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US the world's second largest altfi market

The US is the world’s second largest online alternative finance market behind Mainland China with $36.17 billion in total transaction volume in 2015, a brand new study by the… 472 more words

Equity Crowdfunding

Iberian and Latin American Studies receive Learning and Teaching Award

Many congratulations to staff in Iberian and Latin American Studies, who as a teaching team received a Faculty Learning and Teaching Award this month. The award recognized IBLAS’s applied awareness of the diversity and plurality of the geo-political spaces that staff research, which manifests itself notably in the week-long series of events and activities that make up Iberian and Latin American Week. 159 more words

News

Interview with Parents of Venezuelan Man Set on Fire by Anti-Government Mob

Posted on May 24, 2017

by Richard Edmondson

The US regime change effort in Venezuela seems to be going full steam. On Saturday, May 20, a government supporter, 21-year-old Orlando Jose Figuera, was set on fire by a mob, most likely of the protestor-for-hire variety. 1,042 more words

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Bartolome Island, Galapagos

My first day trip in the Galapagos Islands was to Bartolome Island. A 2 1/2 hour boat ride from Santa Cruz Island. The yacht we were on was not of the biggest ones, and had a quite distinctive “boat smell”, so I quickly realised I was gonna get in trouble… 293 more words

Travel

The Highlands of Peru and Reverse Sensory Shock

Like many frequent travelers, I stopped regularly experiencing “culture shock,” or reverse culture shock, a long time ago.

That’s why, on of my recent returns to New York City, it was unusual that I felt noticeably more disoriented and challenged than before I had left. 552 more words

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A new era for startup investing in Latin America

Nathan Lustig Contributor

Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partner, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile.

Startups in Latin America are utilizing creative solutions to address not only local but also global problems. 1,113 more words

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Brazil Mainstream Media Admits Spreading Fake News About Lula

teleSUR | May 23, 2017

The mainstream media channel has long claimed that both former leftist presidents were involved in the massive corruption scandal.

Brazil’s largest television channel, Globo, has admitted that is has divulged false information about former Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.

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