Bolivar Soberano

The Bolivar Soberano: Sovereign? Or Surrendered?

This article could be summed up by simply saying: “It is neither economically nor humanly possible to live in Venezuela”. But if it were, it wouldn’t be an article; it would be one more tweet about the Bolivar Soberano among billions of other tweets that talk about how suffocating it is to try to survive in Venezuela. Here, however, we want it to be something more complex, like the situation Venezuelans are going through.
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China Africa Neocolonialism Trade

African Neocolonialism: Is China Exploiting Africa?

Colonialism has shaped Africa in a multitude of ways. The scramble for Africa in the late 19th century caused traditional values and culture to give way to European influence and ideals, deforming the African identity through exploitation. This impact is felt until today, as the continent struggles to bounce back and embrace its wealth of natural resources to advance independently without relying on foreign aid. China has been the most active player in providing services, import and export goods, and investments on the African continent, in a move that many describe as neocolonialism, implying exploitation and an increase of power at the expense of the African people.
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Inflation Ice Cream

Ice Cream Inflation: Is Life Getting more Expensive?

Everything was better in the old days, right? Well maybe not healthcare, electronics, and women’s rights, but at least everything was affordable. It seems life has been getting more and more expensive, especially for Millenials. But is that really true? Are we just overinterpreting inflation or are we indeed paying more today than we ever have? In Germany, ice cream is an integral part of the felt inflation, one that paints a grim picture for the price development in recent years within the country. Or so do people think.
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Toys R Us Toy Retailers

Toys “R” Bust: A Growing List of Fallen Toy retailers

Toys “R” Us continues to demonstrate that memories with a corporate entity can strike a chord with generations of children and adults alike. Whether or not toys were your thing, Toys “R” Us, at its peak, was one of the country’s biggest toy retailers.
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African Continental Free Trade Area

The Challenges of the African Continental Free Trade Area

On 21st March, at a sitting in Rwanda, 44 African countries appended their signatures to formalize an agreement for an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in a move that will see the African countries implement free trade policies among the member’s states.
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Universal Basic Income Finland

Can Universal Basic Income Work for Us and Our Economy?

In the beautiful countryside of Finland, a man gets about 560€ sent to his bank account, every month, for free! No strings attached! He uses this cash as and when he likes. Who is giving him all this free money? The Government of Finland. It’s called Universal Basic Income.
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Venezuela CLAP Boxes Food

CLAP: Venezuela’s Desperate Try to Feed Its Population

The Local Committees for Production and Supply (CLAP in Spanish) are groups of people that, promoted by the government of Venezuela, get together and deliver boxes of food to citizens. According to the government, they are a way of fighting the economic crisis and shortage of food brought about by the economic war of the right-wing sectors of the country. So far so good, right?
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Gig Economy Latin America

Digitizing Latin American: Gig Economy in Developing Countries

As the internet and smart technologies have gone from military issues to penetrating all daily affairs, the World has changed a lot. Even the labor sector has experienced amazing transformations as new platforms have influenced work relations. We are taking a look at the gig economy in Latin America.
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Real Estate Bitcoin

Real Estate and Bitcoin: Birth of a New Crypto Trend?

If there is one thing people have always struggled with, it is understanding what makes Bitcoin so appealing to the masses. There is no easy answer to this particular question and if there is anything we can tell you for sure, it is that it varies for everyone. While there are people who trade in Bitcoin just because it is fun, there are also people who view it as a kind of financial freedom for themselves. The bottom line is that people are more and more drawn towards cryptocurrency as it is gaining traction in the market. That’s why selling real estate and property in Bitcoin is now becoming a rising trend.
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