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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.

Former Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa granted Assange the Ecuadorian citizenship. (Aland Molestina M.)

The Fate of Julian Assange

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Extradition to the United States Likely, Could Take Years

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In July 2018, 64-year-old AMLO succeeded on his third presidential election bid. (Wikimedia)

What AMLO Bodes for Mexico

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Welfare State Gets Boost amid Economic Uncertainty

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comerciantes informalidad
La solución a la informalidad en América Latina requiere un nuevo paradigma Más de la mitad de los trabajadores latinoamericanos actúan al margen de la ley informalidad ecuador Un vendedor anónimo en Quito, Ecuador. (Libre Razón)

La solución a la informalidad en América Latina requiere un nuevo paradigma

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Más de la mitad de los trabajadores latinoamericanos actúan al margen de la ley

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comerciantes informalidad
Street vendors in San Francisco Square in Quito, Ecuador. (Libre Razón)

How to Tackle Latin America’s Informal Economy

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More Carrot, Less Stick: Cut Red Tape, Help Workers Formalize

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In October, Uruguay hosted the Blockchain Accelerator, a series of workshops for developers targeted to government agencies. (@AnaKarinaLucero)

Fear of Crypto Limits Uruguay’s Blockchain Overtures

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State Officials Only Want Innovation under Their Thumb

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As has become customary in the index’s history, Hong Kong and Singapore remain at the top two positions. (Fraser Institute)

Latin America Gets Failing Grade in Economic Freedom

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Lack of Rule of Law, Property Rights Characterize Regional Stagnation

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free speech universities canada
Mark Mercer, president of Canada's Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship, says "Many universities promise to be fora for open and candid discussion, and then withdraw their promise by issuing safe and respectful campus policies … that assimilate words to harassment and violence." (Brian Turner)

Majority of Canadian Universities Fail Free-Speech Assessment

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Justice Centre Index Doles Out Dozens of F Grades

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Julian Assange supporters pose at the Grand Canyon to demand his freedom. (#FreeAssange!)

Petitioners Demand End to Julian Assange’s Blockade

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Nearly 100,000 Back Communication Access for Guerrilla Journalist

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Fintech Colombia
President Iván Duque took the stage at Andicom, a tech conference held in Cartagena each year. (Hiram Lopez-Landin)

Colombia on Mission to Be Latin America’s Tech Hub

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President Iván Duque Unveils Plan to Attract Investors, Entrepreneurs

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