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?

Pacific Alliance

Across the ocean: New associate members of the Pacific Alliance

Four new states have joined the bloc representing the ever-growing international economic integration with Latin America

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

Peru - India

A Pacific tale: India-Peru free trade agreement talks

During the month of July, talks are being held between the governments of India and Peru in order to reach a free trade agreement which will cover goods, services, and investment.

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.

Bitcoin

Is it a good idea to invest in Bitcoin?

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding cryptocurrencies. While some see it as the perfect investment, others fear the possibility of a currency bubble.

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?

Colombia's tourism industry

Colombia's tourism industry benefits from peace deal

After the deal was signed in 2016, Colombia has had an inflow increase of 14.5 % compared to 2015

Pacific Alliance

A bridge between Latin America and Asia

Asia’s major economies and the Pacific Alliance share ideologies and needs. It seems as if it is time to work together and build stronger economic ties.

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?

Mauricio Macri

Are Macri’s policies working for Argentina’s economy?

The last few years haven’t been easy for Argentina. However, under Mauricio Macri’s presidency, credibility and optimism are restoring economic growth.

Michel Temer

Has Temer's presidency improved Brazil’s economy?

Michel Temer’s corruption accusations can’t hide the fact that Brazil’s economy is starting to show signs of growth

Australia and Latin America bet on free trade agreements

Australia has started negotiations with Peru to reach a free trade agreement. This could be a stepping-stone to further relations with the Pacific Alliance.

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?

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