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Famed economist Tim Harcourt talks Peru, Latin America

Luis Davelouis Lengua for El Comercio Around here, listening to visiting international academics telling us that Peru is going in the right direction, that it is an example and that there is still much to be done has become commonplace, and therefore, obvious and boring. The well-known Australian economist Time Harcourt (author of the best-selling Airport Economist) is a very nice guy, who seems, at first impression, unable to say anything negative about anyone, even Hitler. Appearances lie. In your presentation,…

The Brazilian Law on Money Laundering – take precuations!

        This article was written by Adler Martins, a law graduate from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and also an MBA graduate from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas,.and was published in October.) Brazil has recently altered its money laundering law. The new bill has tightened the government’s grip on most of the investment operations and has significantly broadened financial institutions’ and investment brokers’ duties to report suspicious activities. Since the reporting…

Is Brazil the reservoir of future agricultural productive capacity?

The following article was published by Dorvers, CattleNnetwork and refers to the agriculture potential of Latin America and Mercosur’s largest economy, Brazil. The column sources are Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.) Back in 2001, we estimated that Brazil could bring 200 to 300 million acres of land into agricultural production—an area equal to the US acreage involved in major crop production. Two years later the, USDA Foreign…

Hilton Hotels Makes Large Bet on Argentina’s Future

Darin Bifani In addition to creating the world’s first international hotel chain, one of the great accomplishments of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton was to lead his hotel properties through many periods of great economic difficulty. Building on its international presence and history of making investments despite difficult macroeconomic circumstances, it was announced that the Hilton will build its fifth hotel in Argentina. The hotel, Hilton Pilar Hotel & Residences, will be built in the Pilar…