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India: Enron's Debacle at Dabhol
by Sandip RoyPacific News Service
February 8th, 2002
Enron's collapse may have begun with the kind of misadventures it engaged in half a world away among the quiet coastal villages of Dabhol, India.

USA: Halliburton -- To the Victors Go the Markets
by Jordan GreenFacing South
February 1st, 2002
The influence of big energy corporations in the Bush Administration is no secret. But the story of Dick Cheney and his former company, Halliburton Co., has received little attention -- and it may be the most important.

USA: Enron Chair Gave List of Favored Names to White House
by Marcy GordonAssociated Press
February 1st, 2002
A few months after the White House got a list of recommended candidates from former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay, a friend and backer of President Bush, two of them were appointed to a federal energy commission.

USA: Enron Got Its Money's Worth
by Robert ScheerLos Angeles Times
January 24th, 2002
The administration's energy program, developed by Vice President Dick Cheney in secret meetings -- six of them with Enron officials -- could have been written by lobbyists for the now failed company.

USA: Fired Andersen Partner Refuses to Testify on Enron
by Kevin Drawbaugh and Susan CornwellReuters
January 24th, 2002
A fired partner of auditor Andersen refused to testify to Congress on the destruction of evidence in the collapse of energy giant Enron, prompting lawmakers to say he was frustrating their probe.

USA: Enron's New $5 Billion Black Hole
by Jamie DowardThe Observer (UK)
January 20th, 2002
Investigators probing the accounts of collapsed energy giant Enron are examining what happened to more than $5 billion in loans and investments the company made to subsidiaries kept off its balance sheet. The scale of the black hole opening up looks as if it could dwarf previous estimates.

USA: VP Tried to Aid Enron in India
by Timothy J. BurgerNew York Daily News
January 18th, 2002
Vice President Cheney tried to help Enron collect a $64 million debt from a giant energy project in India, government documents obtained by the Daily News show.

USA: Bush Faces Flak Over Links to Defense Contractor
by Jason NissThe Independent (UK)
January 13th, 2002
President George W Bush's administration, already on the back foot over its connections with the collapsed energy giant Enron, faces questions over a massive defence contract which aided an investment firm with Bush family links.

USA: Auditor Says Enron Documents Gone
by Marcy GordonAssociated Press
January 10th, 2002
WASHINGTON -- The firm that audited the books of collapsed Enron Corp., Arthur Andersen LLP, disclosed Thursday that a ''significant but undetermined'' number of documents related to the company had been destroyed.

USA: Don't Cry for Enron, Argentina
by Paul KrugmanSan Francisco Chronicle
December 12th, 2001
Not long ago Argentina, like Enron, was a darling of the financial community. And like Enron, Argentina was held up as a role model, to a large extent by the same people -- Argentina's monetary system, in particular, was lauded in the pages of Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, and feted at libertarian think tanks.

US: Enron's Legacy
by David MorrisAlterNet
December 3rd, 2001
Kenneth Lay is living proof that one person can change the world. His company, Enron, may be in shambles. In three months, it may no longer exist. But for the rest of our lives we will live in a world redesigned by Kenneth Lay.

USA: Enron on Brink of Bankruptcy
by Kristen HaysAssociated Press
November 29th, 2001
HOUSTON -- The slick financing that helped turn Enron Corp. into a mighty power-brokering dynamo became its Achilles' heel, leaving the energy trader teetering toward bankruptcy after a smaller rival abandoned plans to buy it.

USA: Enron, Dynegy Confirm Possible Merger Talks
by Jeff FranksReuters
November 8th, 2001
HOUSTON -- Enron Corp., plagued by investor doubts and under the gun to shore up its crumbling finances, said on Thursday it was talking with power trading rival Dynegy Inc. about a possible merger.

KENYA: Japan Suspends Funding for Sondu Miriu Dam
by Jennifer WanjiruEnvironment News Service
June 4th, 2001
Citing "environmental disruption and corruption" in a letter to the government of Kenya, Japan's Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka indicated that suspension of funding for the Sondu Miriu hydropower dam project was ''a response to criticism from environmental campaigners and differences between Kenya and Japan over further funding.''

US: Making World Trade Fair
by Doreen HemlockSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 6th, 2001
They're often portrayed as obstructionists to trade and the global economy. But the social movement that mobilized thousands in Quebec last month -- and earlier in Seattle and Prague -- is maturing beyond street protests.

USA: 500 Protest Enron Plant
by David FleshlerSun-Sentinel
March 27th, 2001
More than 500 people packed the Pompano Beach Civic Center on Monday night in a formidable display of opposition to Enron Corp.'s plans for a power plant next to Florida's Turnpike.

USA: Cheney Made Millions Off Oil Deals with Hussein
by Martin A. LeeSan Francisco Bay Guardian
November 13th, 2000
During former defense secretary Richard Cheney's five-year tenure as chief executive of Halliburton, Inc., his oil services firm raked in big bucks from dubious commercial dealings with Iraq. Cheney left Halliburton with a $34 million retirement package last July when he became the GOP's vice-presidential candidate

JAPAN: Police Raid Mitsubishi Motors
Business Recorder
August 28th, 2000
Japanese police investigators raided the offices of Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Sunday on suspicion of concealing customer complaints and recalls from government inspectors for decades, Kyodo news agency reported.

AFRICA: Illegal Diamond Trade Funds War in Sierra Leone
UMCOR
April 19th, 2000
Peace cannot be sustained in Sierra Leone until controls are imposed on the illegal selling of diamonds used to finance its civil war, according to a recent study.

US: Ebbers Set to Shed His Assets
by Gretchen MorgensonNew York Times

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