Dr. Mark Weisbrot is the co-director, with Dean Baker, of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington DC, specializing in domestic and international economic policy and US economic relations with Latin America. He writes weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited in the UK and is a frequently contributor on economic policy issues for McClatchy news services and Brazil’s largest newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo. Mark is also the President of Just Foreign Policy, an independent non profit organization dedicated to reforming US foreign policy based upon diplomacy, cooperation and international law. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and co-wrote the screenplay with Tariq Ali (Tar-eek Al-ee) for Oliver Stone’s film “South of the Border” – about leftist governments in Latin America. His organization’s website where you can find his writings is CEPR.org.