Accelerating Growth to End Poverty without Damaging the Environment

There is consensus that extreme poverty and hunger must be eradicated by 2030 through accelerated, inclusive and equitable economic growth without damaging the environment. This calls for sustainable and integrated, balanced and simultaneous implementation of economic, social and environmental dimensions without one dimension gaining at the expense of others, as agreed at the Rio+20 ConferenceContinue reading “Accelerating Growth to End Poverty without Damaging the Environment”

Brazil Sets Record Trade Surplus of $48 Billion

Brazil’s trade surplus soared to a record U.S. 47.69 billion, the country’s trade ministry’s statistics revealed on Monday. Amid political turmoil, a recession and a weaker real, exports boomed as imports were slashed in 2016. The previous record of $46.45 billion was in 2006, Reuters reported. Brazil’s new record was more than double 2015’s tradeContinue reading “Brazil Sets Record Trade Surplus of $48 Billion”

IDB Backs Paraguay Agriculture, Economic Program

Paraguay will improve the competitiveness of its farm and livestock sector and its economic integration, particularly in the east of the country, with a road upgrade and conservation project backed by a $90 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The beneficiaries will be users of the highway grid, especially small- and medium-sizeContinue reading “IDB Backs Paraguay Agriculture, Economic Program”