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Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

Feeling the sanctions, coming from the U.S. and targeting the Islamic Republic's economy, Iranians are increasingly turning to digital currencies like Bitcoin

ILE - IPresidential candidate Alberto Fernandez and his running-mate, former President Cristina Fernandez

'Up in the air': Polls show Argentinian presidential race neck-and-neck

The polls point to tense months ahead for Argentina and its jittery markets, but also suggest both sides will need to make concessions to win over the middle ground of voters

People walk in a shopping zone in downtown Havana

Cuba hopes for slight growth as Trump pummels Caribbean island

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said upon closing the meeting on Saturday that a series of emergency measures announced this month aimed to stimulate domestic production and he hoped for slight growth this year

Trump blasts Bitcoin, Facebook's Libra, demands they face banking regulations

Donald Trump criticized Bitcoin, Facebook’s proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to regulations

The installations of Ecopetrol's Castilla oil rig platform are seen in Castilla La Nueva, Colombi

Hocol signs 4 contracts for oil exploration in Colombia

Colombia has proven reserves of 1,958 million barrels, equivalent to 6.2 years of consumption, with a current average production of 865,000 barrels per day, of which 50 percent is for domestic consumption and the rest for export

Members of Congress celebrate the vote of the pension reform bill

Brazil's pension system is going to change

Pension reform is the cornerstone of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's economic agenda

Taking of oil extractor pump

Under pressure for sanctions, Venezuela sells oil to a small Turkish company

With the sanctions of the United States preventing Venezuela from selling oil to that country, the state oil company PDVSA has turned to several little-known buyers

Machine harvesting soybean harvest in Brazil

FAO and OECD foresee a slowdown in soybeans in Latin America

Production growth will be 2.8% in the next decade, compared to 6.9% in the two previous decades

Marcelo Ebrard, Sebastian Pinera, Martin Vizcarra and Ivan Duque during 14th Pacific Alliance Summit in Lima

Ecuador to join market-friendly Pacific Alliance under Moreno

Pacific Alliance members currently account for 37% of gross domestic product in Latin American and the Caribbean

Juan José Echavarría, general manager of the Bank of the Republic of Colombia

Political polarization in Colombia is already making noise in the economy

Despite having signed a peace agreement, the country remains divided politically and socially

Bitcoins

Cuba is studying cryptocurrency as part of economic crisis measures

Miguel Diaz-Canel, working to establish his legitimacy after assuming the presidency in April 2018, said the government was working on the details of the implementation

Una vista muestra un campamento de minería de oro ilegal en Puerto Maldonado

Ecuador cracks down on illegal miners in northern region

The South American nation is hoping to fuel its sluggish economy by expanding its mining sector

Glass of beer with photographs of the national currency of Peru

Tax changes endangers Peru's beer industry

The announcement of the Ministry of Economics and Finance worried the producers of this product because of increases in national prices

Person taking out two Colombian banknotes from his wallet in front of a computer

Colombia's 'disastrous' minimum wage is restraining its development

Christopher Pissarides, a winner of the Economics Nobel Prize, emphasized the need for labor reform in Colombia, starting with the minimum wage

 

 

Personas hacen fila para comprar arroz en una tienda del estado en el centro de La Habana, Cuba.

Shortages plague Cuba as U.S. sanctions sharpen economic woes

The extensive lines outside the stores, with shelves mostly unsupplied, are increasingly common in Cuba

Recolectores de café

Coffee slump reaps bitter harvest for Central American migrants

"My husband had to emigrate due to debt and because coffee cannot even provide for food here," Carmen Andino

 Lee C. Bucheit: the leader of the economic recovery in Juan Guaidó's Venezuela

Lee C. Buchheit, the so-called 'debt guru', was contacted by the opposition government of Juan Guaidó to lead the country's economic recovery

Venezuela: how have other countries solved their inflation crises?

In history there have been many cases of countries with hyperinflation in their economy, both in Latin America and elsewhere, how did they deal with this problem?

These are the countries that have used two currencies at the time

Each country, or union, has its own official currency. However, a nation may have more than one in legal use, as have been the cases of Cuba and France

Panama: anticorruption and economic reform are Cortizo's plans

Laurentino Cortizo has declared that two of the main policies of his government will be government transparency and the economic reactivation

 

 

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