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“Mexico is a country in transition. A country that has both some of the most advanced cities, and some of the worst towns. A country that sees large companies increase their productivity while small companies decrease their productivity. 395 more words

Voices Of Mexico

One toke over the line?

La Jornada’s “Dinero” columnist, Enrique Galván Ochoa, makes an interesting observation. While focused on the irony of Minister (Supreme Court Justice) Arturo Zavala being hailed as a “progressive” for pushing (if that’s the right word to use here) for decriminalizing marijuana, despite having ruled against Carmen Aristigui on an important free speech case seen as much more vital to progress and freedom, Galván notes that: 425 more words

Economy & Business

A day in the life of an informal hairdresser by Pasqua Heard

Loud reggae, pop and kwaito are some of the genres of music that compete with each other as you wander through the market at Cape Town central station taxi rank. 1,017 more words

Informal Economy

September 19th: International "Talk like a Pirate Day" - Who Knew?

Our calendars are full of special weeks and days to memorialise, commemorate and bring attention to the plight of people with special needs, those underserved, forgotten, marginalised and needy. 963 more words

Everyday Life

Growth strategies for township entrepreneurs by Thandi Skade

With estimates valuing South Africa’s township economy at around R220 billion, there’s massive scope for small business growth.
But, as Gauteng MEC for Economic Development Lebogang Maile notes, the lion’s share of this money leaves the township and ends up in the hands of those who control the means of production. 537 more words


Civics & Favelas: Fighting the Good Fight

Life has not become any easier over the past few years for residents of Brazilan favelas. Civic life across Brazil has been turbulent and perplexing, Pacification has exacerbated fragmentation and infighting among drug gangs, and many of the already insufficient government programs have faded into practical obscurity. 623 more words