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Cuba 2020: ¿a las puertas de una crisis humanitaria?

Lenier González ˙ ˙ Voces

View of Havana Pixabay
Cuba vive el efecto acumulado de la crisis estructural de su modelo sociopolítico y económico –que no fue transformado y no es sostenible de cara al futuro–, más el impacto de nuevos factores externos. La combinación de todo ello acrecentará radicalmente la crisis que vive el país.Read more +

Mauricio Cárdenas on Covid-19 and Latin America’s Economies

Mauricio Cárdenas, Gene Kuleta ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

The Latin America Advisor's latest video with former Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas. The Latin America Advisor's latest video with former Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas.
The Latin America Advisor sat down with Mauricio Cárdenas, the former finance minister of Colombia, to talk about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on Latin American and Caribbean economies. What do the best-case and worst-case economic scenarios look like? Which countries face the most economic pain? And who will…Read more +

The Unthinkable Crisis: Chile 2019

Lucía Dammert ˙ ˙ Voces

Flickr / Rodrigo Vera
In Chile, the second government of Sebastian Piñera in 2018 was viewed as the end of a cycle – the return of the Latin American right, together with Macri in Argentina, Duque in Colombia, and PPK in Peru. In Chile, the main threat in the presidential elections was seen as…Read more +

The Transformation of Learning with the Use of Educational Technology

Mateo Samper ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Brad Flickinger, http://www.schooltechnology.org, (CC BY 2.0)
What should we do to prepare the coming generations? What skills do people need to develop in order to actively participate in society and compete in the labor market? How should education be transformed, and why is technology—when used correctly—the key to this process? This blog seeks to answer these questions in a practical way, emphasizing the importance of adopting technology to transform learning.Read more +

Pressures Building on China-Latin America Relations

Anastasia Chacón González, Margaret Myers ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Ahead of the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York this month, the Latin America Advisor sat down with Margaret Myers, director of the Asia & Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue. We asked her: What’s new with China-Latin America relations? Where are they headed next? And how is…Read more +

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Education

Eduardo Vélez Bustillo ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

There are many reasons why and ways in which partnerships between the public and private sectors can benefit education programs. The sheer scale of the challenge to improve the quality of education justifies the need to collaborate. Additionally, more than just working in parallel towards a common goal, the two…Read more +

Colombia: To Frack or Not to Frack?

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips ˙ ˙ Voces

March against fracking in San Martín, Cesar. Esperanza Proxima/Flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
For over a decade Colombians have been debating whether or not to allow oil companies to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to produce oil and gas from shale rock, a technique that has been controversial in many countries. The high court’s decision last week to uphold a moratorium on fracking suggests the increasingly polarized debate is far from over.Read more +

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