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Paz Gómez

Paz Gómez

Paz Gómez

Paz Gómez is a market analyst for Econ Americas. She is cofounder and academic coordinator of Libre Razón, a liberal think tank in Quito, Ecuador. She holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and political science from San Francisco University of Quito and studies for a master's degree in digital currency and blockchain from the University of Nicosia. Follow @PazenLibertad.

Guyana
In 2015, Guyana, an agriculture-based economy, found oil deposits along 193 km of its coast. (Dan Lundberg)

How Petrostate Guyana Got Caught in the Cross Hairs

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A tiny English-speaking country in northern South America, Guyana will be the world’s fastest-growing economy thanks to the massive oil reservoirs.

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neobank user
Despite Latin America’s legendary burdensome regulations, the first neobank in the region also emerged in 2013. (Canva)

Neobanks a Game-Changer for Unbanked in Brazil

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Despite economic woes, Brazil has emerged as an unlikely global leader in the next generation of banks.

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Honduras Prospera
Honduras Próspera is offering limited presale reservations for housing units that will become a boutique hotel. (Próspera)

First Startup City Revives Honduran ZEDEs

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For years, Honduras’s ZEDEs seemed destined to never get off the ground. Roatán Próspera took everyone by surprise when it launched in early May 2020.

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Seasteading Panama
The final version of SeaPods will host SeaBnBs, timeshares, or long-term rental businesses. (Ocean Builders)

Seasteading Startup Docks in Panama

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Seasteading, the idea of building permanent and self-governing dwellings in international waters, has pivoted to Latin America.

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REITs in ecuador quito
Real estate is one of the country’s top five economic activities, accounting for 8 percent of GDP and more than 2 million jobs. (Canva)

REITs in Ecuador Take Off

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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are just four years old in Ecuador, a dollarized economy, with tax benefits driving their rapid development.

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coronavirus inflation
Economists call inflation a hidden tax because it chips away at the purchasing power of a currency. (John Loo)

Why Inflation Is Inevitable after Coronavirus Bailout

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The millions of Americans receiving the $1,200 aid check in the coming weeks will feel relief now but inevitably suffer down the road, as inflation rises.

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nicaragua energy
The Nicaraguan market share of Alba Generación has decreased by 70 percent from January 2019 to January 2020. (Canva)

Fixed for Failure: Corruption in Nicaragua’s Energy

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In 2019 alone, energy bills in Nicaragua saw an 18.3 percent increase. The major causes were persistent inefficiency and US sanctions.

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libre comercio chile
Chile cuenta con tratados comerciales que abarcan 65 mercados, incluído Canadá, lo que representa el 88 % del PIB mundial. (Pixabay)

Libre comercio peligra si marxistas toman la posta en Chile

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Una nueva Constitución que impida apertura económica afectará exportaciones canadienses

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The Financial Oversight and Management Board established under PROMESA started to manage Puerto Rico’s finances in May 2017. (Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico)

What Bankruptcy Means for Puerto Rico

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Three years have passed since a legal experiment allowed Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy, and financial recovery remains elusive.

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subsoil privatization
Cerrejón, a large open-pit coal mine in Colombia. (Wikimedia)

How to Break the Privatization Taboo in Colombia

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María Alejandra Londoño Makes Case for Subsoil Resources

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