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.Lire la suite
Debate over the role of the private sector, especially corporations and financial entities, is gaining momentum in the United Nations.Lire la suite
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.
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 AmericaLire la suite
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.Lire la suite
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 closeLire la suite
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?Lire la suite
In Latin America and elsewhere, the IMF may be re-emerging-but in a changed landscape.Lire la suite
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.
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.Lire la suite
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