Posts Tagged ‘Andres Oppenheimer’

Mexico showed the way in 2013

Friday, December 27th, 2013

says Andres Oppenheimmer:

But the fact remains that in 2013, Mexico was the only country in the Americas —including the United States — where the government and opposition parties broke decades of political paralysis to approve profound reforms that could speed up the country’s development for many decades.

Oppenheimer enumerates the reforms: educational, political, fiscal, labor, telecommunications, and energy, and concludes,

But the fact remains that in 2013, Mexico was the only country in the Americas —including the United States — where the government and opposition parties broke decades of political paralysis to approve profound reforms that could speed up the country’s development for many decades.

Time will tell.

Venezuela less influential in LatAm, says Oppenheimer

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Andres Oppenheimer: Venezuela losing clout in region.

Here’s why:

In Central America and the Caribbean, Petrocaribe — the Venezuelan institution that provides subsidized oil to friendly countries — has raised from 50 percent to 60 percent the cash payments it demands from member countries and is also raising interest rates on their long-term oil debts.

In early November, Guatemala announced its withdrawal from Petrocaribe, saying that the new payment conditions were no longer attractive.

Not enough money to buy the love.

UPDATE:
Related: Voodoo economics in Cubazuela: Maduro’s Mojo kicks into high gear