North America

North America

The three countries that cover almost 90 percent of North America – the United States, Canada and Mexico – are economically very closely intertwined. The U.S. has the dominant position. It is the world’s largest economy and strongest military power. Shielded by oceans to the east and west, it projects influence globally. The continent is so rich in natural resources that it is practically self-sufficient.

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A cartoon lampooning U.S. President Joe Biden't proposal to suspend vaccine makers patent protection rights

Violating rights under the pretext of Covid-19

As if shackling economies, putting people under lockdown and running mind-boggling deficits were not damaging enough, Western governments are now discussing the suspension of the pharmaceutical industry’s patent rights, allegedly to help vaccinate poorer countries. This is the worst imaginable strategy, as damaging research would leave humankind exposed to future pandemics. But it is an especially hypocritical pretext to erode fundamental property rights

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