How would an Obrador victory effect Latin America? And how would the U.S. interact with a populist government running its second largest trade partner and second largest source of crude oil?

Posted by David Ignatius on June 29, 2006 10:00 AM


Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. Mr. Kuttab is the former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah, Palestine and the founder of AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station. His personal web page is

Mexico for the Poor or the Rich

The real fight today seems between those who are rich and work for the rich with the hope that by doing that they will also benefit the poor and those who are for the poor (while they themselves might be...

Daoud Kuttab Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan | 0 COMMENTS
Jul 2, 2006 at 5:01 AM
Leon Krauze is a Mexican blogger and a founder of

Mexico at the Crossroads

Leon Krauze Mexico | 55 COMMENTS
Miklós Vámos is a Hungarian novelist, screenwriter and talk show host. He is one of the most read and respected writers in his native Hungary. He has taught at Yale University on a Fulbright fellowship, served as The Nation’s East European correspondent, worked as consultant on the Oscar-winning film Mephisto, and presented Hungary’s most-watched cultural television show. Vámos has received numerous awards for his plays, screenplays, novels and short stories, including the Hungarian Merit Award for lifetime achievement. The Book of Fathers is considered his most accomplished novel and has sold 200,000 copies in Hungary.

Trader, Subsidizer, Revolutionary? Doesn't Matter

Miklos Vamos Budapest, Hungary | 16 COMMENTS
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Markets Vote Separately

Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 2 COMMENTS
Ibsen Martinez

Recent Comments

PostGlobal is an interactive conversation on global issues moderated by Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria and David Ignatius of The Washington Post. It is produced jointly by Newsweek and, as is On Faith, a conversation on religion. Please send us your comments, questions and suggestions.