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Jorge Jraissati

Humanizing Economics

“We have to understand the realities of our people. We need to familiarize ourselves with their talents, struggles, and goals. By doing this, we will be able to design policies to maximize their talents and mitigate their deficiencies, which is the only way to develop our nations.”

Special Economic Zones: Latin America’s Future?

The special economic zones could bring the dynamism and modernity that Latin America desperately needs.

Throughout its history, Latin America has been anything but a success economic story. In our region, the vast majority of people are still living in poverty, with most of them suffering from the lack of essential necessities, such as having energy, running water, and even a proper home. Today, our region not only is the poorer in the western hemisphere but also the most economically unequal. 

The Mental Toll of the Pandemic

For over a year, no topic has been more analyzed and discussed than the COVID-19 crisis, both by academics and scientists as well as by people in their day-to-day lives.
In each of these conversations about the pandemic, there is one topic that stands out above the rest: how deadly this new virus really is – as all of us have a family member, friend, or acquaintance who has been a victim of this tragic disease.

Is Colombia at Risk?

Since forever, Latin America has been in a perpetual state of political turmoil and social unrest. The consequences of this are multiple.

Foreign Aid is Not the Solution for Venezuela

While the UN World Food Programme will help hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans in need, one has to remember that a true economic recovery is only possible after a political transition to democracy is achieved in Venezuela.

Let's Globalize Our People

“What I propose is to make universal what today belongs to a privileged minority. Let’s empower our people, by giving them not only the access but also the necessary tools to join the globalized world and, therefore, the process of economic development.”

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