Tag Archives: Latin America

FDI: What can the developing countries do differently?
By admin July 17, 2018

In the face of inadequate resources to finance infrastructure and long-term sustainable development in a significant number of the developing countries, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has assumed a prominent place as an integral part of an open and effective international economic system and a major catalyst for development. The World Bank defines FDI as a

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The Venezuelan Mafia State
By admin July 16, 2018

Trapped in a downward political and economic spiral, the instability in Venezuela caused by a weakening democracy and the spread of violent crime has profound consequences for Latin America and the rest of the world. As Nicolás Maduro enters another presidential term bankrupt and isolated, the deep roots of organized crime that support his government will

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Chile: a Leader in Green Energy Development
By admin August 14, 2017

Chile continues to accelerate in its clean energy initiatives; two major developers announced this week that they’ve secured funding for huge wind farm projects. Mainstream Renewable Power and its Chilean counterpart, Aela Energía, have received $410 M to fund two wind farms in Chile and Mexico with a whopping 299MW of capacity, enough to power

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Terrorist Attack In Bogota, Colombia Leaves Three Dead
By admin June 22, 2017

On Saturday, June 17th, a bomb was set off in one of Colombia’s largest malls located in Bogotá. Bogota’s Mayor, Enrique Peñalosa, has called this a “cowardly terrorist bombing.” President Juan Manuel Santos has launched an investigation and announced a USD $35,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of the culprits of

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THE BASSIOUNI GROUP SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH G2G AMERICAS
By admin August 3, 2016

Agreement Creates Framework for Collaboration in Global Trade and Trade Finance across South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and ASEAN New York, NY – August 03, 2016 – The Bassiouni Group / TBG (www.bassiounigroup.com), a leading Global Development firm specializing in International Consulting, Trade & Investment solutions for emerging/frontier markets, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of

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What Illegal Mining in Latin America Reveals About the Nature of Organized Crime
By admin April 1, 2016

  In recent years there has been a rising gold rush in Latin America, conducted and managed mostly by criminal organizations in resource-rich countries such as Colombia and Peru. These activities by no means are solely limited to illicit extraction of national treasures in Latin American countries. They also have been usually accompanied by labor

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What’s Behind Brazil’s Discontent?
By admin August 17, 2015

As protests emerge once again across Brazil, with nearly 1 million demonstrating across 200 cities, we are left to examine the factors behind Brazil’s discontent.  Taking a step back, we should ask ourselves instead the bigger question: What is the source or instantaneous juncture that awakens slumbering grievances, and as a result, mobilize social and

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