Against Trump we lived better

In the face of the satisfaction of the end of the nightmare, a certain nostalgia is detected for the well installed strategy of confrontation in the face of what was labeled as the formation of a dictatorship in the heart of the oldest of democracies. We asked ourselves what we would do when we woke up?

Roraima: Growth Sustained by U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela

Trade on the border between Pacaraima and Santa Elena de Uairén has never been more intense. In 2020, for the first time, two Brazilian states had their main export destination in a single neighboring country and the state of Roraima, which was Brazil’s smallest exporter, multiplied its foreign sales by more than ten times in two years.

Latin America’s uncertainty in the world economy

The year 2020 ends with a notable contraction in the world economy, with unprecedented figures and for some countries the greatest decrease in gross domestic product since measurements were taken. In Latin America, according to ECLAC, in 2020 the worst economic, social and productive crisis that the region has experienced since the beginning of the 20th century took place.

Is it possible to de-dollarize the Ecuadorian economy?

On January 9, 2000, the Ecuadorian government announced the adoption of the US dollar as legal tender, after a deep economic, financial and social crisis. The decision was unilateral, desperate and lacking in political and economic coordination. Could Ecuador de-dollarize its economy?

Bolsonaro’s economic populism

Bolsonaro, as a typical populist, refuses to face concrete problems. He changes his position to suit public opinion and promises unrealistic achievements. The problem is that this leads the country to a crisis of sustainability of public accounts.

The Amapa crisis and energy integration in South America

The recent debate on the energy crisis in Amapá has focused on the precarious performance of the concessionaire, the low quality of services in some regions and the slowness of the government. But energy security will only be guaranteed by the construction of an infrastructure ring throughout the Northern Arc.

Could the pandemic bring a food crisis to Latin America?

Because of its productive capacity and diversity, Latin America is considered by many to be the “breadbasket” of the planet. Despite this relative advantage in the production and export of food in relation to other regions, a significant number of people in Latin America do not have access to adequate food.

Pandemic, Economy and Politics: A View from America

The pandemic continues. The growth of infections and the number of active people in Europe and America indicate that the disease is re-emerging in these areas. In some countries, the spread of the disease has not been significantly controlled and in recent weeks there has been a further increase.

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