Articles by Elizabeth Becker



Cambodia Respects Labor Rights and Reaps Rewards

  • 13 May 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
At the close of a long, hot day of sewing men's shirts, hundreds of young Cambodian women waited anxiously as their British boss jumped onto a cutting table with a bullhorn, worried that he would tell them they had lost their jobs.

Fiorina on World Bank Shortlist

  • 03 March 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Carleton Fiorina, who lost her job as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard almost three weeks ago, has emerged as a strong candidate to become president of the World Bank, according to an official in the U.S. administration.

'Millions' Suffer as U.S. Tightens Purse Strings

  • 23 December 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In one of the first signs of the effects of the ever tightening federal budget, in the past two months the U.S. administration has reduced its contributions to global food aid programs aimed at helping millions of people climb out of poverty.

Europe Still Unhappy With U.S. Tax Subsidy

  • 09 November 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Just when lawmakers thought a thorny tax dispute was behind them, the European Union raised objections on Friday to parts of the $137 billion corporate tax bill that was passed last month.

WTO Deal Is Short on Hard Details

  • 03 August 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
By agreeing to the eventual elimination of billions of dollars of farm subsides early Sunday, the World Trade Organization began to make good on its insistence that wealthy nations end the dumping of subsidized food on the global market.

WTO Rules Against U.S. on Cotton

  • 28 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Brazil won a preliminary ruling at the World Trade Organization on Monday night that could force the United States to lower the subsidies it pays farmers to grow cotton and, eventually, most subsidized crops.

U.S. Expects China Trade Concessions

  • 21 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In a rare concession to United States trading demands, China is expected to pledge this week to crack down on pirating and counterfeiting of software, DVDs and other forms of intellectual property, according to U.S. trade officials who have been preparing for trade talks here Wednesday.

U.S. Cuts Its Military Aid in ICC Dispute

  • 03 July 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush suspended all U.S. military assistance to 35 countries Tuesday because they refused to pledge to give U.S. citizens immunity before the International Criminal Court.

U.S. to Talk Free Trade With Central America

  • 10 January 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush's administration officially opened negotiations Wednesday to create a free trade agreement with five Central American countries within a year, a big leap in its ambitious plans for a Nafta-like zone throughout the Western Hemisphere.

U.S. Hopes Videotape Sours Bin Laden Appeal

  • 17 December 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. government moved Friday to make the newest Osama bin Laden tape the centerpiece of an effort to convince the Arab world, and the larger Muslim one, that the Saudi terrorist suspect does not deserve their allegiance.

Pentagon To Promote Arms Links