Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"The US corporations and lobbyists with close ties to the Mubarak regime"

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"As the Obama administration continues efforts to encourage the Mubarak regime to start a democratic transition, many are questioning how the U.S.-Egypt relationship might change. For three decades, the U.S. has given more than $1 billion a year in military aid to Egypt, a deal some powerful U.S. corporations benefit from as well as lobbyists on Capitol Hill. Senior Fellow at the center for American Progress Pratap Chatterjee is investigating these issues. He’s been studying information from the Wikileaks cables and the Sunlight Foundation to trace the relationship between the U.S. government, American corporations and lobbyists."

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