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Latin America’s populist governments waste golden opportunities

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Latin America’s populist governments waste golden opportunities

Trouble in South America. For every Brazil, successfully transformed by a left-leaning president, there are bad leftist governments (Argentina) and then outright disasters (Venezuela). It’s such a waste as even in the aftermath of the financial crisis, opportunities for countries with the talents and resources like Argentina and Venezuela are multiple, as Brazil shows..

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Latin America was doing relatively well in the crisis. Until they pull stunts like this

October 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Despite falling commodity prices, too little investment and doctering inflation figures (in some cases, like Argentina), the continent was holding up relatively well, which is quite an achievement in itself as many previous crisis used to originate here. But never count out the ability of governments to shoot themselves in the foot. Especially the one […]

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