Innovative Enterprise and Dynamic Democracy
Latin America’s startup scene is vibrant and growing, yet regional differences are plentiful. Jamie Stark looks at social and political factors driving innovative businesses in Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil – and asks, Is democracy a startup essential? What does it take to make a strong business culture? Political stability, […]
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Why Brazil should be interested in regional integration?
Brazil was under almost 400 years of Portuguese influence, and only at the beginning of the 20th century did the country begin to form its own foreign policy. Most of its foreign policy was predicated on the North-South axis. However, with Lula as president in 2003, the country began not […]
2012 and 2013 through the lens of the Agenda: Suramérica Searchlight function
This article was originally drafted by Fernando Prada and the FORO Nacional Internacional as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Searchlight Process. For more Searchlight content on futurechallenges.org, please click here. Conventional wisdom during 2012 was that the region was developing in two tracks —distinguished by the impact of the economic crisis in industrialized economies. A first […]
Immigrating to South America: The New American Dream?
This article was originally drafted by Fernando Romero and Ángela López and the FORO Nacional Internacional as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Searchlight Process. For more Searchlight content on futurechallenges.org, please click here. South American countries are becoming more attractive to live and work. A group of governments has launched programs to bring back their compatriots, but […]
Sudamérica, en medio de procesos vertiginosos de cambio
Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2012 provides valuable information for understanding global political and economic changes, but still has to be complemented with other information in order to understand citizen’s mood around Latin America, a region which is experimenting deep changes. In the case of Chile, which shows a very high BTI index, the party in government and the main opposition party get low approval rates. Some other paradoxes have emerged recently in the region.