November 02, 2012
Bolivia returned to the international credit markets last month after an absence of nearly a century, selling $500 million in 10-year bonds at an interest rate of 4.875%. The country’s last global bond sale was in the 1920s, to finance expansion of the national railway network.
October 30, 2012
Guest post by Alexandra Hall.
Last week, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City awarded five Latin American journalists its prestigious annual Maria Moors Cabot prize that recognizes media professionals who contribute to inter-American understanding. That same week,...
October 24, 2012
Guest post by Peter Beattie:
I recently learned that tomorrow evening, October 25, there will be a big, fancy party at Columbia University in New York City to celebrate this year’s winners of the oldest international award in journalism: the prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prizes. In the...
October 22, 2012
The second half of October is always a time of reflection amongst progressive forces in Caribbean, but especially so in Grenada. This is because October 19 marked the 29th anniversary of the death of Maurice Bishop, the Prime Minister of the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada. In...
October 22, 2012
Quick — name the Harvard-educated financial executive who went on to dismiss tens of millions of people as freeloaders who think government should take care of them.
No, it’s not just presidential candidate Mitt Romney, whose infamous comments about the 47% of the United States “who believe...
October 20, 2012
On October 6, Bolivian President Evo Morales signed a new construction contract for the first segment of a controversial highway that would bisect the TIPNIS Indigenous Territory and National Park, ramping up the stakes in the conflict as indigenous resistance and community divisions...