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The Brazil-based fintech company has weathered its first market correction after more than 800,000 people bought its stocks. (Nubank)

Brazil’s Nubank Needs a Bird in the Hand

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Digital, Discount Bank Can Still Realize Potential as Losses Mount

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Punta del Este Uruguay
Uruguay is an ideal investment destination for financial services, tech, and agribusiness. (Canva)

The Great Reopening Favors South America

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2022 Portends Demand for Labor, Key Natural Resources

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Investing in Ecuadorian Stocks
Ecuador is a developing economy with many industries bound to flourish in the next few years. (Paz Gómez)

4 Things to Know before Investing in Ecuadorian Stocks

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High-Growth Outlier in South America Offers Rewards for Risk-Takers

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Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency critics will not make them go away.
Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency roadblocks will not make them go away. (Zach Copley)

Five Ways Cryptocurrency Critics Are Right

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What We Can Learn from Naysayers

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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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ecuador tuition price controls
President Lenín Moreno’s decree will negatively affect the students it claims to protect. (Libre Razón)

Ecuador Fails Students, Educators with Tuition Price Controls

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President Moreno Tightens Stranglehold on Private Schools

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brazil pension reform
The National Social Security Institute is a federal agency that handles Brazil's pensions. (Wikimedia)

Why Brazil Cannot Avoid Pension Reform

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Ageing Population, Privileges Underpin Untenable System

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If students are too young and impressionable to take on loans, politicos shouldn’t promote state-sponsored loans. (Canva)

A Solution to Student-Loan Crisis: No More Risk-Free Loans

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Privatize All Programs to Immediately Stop The Bleeding

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The real-estate sector contend their own downturn is, in effect, everyone’s downturn. (Orygun)

Canadians Abandon Ownership Thanks to Mortgage Restrictions

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Fall in Housing Activity Is Fomenting Economic Hardship

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Fines are one way to bend internet firms, along with broader interpretation and enforcement of hate-speech legislation. (stevepb)

Digital Charter Is Trojan Horse for Censorship

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Safety Protections Is Already Limiting Legitimate Discussions

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