Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Juss II, Jekteviksbakken 31

Is Obama’s foreign policy towards Latin America any different than that of Bush? Is Venezuela’s economy going down the drain? What does the development of left-leaning governments in Latin America mean for the future of the continent? And is the US re-militarizing Latin America?

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US economist and development expert Mark Weisbrot talks about new development strategies and new alliances in Latin America ...and what is the Obama administration’s response?

Mark Weisbrot is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington DC, President of Just Foreign Policy, weekly commentator in The Guardian Unlimited (UK) and syndicated columnist in more than 550 newspapers across the world, Mark Weisbrot is an outspoken voice on international development policies and US politics at home and abroad. He is a specialist on Latin America and received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.