Tag: finance

The Atypical Foreign Creditor

On 21 November Brazilian authorities recalled the Brazilian ambassador to Ecuador following a public announcement by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa that the Ecuadorian government would not pay a…

Argentina’s Recent Debt Payment

The news on 2 September that the Argentine government paid back close to US$7 billion dollars in debt to foreign creditors came as a surprise. This is the…

The Viability of the Current Kirchner Administration

When Cristina Fern├índez de Kirchner replaced her husband on 10 December 2007 as president of Argentina, she inherited a relatively favorable position in Argentine politics. On the heels…

101 Days of Agricultural Protest in Argentina

After 101 days, four strikes, countless roadblocks, and many arrests, it seems that the conflict in Argentina over agriculture has finally come to a head. Today, the entire…

Developments in Cuba

This sure has been one hell of a week for Cuba news. A good friend of mine, Jamie Weinstein, interviewed me about the latest developments for his blog….