OPEC

What is the OPEC?

It is common knowledge that today’s society depends on crude but who really runs said industry?

Marijuana policy in Uruguay

Uruguay: The first country to make the move

Recreational marijuana is now allowed in the South American country

Latin America

A shape shifting tradition: blocs in Latin America

Economic and political blocs, such as the Pacific Alliance, seem to be gaining importance in today’s politics, but how do they work?

knowledge economy

Challenges for the knowledge economy in Latin America

Many argue that the XXIst century has already embarked humanity on the journey towards the 4th industrial revolution

Cryptocurrencies

An introductory look into cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are part of the new form of the value exchange system

Latin American growth

Is the end of Latin American negative growth in sight?

International financial institutions forecast the end of red figures for Latin American growth in 2017

Cuba economy

Cuba’s private sector faces a new challenge

Donald Trump announced that he would change the conditions of the deal between the United States and Cuba. The consequences will run deep.

Maras

The sophistication of the MS-13 economy

Maras have evolved from national extortionists to international criminals

Puerto Rico’s economy doesn’t depend on becoming the 51st state

After the non-biding vote of Puerto Ricans to become the 51st state, we need to discuss the economic and political consequences if this becomes a reality

Artificial Intelligence

Could investing in Artificial Intelligence be the solution?

By 2035, use of AI could increase the South American GDP by 1%. Is it time to invest more in technology?

Is Trump’s economic agenda doomed?

While Trump’s administration started with strong congressional support, it seems as if his actions have created a rejection towards his economic agenda

Fashion Jobs

How many jobs does fashion generate in Colombia?

The fashion industry continues growing at an unstoppable speed. Increasingly companies are betting on the fabric and clothing business in Latin America

Argentina’s honesty comes with a price

Since 2012, the Argentinian inflation numbers were concealed from the public. Now, under Macri’s administration, the real numbers are in and they’re not encouraging

Latin America commodities

How will Latin America end its dependence on commodities?

Low demand and higher prices of commodities are constantly damaging Latin American economy. What steps should it take to end this dependence?

China’s economic growth

China’s hidden reality is affecting its economy

Despite China’s economic growth, studies show that its productivity is decreasing considerably. What are the global repercussions?

Inequality in Latin America

Inequality reduction has slowed in Latin America

The decline in inequality in terms of income distribution observed since 2008 results from the priority that countries give to social development objectives

Santos Trump

Trump’s words don’t match his budget

At first, the visit of Juan Manuel Santos to the White House turned out easier than expected. However, Trump’s proposed budget dragged spirits down.

Lenín Moreno

A bright, new future for Ecuador

Lenín Moreno's presidency has officially begun. His economic and political intentions will determine the country's stability.

NAFTA

NAFTA rewrite planned

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer sent a letter to congressional leaders, starting 90 days of consultations

Central America: Northern Triangle

Northern Triangle: A never-ending crisis?

How are the conditions in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador affecting the economy of the region?

icaraguan Interoceanic Canal

What happened to the Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal?

What started as one of the biggest economic projects in the region ended as a mysterious flop.

What are the effects of Colombia’s biggest gas finding?

The recent gas discovery of Ecopetrol, Colombia’s state oil company, is expected to have important effect on the country’s economy.

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