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Can Latin American higher education go global without using English?

(Editor’s Note: This article was written by Leandro Tessler and was published in The Guardian newspaper on 5 March. Leandro Tessler is an associate professor of physics at Unicamp, Campinas in Brazil) Some Latin American countries are dedicating important resources to internationalisation of their higher education systems. This has triggered a rapid response from institutions, associations and even governments from the developed world. Suddenly Latin American universities became regarded as important potential…

Paraguay will lead the way with 10% growth this year in Latin America

Latin America Economy to Grow 3.5% This Year,  the UN Panel Says The forecasts are based on better economic performance by Brazil and Argentina, countries that in 2012 grew 0.9 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively Latin America and the Caribbean will grow at a rate of 3.5 percent in 2013, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America said on Tuesday, revising downward its earlier forecast of 3.8 percent growth this year. In an updated economic assessment, ECLAC predicted that the economies of the region will…

The Legal System for Foreign Investors buying property in Paraguay

The Paraguayan Law  N. 117/92 legislates the system of national and/or foreign investments ; it aims to stimulate and secure within a framework of full equality the National and/or Foreign  investments, aiming at the promotion of the economic development of the country. The aforementioned rule establishes that the foreign investor has the same guarantees, rights and obligations that the Paraguayan Law sets for domestic investors. The private investments does not require prior authorization or additional registration…

Capitá Miní- One man’s story of his love of the Argentine Ibera

Mario Battiston born in Rosario’s city on May 3, 1944 After two years of military service in Marina he joined the Argentine Merchant Navy as Assistant of Mechanic, from 1967 on. Also in a foreign Merchant Navy as 3rd Technical Officer from 1969 until 1971, sailing principally on the southern seas choosing the crossing of the Strait of Magellan that is the pass between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.  He therefore covered the route chosen by Charles Darwin to look for the Nomads of the sea…

El Tigre of Argentina – A fisherman’s paradise

By Larry Larson – Professional Fishing Guide “Don’t cry for me Argentina. The truth is I never left you,” that’s how the song goes and I felt like I’d never left after looking through my passport, which contained 25 border crossing stamps for Argentina in the last eight years.    It was early December and I had time to reminisce as I waited for dinner aboard my flight from the Washington-Dulles airport to Buenos Aires. My thoughts of the hunting expeditions, good friends and the fantastic food…

” Open veins of Latin America” A must read or anyone thinking on doing business or living in Latin America

This translated book begins with a forewords by left wing writer Isabel Allende, and here is  just one quote from her  introduction of the book: “His work is a mixture of meticulous detail, political conviction, poetic flair, and good storytelling.” The translation by Cedric Belfrage merits special note. This book sings in English, and the translator has done justice to the original. A major recurring theme throughout the book is that of capital squandered by the few while the many actually…

Los Lagos de Chile – 10 Region centred on the city of Osorno

Osorno is a city and commune in southern Chile and capital of Osorno Province in the Los Lagos Region. It had a population of over 150,000. It is located 945 kilometres (587 mi) south of the national capital of Santiago, 105 kilometres (65 mi) north of the regional capital of Puerto Montt and 260 kilometres (160 mi) west of the Argentine city of San Carlos de Bariloche, connected via International Route 215 through the Cardenal Antonio Samoré Pass. Osorno is a rural service centre for the surrounding rich…

Doug Casey: All Banks Are Bankrupt – Head to South America

L: Doug, there is considerable disagreement over the significance of the Cyprus crisis. A lot of people are saying that it’s just a flash in the pan; Cyprus is a small country, far off, and doesn’t really matter. Other people are saying it’s very significant. The European Central Bank took unprecedented steps. What do you think? Doug: I think this could be the spark that ignites the keg of dynamite under the current financial system. All banks, all around the world, are bankrupt, and have…

Peru new Oasis in the Desert – The Olmos Project

Peru’s Olmos Valley might be a desert now, with rare rains and rivers that trickle to life for just a few months a year, but a radical engineering solution for water scarcity could soon create an agricultural bonanza here. Fresh water that now tumbles down the eastern flank of the Andes mountains to the Amazon basin and eventually the Atlantic Ocean will instead move west through the mountains to irrigate this patch of desert on Peru’s coast. It will then drain into the Pacific Ocean. The Herculean…

South America improves its record of human development with some surprising results

South America improves its record of human development with some surprising results IF YOU look at countries’ social and economic progress since 1990, you will find that, in most cases, it is in line with their historic performance—with some important exceptions. According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), over 40 countries have done much better than their recent history alone would have suggested. This large group, says the UNDP, really represents “the rise of the South”, not the…