Category Archives: Peru

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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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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The International Year of Quinoa

2013 has been declared, by the United Nations, the International Year of the Quinoa. Quinoa is a protein-rich and organic crop from the Andes. It is especially grown in the high land of Peru and Bolivia. According to the UN … 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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Fascinating Endeavor

During the last 10 years, Peru has accomplished great progress in the development arena. As a World Bank’s overview highlights, high growth rates, low inflation, macroeconomic stability, reduction of external debt and poverty, and important advances in social and development … Continue reading

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