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Airport Economics In Latin America And The Caribbean

Expanding and enhancing the provision of air transport infrastructure has become an increasingly important policy issue on the development agenda of both high-income and developing countries.
This report presents the findings of a first-ever, comprehensive study of how Latin America and...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
China’s Rising Investment Profile In The Caribbean

Over the past decade, China has become an increasingly important source of investment for developing countries, both in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) and investment financed by loans and grants from China’s state-owned banks.
China’s investment in the Caribbean is still minimal...

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Remittances To Latin America And The Caribbean in 2012

The total amount of remittances received by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2012 remained nearly the same as in the previous year, resulting in a practically null rate of growth at the regional level.
Since the final quarter of 2008, rising unemployment in traditional...

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Monday, April 29, 2013
International Tourism : The New Engine of the Cuban Economy

Cuba’s budding tourism industry, built during the 1990’s, has replaced sugar as the island’s top foreign exchange earner.
In contrast to sugar, tourism is based on sound competitive advantages, and it has the potential to generate additional growth, income, and employment in the decades...

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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Cuba: U.S. Restrictions On Travel And Remittances

Restrictions on travel to Cuba have been a key and often contentious component in U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba’s communist government since the early 1960s.
Under the George W. Bush Administration, restrictions on travel and on private remittances to Cuba were tightened. In March 2003, the...

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Jews of Jamaica

On 9 November 2006 the Jewish community in Jamaica celebrated its 350th anniversary, delayed by one year in order to mark the opening of a Jamaican Jewish Heritage Centre built adjacent to the Kingston synagogue.

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Monday, January 15, 2007
Curaçao Business -October 2013

There have been many changes happening on Curaçao, particularly in the past eight years or so, both in business and politically.
In coordination with the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce, the Curaçao Business Media Group, a part of the Van Munster Media Group, is pleased to present Curaçao...

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Slavery And Justice

The economy of colonial Rhode Island depended on the provisioning trade with the plantation colonies of the Caribbean.
In 2003, Brown University President Ruth Simmons appointed a Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. The committee, which included faculty members, undergraduate and...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006
The Archaeology Of Climate Change In The Caribbean

The overall aim of this research is to study how pre-Columbian communities in the Caribbean lived through past impacts of climate change and use this information to inform modern day mitigation strategies in the Caribbean.
This paper emerges from an attempt to more actively integrate...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Doing Business 2014 -Puerto Rico

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Puerto Rico (U.S.) and compares it to comparator economies.
Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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