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    Book Discussion on Global Crossings

    Alvaro Vargas Llosa talked about his book, Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America, in which he compares migration trends over the past decades and explores the reasons…

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    Book Discussion on Breakout Nations

    Ruchir Sharma talked about which countries would make up the economic success stories in the future. He said that China and Brazil would not be in that group, but India, Turkey, and…

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    Vicente Fox Remarks on Drug Legalization

    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox was the featured speaker at the Cato Institute’s discussion on Mexico’s drug war. He detailed the reasons he believed legalizing drugs…

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    U.S. Foreign Aid

    Ian Vasquez talked about spending cuts to foreign aid. Secretary of State Clinton and Treasury Secretary Geithner testified on March 10, 2011, against cuts to foreign aid. He also…

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    U.S. Foreign Aid

    Mr. Vasquez talked about debate over spending on foreign aid, U.S. foreign policy goals, and levels of U.S. foreign aid to developing countries. He responded to audience telephone…

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    Book Discussion on The Cuban Revolution and the United States

    Mr. Falcoff talked about his book The Cuban Revolution and the United States: A History in Documents, 1958-1960, published by U.S. Cuba Press. It argues that recently declassified…

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    Book Discussion on The Race to the Top

    Mr. Larsson discussed his book The Race to the Top: The Real Story of Globalization, published by Cato Institute. In the book, Mr. Larsson argues against the view that…

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    Globalization and World Poverty

    Economists debated whether global economic integration has been disruptive to developing countries. They also talked about the effects of the September 11 terrorist attacks. After…

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    Financing Oil Projects in Poor Nations

    Environmentalists called for the World Bank to stop financing oil, gas, and mining projects in developing nations, claimed that these investments benefit mainly rich multi-national…

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    The Cuban Embargo

    Mr. Fontaine and Mr. Sorzano, two members of the National Security Council staff during the Reagan administration, debated the Clinton administration’s refugee policy and…

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    U.S. Occupation of Haiti

    Mr. Solarz and Mr. Vasquez discussed whether the U.S. should initiate and lead an invasion of Haiti as a means of ousting the current military junta and restoring Jean-Bertrand…

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    Perpetuating Poverty: The World Bank and IMF

    Mr. Bandow spoke about the detrimental effect World bank and International Monetary Fund loans have on developing countries. Other speakers including Mr. Roberts discussed…

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