Рухнет ли плотина в 2007 году?

Мир пережил 2006 год без крупной экономической катастрофы, несмотря на заоблачные цены на нефть и всё более выходящий из-под контроля Ближний Восток. Но этот год преподал более чем достаточно уроков мировой экономике, вместе с тем и предупреждая о том, как она будет работать в дальнейшем.

Как и следовало ожидать, 2006-й стал годом очередного решительного отрицания фундаменталистской неолиберальной политики, на этот раз со стороны избирателей Никарагуа и Эквадора. Между тем, в соседней Венесуэле Уго Чавес одержал на выборах убедительную победу: по крайней мере, он дал жителям бедных районов, которым до сих пор мало что перепадало от огромного нефтяного богатства страны, хоть какое-то образование и медицинское обслуживание.

Возможно, наиболее важным событием для мира является то, что избиратели Соединенных Штатов выдали вотум недоверия президенту Джорджу Бушу, противовесом которому теперь будет состоящий преимущественно из демократов Конгресс.

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