Economy

Making money in times of hunger
Economy

Making money in times of hunger

Today it is not just poor harvests, along with other effects of climate change, which have global food security up against the ropes. Katia Monteagudo Some experts say that speculation is one of the most powerful causes of the current volatility in basic food prices. They clearly, openly say that […]

The Havana Club war
Economy

The Havana Club war

As with other high-quality Cuban products such as tobacco, for several years this rum has had to face attacks from foreign firms that discredit it in order to buy its legitimate ownership of the brand. Roberto F. Campos The most recent example of this battle is the case of Havana […]

The Bank of ALBA, for regional integration
Economy Latin America

The Bank of ALBA, for regional integration

As the result of efforts for regional integration and social development, this Bank began its fourth year of operations with ambitious projects to create a new financial architecture, a new way of doing banking. Waldo Mendiluza With the objective of reducing asymmetries, the institution founded in 2008 by Bolivia, Cuba, […]

Oil… more than $100 per barrel
Economy

Oil… more than $100 per barrel

In the last few days, the value of so-called ‘black gold’ has been driven up by the violent confrontations in Egypt. Analysts explain that the market’s reaction is based on anticipation. The increase, lead by the petroleum type Brent from the North Sea which has already broken through the 100 […]

The price of the Israeli occupation
Economy World

The price of the Israeli occupation

Since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank, there have been – and there continue to be – innumerable discussions and opinions about the Israel-Palestine conflict, but often without consideration of motives and economic consequences. With this in mind, in August 2010 the economic […]