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The Pending Challenges of Development

by Martin Khor

20 June 2016

The Declaration on the Right to Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1986 (as Document 41/128) is 30 years old. It is appropriate to celebrate this anniversary. For the right to development has had great resonance among people all over the world, including in developing and poor countries.


The Challenges for Regional Integration - Bolivia joining Mercosur and Cuba – US relations

by Julio C. Gambina

13 February 2016

Latin American Integration continues to be discussed as a way of addressing the repercussions of capitalism’s global crisis and aspiring to a different development of the global order. It is worth focussing on the challenges this situation presents, notably the move away from Mercosur’s neoliberal and liberalizing origins at the beginning of the nineties.


"We Need a Plan B for Europe"

by Gokhan Terzioglu, Steve Knauss & Antoine Dolcerocca

13 February 2016

Potemkin Review interviewed Eric Toussaint, President of CADTM. He presided as the scientific coordinator for the Truth Committee on the Greek Public Debt established by then President of the Greek Parliament Zoe Konstantopoulou in 2015.



by News Agency

25 January 2016

Policy makers have been burning through reserves to reduce yuan volatility as the currency lost its status as a one-way bet on appreciation amid the slowest economic growth in a quarter century and an unexpected devaluation in August



by Arthur Macewan

23 January 2016

Recently, the details of the Puerto Rican economic mess, and especially the financial crisis, have become almost daily fodder for the U.S. press. Yet, the island’s colonial status and the economic impact of that status, which lie at the foundation of the current debacle, have been largely ignored.




18 January 2016

An special report issued by OXFAM affirms that the global wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small wealthy elite. These wealthy individuals have generated and sustained their vast riches through their interests and activities in important economic and financial sectors- The study has included well known and recognized data sources estimating the ‘85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population


USA: Students´ debts are surpassing $1.3 trillion

by Libby Kane

18 January 2016

In the background of growing hurdles for young generations to find good jobs with higher incomes to make feasible repayments, gigantic growth of students´s debts has become a key political issue


Spain: Has austerity worked?

by David Rosnick y Mark Weisbrot

17 January 2016

This paper examines Spain’s recent economic history, both before and after its recession, with a focus on employment, contributions to GDP growth, and the current account balance. It concludes that the economic recovery that began in the second half of 2013 is not the result of austerity policies, and is unlikely to rescue Spain from mass unemployment in the foreseeable future.


Debt and Development

by Alejandro Reuss

12 January 2016

We used to hear all the time about the “Third World” debt crisis—and how it was keeping Latin America and Africa poor. But now I hear that those economies have actually been growing pretty fast. Was all that talk about debt overblown?


The Gigantic growth of debt in China

by Jim Edwards

9 January 2016

Now, the Chinese economy is slowing. But China hasn’t stopped adding more debt. About five years ago, Chinese debt levels began accelerating far faster than GDP


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