In the fourth episode of two gringos with questions, your hosts Chris and Ken talk to Francisco Rodriguez, Managing Director and Chief Economist of Torino Economics on Latin America’s 2019 economic forecast, Venezuela’s economic situation, and the case for not boycotting Venezuelan elections.
Homer said “It is a wise child that knows his own father.” Well, Ivanka Trump surely did a much-needed goody for her dad by convincing him of the great importance of apprenticeships, a woefully underappreciated vehicle for supporting human capital development and boosting economic growth.
The historical problem Brazil has been unable to solve is the need to build an inclusive economic model that can help alleviate poverty and reduce inequality. That will require cutting subsidies and benefits to interest groups that have long benefitted from fiscal spending. As the year comes to an end, Brazilians will be happy to forget a bad year in terms of politics and the economy. Unfortunately for them, 2017 might not be much better.
China’s engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean increasingly impacts the region, and by extension, the economic and security environment of the U.S. As such, China’s new document on its approach toward the region is important for policymakers, analysts and businessmen with an interest in that relationship. This article thus examines that document and provides recommendations for U.S. policymakers of how best to respond.
After being celebrated as the most successful case of democratic consolidation and economic development in Latin America since 1990, Chile has now lost its appeal. In the meantime, other countries in Latin America have embraced market-friendly policies and have experienced sustained growth.
Huffington Post interviewed LatinAmericaGoesGlobal editor Chris Sabatini on the economic situation in Venezuela. We read a lot in the press about Venezuela’s unusual currency system, which can be confusing to outsiders. What is the Venezuelan government trying to do? Basically there’s a three-tiered system and a black market system. At the top tier, the rate […]