f history has any lessons for us, Eric Helleiner says, then books about the crash of 1929 and the subsequent years of financial and personal chaos are decidedly relevant for the current crisis
The fifth summit of the Americas in Trinidad next April has not yet received much attention. Yet, if properly handled, the summit, to be held for the first time in the Caribbean, presents the region with a great opportunity to share its challenges with 34 heads of state and government.
There has been something deeply disconcerting about the negotiations of the past few days in Washington to bail out the U.S. financial system: The best and brightest of policy and economic elites have seemed out of their depth.
The collapse of the Doha Round, the first post World War II multilateral trade round has brought to the fore the issues that need to be moved forward for trade liberalisation.
It is because Asia will intrude significantly on issues critical to Canada's welfare and security.
The drama unfolding in the United States' financial markets has already attained the proportions of a major event in economic history.
This month marks an important anniversary: 10 years since global markets were rocked by the collapse of a major U.S. financial institution, capping a year of crises.
At a dinner party a few days ago a columnist and former diplomat asked me, --Has Chile joined the Left-ward trend in Latin America?" I replied, "Chile has been ruled by a Centre-Left coalition for 17 years, and its current president (Michelle Bachelet) and the previous one (Ricardo Lagos) are Socialists".
While the world is focused on controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa, the increasing onslaught of cancer has been largely overlooked and ignored.
On Thursday night, speaking to a capacity crowd of 85,000 in a Denver sports stadium and a record-shattering 38 million plus viewers on national TV, Barack Obama scored a baseball home run.