Breakfast at Sodiam’s: The Central African Republic’s Diamond Nightmare

Civil war rages on in the Central African Republic for nearly three years now, with tremendous human suffering. The most recent figures put the number of displaced people at 800,000, with another 2 million in dire need of assistance. For a country whose pre-war population was close to 4.6 million people, these statistics attest to the chaos that has engulfed […]

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A Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Brazil

Brazil has had little to celebrate as of late. Unemployment has jumped to 7.6% in August, up from 5% a year ago. With an inflation rate of 9.5% significantly greater than an increase in nominal wages of 6.3% over the last 12 months, real wages have actually fallen by 3.2%. Household consumption, the main driver of Brazil’s recent economic growth, […]

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