Ireland – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow – Part One
Ireland Yesterday – “Dear, dirty Dublin.” Thus, almost a century ago, James Joyce infamously maligned the capital of his native Ireland and, while it’s still dear in many ways, his city and his country have come a very long way in that time.Colombia – Chaos After Uribe?
As was expected, the Colombian constitutional court ruled against holding a referendum aimed at changing the law forbidding the incumbent President Alvaro Uribe’s second reelection bid as a candidate for the Democratic Security party. After all, Uribe had already amended the constitution to pave the way for his first reelection.Russian Market Commentary – March 2010 – Resilience and Opportunity
The month of February saw significant pressure on so-called “risk” assets as the Greek saga continued. Though the immediate tragedy has been averted, the day of reckoning has merely been postponed. Russian assets were mixed in this setting, with equities predictably down, while the fixed income and currency markets were resilient.Cultural Immersion Experiences
Mankind can be divided into different religions, different languages, different dresses, and so on, but ultimately we all belong to the same human family. Still, it is highly necessary to develop an understanding of our differences in order to successfully communicate and collaborate across cultural boundaries.Bettering Brazil’s Education to Solidify Economic Growth
Long criticised as being comparatively inferior (particularly for the lower demographic of society) to other developing countries, Brazil has a long way to go before its compulsory education system is where it needs to be in terms of both improving the competitive intelligence of future generations and reducing poverty. The Instituto de Pesquisa Econ 244;mica Aplicada indicated that the average 25-year-old in modern day Brazil has only nine years of education.