I am back after a while without writing posts and with much more commitment to write often... even if I am not sure how many students and others are reading this blog. Two links that may be of interest:
a. The Economic Commission of Latin America just published its annual survey of economic conditions in the region (Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean). ECLAC expects a growth of 4.1% in 2010 for the region as a whole, with Brazil (5.5%), Uruguay (5%) and Peru (5%) doing particularly well. I think these numbers are too optimistic because the US and Europe may actually suffer more than it is currently expected.
b. A recent documentary (The End of Poverty?) offers a much needed critical approach to the challenges of poverty in the world. I have not seen it yet, but it looks promising.