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    Empreendedores de favelas usam mídia social e temporalidade para estimular o turismo e combater percepções negativas

Empreendedores de favelas usam mídia social e temporalidade para estimular o turismo e combater percepções negativas

O descontentamento de moradores locais com o turismo adotado em favelas, sob um modelo de “safari”, está criando um mercado novo e vibrante de caminhadas guiadas, como na Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro. As mídias sociais têm lhes permitido alcançar diretamente potenciais consumidores, ao mesmo tempo em que alianças locais circunstanciais sinalizam que eles podem proporcionar um “produto” ao mesmo tempo […]

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    Brazil’s favela entrepreneurs use social media and temporality to boost tourism and combat negative perceptions

Brazil’s favela entrepreneurs use social media and temporality to boost tourism and combat negative perceptions

Local residents unhappy with the established “safari” model of favela tourism are creating a novel and vibrant market for walking tours in neighbourhoods like Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro. Social media have allowed them to reach potential customers directly, whereas temporary local alliances mean they can provide a “product” that is both safe and seductive at the same time. Aside […]

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    ¿Es el socialismo culpable de la crisis interminable de Venezuela?

¿Es el socialismo culpable de la crisis interminable de Venezuela?

Si bien el socialismo del siglo XXI está vinculado al colapso de Venezuela, también lo están muchas características del contexto, el capitalismo y la cultura del país, escribe Asa Cusack (LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre). • Also available in English • traducción de un artículo de Al Jazeera • licencia CC no aplica

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    Can AMLO rescue Mexico’s poorest southern states, like Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Guerrero?

Can AMLO rescue Mexico’s poorest southern states, like Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Guerrero?

Having a southern president for the first time since 1911 could see states like Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Guerrero receive the attention they need instead of being dismissed as a burden on national development. But without the right policies to generate the right outcomes, Mexico’s poor and deprived south could be left waiting once more for a positive change in its fortunes, writes Rodrigo […]

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    How can development banks like Mexico’s NAFIN adapt to increasing climate-risk exposure?

How can development banks like Mexico’s NAFIN adapt to increasing climate-risk exposure?

Risks associated with climate change will inevitably increase costs for many sectors, particularly those dependent on fossil fuels. But new standards for transparency of exposure to climate risk can help smooth the transition. Development banks like Mexico’s NAFIN can lead the way by integrating climate-change targets into their governance, strategies, and structures, writes Marisol Rentería Bravo (Nacional Financiera).

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    Between ghost unions and automation, reforming Mexico’s labour market will be a major challenge

Between ghost unions and automation, reforming Mexico’s labour market will be a major challenge

Mexican workers are paid less and work more than their counterparts in the rest of the OECD, and the situation has only been getting worse. By broaching reform Mexico’s new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has taken a step in the right direction, but he inherits a labour market plagued by informality, precarity, and lack of union representation, whereas automation poses a serious threat in the longer […]

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    Acto de equilibrismo de AMLO para enfrentar los retos a la democracia y economía de México

Acto de equilibrismo de AMLO para enfrentar los retos a la democracia y economía de México

Después de ganar las elecciones de México por un amplio margen, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) asumirá la Presidencia el 1 de diciembre. Que su nuevo partido, Morena, cuente con mayorías en ambas cámaras del Congreso le facilitará la adopción de las reformas que ha propuesto. Pero expectativas, tanto sobre el declive democrático como de la continuidad económica, resultan difícil […]

  • Permalink Pictured: The Prime Minister attends the first meetings of G20 2017. Culminating in a family photo

Prime Minister Theresa May attended the G20 Summit in Hamberg, Germany.

During the summit the Prime Minister attended various working groups, a concert and carried out a number of bilateral talks with various world leaders.Gallery

    The G20 in Argentina needs to address its own failings as well as the many problems facing the global economy

The G20 in Argentina needs to address its own failings as well as the many problems facing the global economy

Argentina’s laudable attempts to raise issues vital to Latin America and the wider developing world are likely to fall on deaf ears. But, if the G20 is going to stop drifting from summit to summit and get to grips with genuinely global challenges, it needs to establish a modest but permanent secretariat and appoint an influential secretary-general, writes Tony Payne (SPERI) in this special […]

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    AMLO’s balancing act: the democratic and economic challenges facing Mexico’s new president

AMLO’s balancing act: the democratic and economic challenges facing Mexico’s new president

The inauguration of Mexico’s new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) will take place on 1 December after his landslide win in recent elections. Common expectations about democratic decline and economic continuity appear wide of the mark, but popular consultations on Texcoco airport and ten major development projects do create new economic uncertainties, writes Graciana del Castillo (City University of New York).

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    Latin America and the Caribbean needs to do more with less and set its sights on the future

Latin America and the Caribbean needs to do more with less and set its sights on the future

Growing national income in Latin America and the Caribbean is feeding demands for more and better government services. But after raising expenditure during the years of the commodity boom, many governments now face less favourable external conditions and need to adjust. These external headwinds mean there is more pressure to look for domestic sources of growth. As LSE prepares to host the 2018 Annual […]