Archive for the ‘Ecuador’ Category

Latin America: Set To Become A Major Oil Producer This Decade

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at Latin America’s oil production future, where Brazil and Guyana are preparing for a bonanza but declining demand threatens the rest of the region: In deep blue waters off the coast of Guyana, gargantuan ships are sucking oil from reservoirs three kilometres below the surface. These machines are transforming the […]

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LatAm’s Big Role In The Rose Trade

Via Latinometrics, an interesting look at Latin America’s significant role in the global rose trade: Ecuador and Colombia Represent 34% of the $2.86B+ Rose Export Market Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, sometimes called Día del Amor y la Amistad in Latin America. During this holiday, which celebrates the love between couples but also friends, restaurants, bars, and gift […]

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Ecuador and China Conclude Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

Via The Diplomat, an article on China and Ecuador’s free trade discussions: After four rounds of negotiations and dozens of technical meetings, the Chinese and Ecuadorian teams successfully closed negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries at the technical level. The FTA was negotiated over the course of 10 months, following […]

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China’s Latin America Move

Via Forbes, a look at China’s increasing interest in Central and South America: Washington may hate the word, but there is no denying that it has exercised all but untrammeled hegemony in Latin America for as long as anyone can remember. It now faces a challenger: the same one it faces in the western Pacific, […]

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China Slowly Undercutting US influence in Latin America With 5 ‘New Factor’ Trade Deals

Via South China Morning Post, an article on China’s efforts to slowly undercut US influence in Latin America with 5 ‘new factor’ trade deals with Ecuador, Uruguay, Panama, Colombia and Nicaragua, having already penned agreements with Chile, Costa Rica and Peru: China stands to secure prized natural resources while vying with the United States for allies […]

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Ecuador’s Distant Dream of a Green Recovery

Via Foreign Policy, an article on Ecuador’s struggle to meet its climate goals under IMF austerity: Standing halfway up a hillside in the city’s outskirts, environmental engineer Andres Viteri Leroux peered down to a horizontal dirt shelf some 100 feet below. It was early December 2021, and he was visiting Ambato’s landfill. The dirt had been […]

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