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30 September 2003
The mounting criticism of Bush’s Iraqi policies now extends to key business allies of the administration. "The big oil companies were not enthusiastic about the Iraqi war," says Fareed Mohamedi of PFC Energy, a consultancy firm based in Washington D.C. that advises petroleum firms. "Corporations like Exxon-Mobile and Chevron-Texaco want stability, and this is not what Bush is providing in Iraq and the Gulf region," adds Mohamedi.
23 June 2003
After nearly six months in office President Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva is encountering opposition from within his own party while he stakes out foreign policy positions that challenge the Bush administration. As Emir Sader, a political analyst at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, proclaims: "The government has adopted a fairly traditional economic approach that arouses the ire of some in Lula’s Workers Party, while he is using Mercosur, the South American trade bloc, to confront the Bush administrations’ efforts to impose its commercial agenda on the region."
5 May 2003
With the end of the U.S. war in Iraq the perspective of most commentators across the political spectrum is that the Bush administration is triumphant and can wreck its will on the world. Saddam Hussein is banished from power, the United States occupies Iraq and is sitting on top of the world’s second largest oil deposits. Referring to the failure of European as well as Arab countries to deter naked U.S. aggression, Tariq Ali, in an editorial in the New Left Review of London, writes, "American global hegemony… has never been so clearly displayed."
10 March 2003
Rio de Janeiro - As Luis Inacio Lula da Silva enters his third month as president of Brazil he enjoys popular approval ratings approaching eighty percent. His "Zero Hunger" program has begun with pilot projects around the country, and as promised in his electoral campaign, he has set up councils comprised of members of civil society to make recommendations on key policy issues.
25 January 2003
Bush’s aggression against Iraqi represents a rupture with the framework of globalization that the United States has been pursuing ever since the end of the Vietnam War. This rupture is going to have appalling consequences for the United States as well as the rest of the world.
13 December 2002
Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, the incoming president of Brazil, is demonstrating an uncanny ability to move forward a progressive agenda while keeping his conservative antagonists at bay. This was clearly demonstrated in his meeting with George W. Bush in Washington on December 10.