World Economic Update
What happened in the markets during August? Is the credit squeeze about to ease, or there is more pain to come? What impact will the financial turmoil of the last month have on the real economy? And what does thisepisode tell us about the stability (or fragility) of contemporary financial markets? This quick-hit edition of the World Economic Update will address these and related questions.
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Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was hailed for his plan to demobilize the country’s paramilitaries, but observers warn the groups are reforming under a different guise.
A Colombian incursion into Ecuador sparks a regional diplomatic crisis at a time of increased arms spending across South America.
Francisco R. Rodriguez, an expert on Venezuelan affairs, says the show of force by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after the Colombian incursion into Ecuador is an attempt to bolster his declining popularity at home.