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The Challenges for Regional Integration - Bolivia joining Mercosur and Cuba – US relations

by Julio C. Gambina

13 February 2016

Latin American Integration continues to be discussed as a way of addressing the repercussions of capitalism’s global crisis and aspiring to a different development of the global order. It is worth focussing on the challenges this situation presents, notably the move away from Mercosur’s neoliberal and liberalizing origins at the beginning of the nineties.

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by Bhumika Muchhala

10 May 2014

Debate over the role of the private sector, especially corporations and financial entities, is gaining momentum in the United Nations.

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22 September 2013

The purpose of the attached study just issued by LATINDADD (Latin American Network on Debt,Democracy and Rights) is to analyze the impact of DTAs (Double Taxation Agreements)
on the government fi nancing system and the tax structure in Latin America,
and to open the dialogue to establish more progressive and fairer tax systems
in the region.

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New European Union development cooperation strategies in Latin America

by Eurodad

29 June 2013

At a time when European Union institutions are discussing how to improve their financing modalities under the work of the EU blending platform, this report discusses the growing role that financial institutions and the European private sector are playing in development cooperation policies between the EU and Latin America

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Bank of the South is formalized

by News Agencies

29 September 2009

Presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela signed on September 26th. the foundational document on the sidelines of the Africa-South America Summit in Margarita Island, Venezuela, last night, after almost four years of attempts to form a regional financial institution.

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Managing Crisis in Jamaica and Cuba

by Robert Buddan

8 September 2009

In Cuba, the economy is the top priority and food security is regarded as nothing less than a matter of national security. In Jamaica, the economy is the priority, although winning by-elections seems to come close

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Which IMF Do You Want?

by Roberto Bissio

2 September 2009

Technical or political, friendly or heated, these debates have explored all the aspects of the tumultuous relationship between the IMF and Latin America, except for one: What Fund do we want? How should we reform the Fund, if we could?

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Beyond the World Creditors’ Cartel

by Dariush Sokolov

20 August 2009

In Latin America and elsewhere, the IMF may be re-emerging-but in a changed landscape.

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Baltic economic instability threatens to spread to Sweden

by Jordan Shilton

17 June 2009

The uncertainty over Latvia’s economic future has provoked concerns in ruling circles throughout Europe.
Concerns are particularly acute in Sweden. Estimates suggest that Swedish-based banks have outstanding credits totalling 500 billion kronor (nearly €50 billion) to the Baltic countries.

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South American Trade and Currency Volatility

by Tony Phillips

9 June 2009

Latin America is rich in real terms, however its financial infrastructure is primitive. This means that many national and international transactions pass unnecessarily via northern financial centers, sometimes requiring two hard currency conversions from buyer currency to dollar to seller currency.

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