Monthly Archives: June 2013

Food Security vs Environmental Conservation: Brazilian Cerrado’s example

In the face of farm crises and fear of not being able to import enough food in the 1970’s, Brazil, stepped up to the challenge and established itself as an agricultural miracle as the total value of the country’s crops … Continue reading

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Protests in Brazil

Although it is impossible to foresee which will be the end of the street movements started in Brazil at the beginning of the month, it is undeniable that the protests have become one of the biggest street demonstrations since Brazilians … Continue reading

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Making an Impact: Lessons and Encounters in the Social Business Sector

This summer I am interning at Agora Partnerships, a nonprofit organization that provides early stage social entrepreneurs with access to capital, networks, and resources in Latin America. Social businesses are those organizations that are financially sustainable and make an economic, … Continue reading

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The Dichotomy between Hispanic groups in the United States: What does the future look like?

Two articles, written within a day of each other speak to the idea that Hispanics in the United States are a driving force of the population and its economy. Yet, these articles pose two very different stories: one the one … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Legitimacy Crisis and Latin America’s Response

On May 29, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles in Bogota. The meeting came as Capriles begins a Latin American tour to make his case that last April’s presidential election was fraudulent. This was … Continue reading

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United States – Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement

On May 15th of 2012, Colombia and the United States signed a free trade agreement called the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) that eliminates tariffs and other barriers to trade in goods and services between the two countries. An increase in … Continue reading

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Casa Cornelia Law Center

The Casa Cornelia Law Center is a public interest law firm dedicated to helping indignant clients with pro bono legal services. The law center is located in San Diego, California and its clients are from all over the world; although, … Continue reading

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