Well Mark Weisbrot and Luis Sandoval of CEPR give us a butt load. Go check out what this struggle for "liberty and democracy" is really all about.
Funny how the English press always forgets to mention these basic facts, isn't it?
President of Bolivia, Evo Morales:
International trade can play a major role in the promotion of economic development and the alleviation of poverty. We recognize the need for all our peoples to benefit from the increased opportunities and welfare gains that the multilateral trading system generates. The majority of WTO members are developing countries. We seek to place their needs and interests at the heart of the Work Programme adopted in this Declaration. Doha World Trade Organization Ministerial Declaration, November 14, 2001
With these words began the WTO round of negotiations seven years ago. In reality, are economic development, the alleviation of poverty, the needs of all our peoples, the increased opportunities for developing countries at the center of the current negotiations at the WTO?
(Continue reading at Upside Down World)
Yesterday afternoon, a helicopter crashed in the Cochabamba region of Bolivia. All people on board, four Venezuelan army personnel and a Major in the Bolivian army, died in the crash. The Super Puma copter which normally carries up to 20 people was on loan to Bolivia from Venezuela, and is the same one that transports President Evo Morales around Bolivia on his frequent trips to visit towns cities villages.
This is the second crash involving loaned Venezuelan helicopters in Bolivia. But it's the closest one to becoming an enormous international incident, as Evo used the very same helicopter to travel to Cochabamba that morning.
Funny how many Latin American presidents get involved in air crashes, innit?