Haar to heart: Alternative Energy for Latin America, No Panacea

While alternative energy holds great promise for Latin America, serious limitations and costs limit its potential at present. This past July, the world’s biggest iron ore producer, Vale, announced that the firm is turning to palm-tree oil and wind turbines to insulate earnings from the rising costs of energy. The Brazilian multinational plans to produce […]

Haar to heart: ICT—Are new information technologies a panacea, hype or somewhere in between?

For over two decades now, Information Communication Technologies (ICT) have been sweeping the globe, from the industrialized nations of the North to developing nations of the South. Some of the most dynamic growth of the latter has been in Latin America and the Caribbean, although connectivity, participation rates, product offerings, services, and costs and revenue […]

Haar to heart: Latin America is one of the most dynamic regions for mobile money.

One day people the world over will be able to deposit money, withdraw savings, check their balance, pay their utility bills, receive their salary and remittances from abroad and government allowances—all on their mobile phones in a fast, convenient and safe manner. Thanks to technology and entrepreneurship, that day is now. Welcome to the brave […]