Notes: George W. Bush made several somewhat surprising statements in the week before his trip to the G-8 summit in Genoa, Italy and his meeting with Pope John Paul II. First, Bush proposed amnesty for illegal Mexican immigrants. Then, he stated that the World Bank should made grants instead of loans to poor nations. Finally he pushed the idea that free trade could be used as an instrument to fight world poverty. However, the proposals were general in nature with no details as to how they could be implemented. Some analysts believe they were made so that he would appear more moderate to Europeans and to the Pope who has advocated using free markets to promote human freedom. 07.22.01