Business and Bureaucracy

In an article on Business and Bureaucracy, The Economist notes the roadblocks that corruption puts in the way of innovation and entrepreneurial ventures. “In Mexico, the proliferation of trámites, as pettifogging rules and paperwork are collectively known, has spawned a breed of middlemen called tramitadores, who deal with greasy-palmed bureaucrats on behalf of harassed businesspeople.Continue reading “Business and Bureaucracy”

Brazil´s Foreign Policy

Under the leadership of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil opened 62 diplomatic and consular representations around the world – another 17 are in the process of opening. The country currently has 212 posts. Many of them have no relevance in the international political and economic landscape. However, they are part of a strategyContinue reading “Brazil´s Foreign Policy”