The United Nations and Haiti

It seems evident that these UN missions and other initiatives to support Haiti have lacked a vision of state-building as a basic premise to articulate society, the economic system, and the governmental structure.

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Why Countries Should Cool it with Crypto—For Now

Understandably, countries seek to be first-movers on crypto to streamline financial transactions, make payment ledgers that are transparent and immutable, lower costs of transactions, and enable greater access for unbanked and underbanked populations. But being first in crypto should not come at the expense of getting it right.

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Quatro Lições da Primeira Cúpula das Cidades das Américas

De grandes metrópoles como o Rio de Janeiro, no Brasil, e a Cidade do México, no México, a municípios menores como Peñalolén, no Chile, e Upala, na Costa Rica, as cidades têm a chave para resolver algumas das maiores ameaças que enfrentamos atualmente nas Américas e em todo o mundo.

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On the Trail of Suriname’s Illicit Gold Proceeds

While gold plays an important role in Suriname’s economy, it has downsides, some of them related to transnational criminal activities, which benefit from relatively porous borders, stretched government resources (related to a lengthy economic crisis) and corruption.

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