Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Challenges and Opportunities of Microfinance

Microfinance Background & Definition In the 1970’s, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, a professor of Economics at Chittagong University began lending to poor women in the village of Jobra, Bangladesh. Yunus realized the impact that these loans can have on the lives … Continue reading

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Brazil 2014 – The Presidential Campaign

2014 is an important year for Brazil. Not only because the country will be hosting the FIFA World Cup, but mainly because during the second semester Brazilians will elect their new President, or reelect President Dilma Rousseff. Although there are … Continue reading

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Post-Chavez Venezuela

On the afternoon of March 5th, Vice President Nicolas Maduro informed Venezuelans that President Hugo Chavez had passed away after battling cancer for over two years. The government has announced a 7-day period of mourning, while Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles … Continue reading

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