Category Archives: Argentina

Inseguridad en Buenos Airese

Photo Credit: Infobae Este es un blog por Lowell George, quien está en su cuarto año en la escuela de Agricultura y Ciencias en Cornell,  en la que estudia Recursos Naturales. Ella tiene una asignatura secundaria en español y pasó … Continue reading

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Insecurity in Buenos Aires

Photo Credit: Infobae This is a guest post  by Lowell George, a Senior at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences studying Natural Resources. She has a minor in Spanish and spent last Spring studying abroad in Seville, Spain Argentina … Continue reading

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Water Struggle in Chile

Chile is going through a water struggle with the advent of recent natural calamities namely the drought and floods this year. Flash floods in the Andes caused contamination of Santiago’s water supplies as the river Maipo was muddied leading to … Continue reading

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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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Entrepreneurship and Latin America

Entrepreneurship is an interesting phenomenon that has revolutionized many economies and become a mainstream policy objective for most countries. Research indicates that Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) tend to constitute 95-99% of the business activity in any economy. In fact, over … Continue reading

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The Pacific Alliance

On January 30th, the Presidents of the Pacific Alliance’s Member States agreed to liberalize intra-trade by 90% by March 31st. The move would bring tariffs down to a mere 10%, a significant reduction in the region given the rising protectionism … Continue reading

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The Falklands/Malvinas Question

On January 3rd, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner addressed a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron calling on the United Kingdom to return the Falkland Islands (in Spanish, Islas Malvinas) to Argentina. According to Ms. Fernandez, the letter was … Continue reading

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South America Integration: Practical Initiative

The social and economic integration of South America has been marked by the inception of different trade blocs. Among them, the Comunidad Andina (ANCOM), created in 1969, seeks to establish a common market between Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Another … Continue reading

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Microcredit Initiative in Argentina

Microcredit is an important tool for reaching the poor, traditionally excluded from financial markets, contributing to the development of entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation.  Whenever we think of modern microcredit, it is impossible not to remember the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh with … Continue reading

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