Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that
anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify
it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again,
and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue
me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking
part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people
on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...
breaking free of the IMF...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a wonderful, benevolent monetary outreach program designed to help the developing world, right?
Bzzzzzzt. "Wrong!" says a whole gaggle of Latin American countries...
The motivation for cutting ties (with the IMF) has been explicitly political. The Latin American electorate is fed up with policies like privatization and curtailed social spending; these policies, hallmarks of IMF "neoliberalism," have hit the countries' poor majorities hardest.
Excerpted from Latin America Unchained - by Mark Engler
And a big Hooray for Hugo Chavez.
(Inspired by a blog post by Antony Loewenstein)