Free Economic Zones in Latin America

At least four countries in Latin America have implemented special economic zones designed to encourage development. These special zones with favorable economic liberties can be found in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and more recently Honduras. In February of 2011, the legislature of Honduras created the legal framework to initiate special zones intended to be largely autonomous,…

The Battle of Iquique: Then and Today

As he boarded the Peruvian armored monitor Huáscar on May the 21st, 1879 the Chilean navy officer Arturo Prat lead his Chilean crewmen with the shout “Let’s board, boys!” Prat would not survive the battle, but managed to set into motion a path which would have a profound effect on his own country’s future, and geopolitical perceptions between Chile, Peru,…