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September 23, 2009 | By Tony Avirgan | Economic SnapshotFree trade becomes awfully expensive for those needing generic drugs in Central America.
August 12, 2009 | By Tony Avirgan | Economic SnapshotOn average, only U.S. union workers will receive annual paid vacation time comparable to the minimums mandated by our European peers.
July 8, 2009 | By Tony Avirgan | Quick TakesThe G-8 countries convened in Italy July 8 at a time of a global jobs crisis: The International Labor Organization (ILO) predicts that 51 million jobs will be lost globally in the current financial downturn.
March 25, 2009 | By Tony Avirgan | Economic SnapshotThe largest European countries are skimping when it comes to stimulating their economies, leaving too much of the burden to countries like the United States and China.
February 18, 2009 | By Tony Avirgan | Economic SnapshotThe economies of all major developed nations are expected to contract this year, causing widespread joblessness and increased poverty.
February 26, 2008 | By Tony Avirgan | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for February 26, 2008. Murders of trade unionists go unpunished in Colombia by Tony Avirgan Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists.
January 9, 2008 | By Tony Avirgan | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for January 9, 2008. Coming up short on jobs in Africa by Tony Avirgan The Clinton administration claimed the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which Congress passed in 2000, would provide jobs and lift the economies of sub-Saharan African countries.
August 13, 2007 | By Tony Avirgan | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for August 14, 2007. Infrastructure cuts and consequences by Tony Avirgan with research assistance from Ricardo Franzoi (DIEESE) and Lauren Marra The recent tragedies of the collapse of the Interstate-35 bridge in Minneapolis and the crash of an Airbus A320 at Congonha Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil have two things in common: both pieces of infrastructure had been identified as potentially dangerous and their repair or replacement had been put off as governments chose to spend shrinking resources on other priorities.
May 29, 2007 | By Tony Avirgan | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for May 30, 2007. Income and poverty trends in Israel by Tony Avirgan Israel’s economy has become more unequal in recent years.
April 19, 2006 | By Tony Avirgan | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots Archive. Snapshot for April 19, 2006. South Africa’s economic gap grows wider while Brazil’s narrows slightly South Africa and Brazil are among the countries in the world with the greatest degree of economic inequality.
April 10, 2002 | By Tony Avirgan | CommentaryOpinion pieces and speeches by EPI staff and associates. THIS PIECE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN BALTIMORE SUN ON APRIL 4, 2002. World Bank/IMF Threw Colombia Into Tailspin by Tony Avirgan As the United States drifts deeper into the Colombian quagmire of drugs and war, policymakers need to take a new look at the problems of poverty, joblessness, and hopelessness that have made that country such a trouble-spot.