03 November 2001
Tortilla producers announced an increase in the price of tortillas of between 12.5% and 37.5%. Tortillas provide about 40% of the calories in a typical campesino diet. Tortilla producers blamed the price increases on middlemen who "...
02 November 2001
The world economy is close to recession and developing nations will suffer the most severe impact, according to yearly prognostications published by the World Bank. The GNP of developing nations will grow by 2.9% this year, but only 1....
18 October 2001
Written by Stephen Zunes, Middle East EditorForeign Policy In Focus Editors: Tom Barry (IRC) and Martha Honey (IPS)

Key Points The U.S....
18 October 2001
On 28 June 1991, the Yugoslavian Federation fell off the wall. The Humpty-Dumpty of nations shattered into pieces, and years of civil war and domestic conflict blighted the now-...
01 July 2001
You might not see things yet on the surface, but underground, it’s already on fire. - Indonesian writer Y.B. Mangunwijaya

The surface reports of the recent Quebec City trade talks belie their real import. The mainstream...

01 July 2001
I had been told that flying to Tel Aviv was like flying to no other place in the world. This turned out to be correct; before even allowed to my gate I was extensively questioned, (including a few inexplicable questions, like “What is...

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