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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.

bitcoinization of el salvador
President Nayib Bukele made the announcement during a conference in Miami on June 5, 2021. (Bitcoin Magazine)

The Lightning-Fast Bitcoinization of El Salvador

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World’s First Crypto Tender Law Leaves Confusion

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Panama's banking secrecy
Panama’s banking secrecy has led the country to be known as the “Switzerland of the Americas.” (Canva)

The Price of Panama’s Banking Secrecy

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Global Regulators Tighten Screws on Central American Financial Hub

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Cuba Monetary Unification
The immediate effect of the monetary unification has been tough, leading to widespread unrest. (mambí)

The End of Cuba’s Artificial Hard Money

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Phasing Out of Dollar-Pegged Peso Triggers Devaluation

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Brazilians stocks
In 2020, 1.5 million new investors started trading through the country’s major exchange, B3. (Rafael Matsunaga)

How the Pandemic Drove Brazilians to Stocks

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Young, Retail Investors Embrace Online Discount Brokers

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puerto rico tax heaven
The deal is particularly attractive to US citizens: they do not need a residency permit. (MariamS)

Puerto Rico’s Allure as a Tax Haven

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Struggling Island Attracts Residents, Businesses with Meaningful Benefits

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Monetary Metals
The company’s objective is to offer investors an incentive to go beyond hoarding and to use gold as money. (17095 images)

Monetary Metals Turns Gold Into Fixed Income

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Lend Rather than Hoard for In-Kind Returns

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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 in Panama
Seasteading in 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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