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Jorge Jraissati

Biden’s Foreign Policies Angers Europe

America is not “back,” as President Biden said during his inauguration. Especially with Europe, America has not acted as an unconditional ally, and according to many EU officials, Biden’s new Indo-Pacific security initiative exemplifies that.

Afghanistan's Turning Point

A few days ago, all of us were shocked about the news coming from Afghanistan. In a matter of days, the Taliban (a fundamentalist Islamic force that ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, the year when the U.S. invaded the country) took control of the entire country, storming into the presidential palace on August 15 after the country's president Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

Gold is being used as currency in Venezuela

“A trending video on social media illustrated that in some states of Venezuela, people are using gold for their everyday transactions. In fact, it shows that they are using the domestic currency to wrap the grams of Gold. It is that worthless.”

Federal Reserve is concerned with U.S. inflation rate.

“Chairman Powell is right; the Fed has to be cautious with the country’s inflation rate. High levels of inflation would harm middle-class Americans the most, which is the reason the Fed should have this under control.”

This week, the Labor Department said that the U.S. consumer-price index had increased by 5.4 percent from June 2020 to June 2021, the highest 12-month rate since August 2018. 

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.

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