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|CIAO Focus, February 2002: World Economic Forum|
After five days of speeches by world leaders, many of whom were critical of the United States, the World Economic Forum has concluded. United Nations Secretary General urged the business community to give hope to the world's poorest nations. Speaker after speaker lambasted America as a smug superpower, too beholden to Israel at the expense of the Muslim world, and inattentive to the needs of poor countries or the advice of allies. Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay was among the business movers and shakers scheduled to participate at the event, but he was uninvited after the collapse of his energy trading company.
From CIAO's database:
Anti-Globalization Movements at the Crossroads
ASEM 3: More Talk or Move Forward?
Transcript: Live Internet Chat on the WTO with Robert Litan
Globalisation: Neither Hell Nor Paradise
CNN Video on Poverty's Ties to Terrorism
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