When the movie The Mission came out 28 years ago it was trashed by some critics: “Mr. Irons looks saintly and speaks in the cultivated English of the West End theater. Mr. De Niro’s [….] New York accent doesn't easily fit lines like ''Leave, priest'' or ''So me you do not love''. [….] The Indians, about whom the film seems to care so much, are condescended to as mostly … [Read more...] about The mission
By Leonardo Corral* and Heath Henderson** Land inequality in developing countries has been found to hamper long-term economic growth and also mitigate the poverty-reducing effects of existing growth by limiting effective access to land by the rural poor. Further, given the often-observed inverse relationship between farm size and productivity, land inequality can … [Read more...] about Can land markets reduce land inequality in developing countries?
By Pablo Javier Angelelli Up until recently, Paraguay had one of the lowest investment rates in scientific research and technological innovation of any Latin America and Caribbean country reaching to less that 0.1% of GDP. The country also lacked trained professionals to develop research activities and innovation projects. That is rapidly changing, however, as innovation … [Read more...] about Technological Innovation Program Boosts Competitiveness in Paraguay