Category: Country Spotlights, The Economy

Will Brazil Restructure Its Economic Debt?

The economy is mature but the Government, an adolescent.” That’s the way Gustavo Franco, a former president of Brazil’s central bank and a Harvard-trained economist, recently described…

Venezuela in the 1980s, the 1990s and beyond

Venezuela used to be considered a miracle country. Until the early 1980s, it was one of the only four Latin American countries certified by the World Bank as an upper-middle-income economy…

The Benefits of Privatization

Throughout Latin America and in many other parts of the world, such as Eastern Europe people are asking if increased profits of privatized firms are a result of higher prices of products, and…

Shepherds at the End of the Millennium

Shepherds at the End of the Millennium” is an examination of marginal and forgotten Argentines. Argentina is marked by a distorted development that favors the great urban centers- especially…

Art and Economy

As Cuba comes to terms with a dollarized economy and increasing numbers of foreign tourists, the island finds itself in a controversy that is as much about art as it is about economics…

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