|USA: IMF on the Ropes|
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, Focus on Corporations
March 21st, 2000
But these jujitsu tactics may be running out of steam. Political momentum against the IMF ratcheted up in recent weeks, when the Meltzer Commission, a bipartisan advisory commission to the U.S. Congress, released its report.
|Mozambique: Leaders Call For Debt Cancellation|
Panafrican News Agency
March 15th, 2000
Leaders of the Southern Africa Development Community Tuesday called on the international community to cancel all foreign debts owed by Mozambique.
|USA: Wolfensohn Responds - Limiting the World Bank|
by James D. Wolfensohn, Washington Post
March 13th, 2000
During the past few days a good deal of coverage has been focused on the Meltzer Commission Report on the International Financial Institutions, and what it might mean for the World Bank. Let me take this opportunity to lay out some real concerns that we at the bank have, and also to set the record straight.
|USA: Between Revolution and Reform - The Meltzer Commission's Vision|
by Martin Wolf, Financial Times
March 8th, 2000
The ''report of the international financial institution advisory commission'' sounds so innocuous. It is not. In the current US debate, it will be explosive. The question is whether it will end with pure destruction or efficient replacements for the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and regional development banks of today.
|Thailand: Outgoing IMF Chief Hit With Pie|
February 13th, 2000
Thailand -- The outgoing chief of the International Monetary Fund got a rude retirement present Sunday when an American anti-free trade activist penetrated security at a trade conference and hit him with a pie in the face.
|Brazil: IMF -- Shut Up or Get Out|
February 12th, 2000
The International Monetary Fund has retracted criticism of Brazil's anti-poverty plan in the wake of national indignation and calls for IMF representative Lorenzo Perez to be kicked out of the country.
|USA: Protestors at WTO Plan DC Follow-Up|
by John Burgess, Washington Post
January 26th, 2000
Activist groups that paralyzed downtown Seattle during the World Trade Organization conference late last year plan to converge on Washington in April to protest a joint meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.