MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, September 28th 2023 - 21:36 UTC



The Americas have an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ for sustained growth

Wednesday, April 10th 2013 - 08:05 UTC
Full article 7 comments

The countries of the Americas face an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ for sustained growth supported by a newfound sense of optimism, said the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza at the Palm Beach Strategic Forum. Read full article


Disclaimer & comment rules
  • reality check

    What, no decleration of support for Argentina?

    Hang on a mo, what's going on here? This was a conference? With S A leaders? Wasn't it?

    My flabber has never been so ghasted!

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    “My flabber has never been so ghasted!”

    I've been giggling over this for the past 5 minutes.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Garrett Connelly

    The desire to grow to infinity upon one finite planet is expressed daily on every forum that can be found by doltish people afflicted with insatiable want.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    This site intended for bashing Argentina.
    If you wish to have serious discussions, you better go somewhere else.

    Stop ruining it for people with your truths, you inconsiderate socialist!

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • catagom

    See? This is why it's important to know one's Cultural History.
    LatAm has had 500 years to get it together. They never will.
    The character of the overwhelming majority of the people are marred by a strange mix of anarchy and autism, chaos and corruption.
    Now, that is not to say there won't be development. But it will come from the same place it always comes from, Western Europe and North America, and possibly Asia.
    Obviously. just look at Puerto Madera in Bueno Aires, for example.
    Lots of US companies there.

    Plus, there's Argentina.

    Though there are a number of individuals and some companies, big and small, that show promise, overall they are a doomed people. Mostly for reasons psychological and emotional. They call it histerica, but the clinical term is Narcissistic Perssonality Disorder or NPD. It's distinguishing features are a lack of empathy and inability to process shame. They are a shameless people, which means they have no humility, in spite of the many reasons for them to be very humble indeed. And this more than suggests a lack of common sense, or, bluntly, an inability to accept unpleasant facts.
    In short, they've rejected reality.
    They like to brag about rejecting Americans and in some cases the British (as if the Argentinians are intellectually and morally superior both - in spite all of the evidence to the contrary). But the fact is, they have rejected themselves, as has much of LatAm.
    Because they lack self-reflection they are incapble of learning, and growth. So how are they going to change?
    They're lack of self-reflection leaves them defenseless against shamelessness, which leaves them defenseless against their arrogance, which leaves them totally defenseless against their stupidity.
    So you have a large group of people who are arrogant, stupid, and incapable of change, and compulsively (all compulsivity is rooted in shame btw) project their disowned parts on to everyone else. “Develop”! How?
    Individuals from LatAm, Yes!
    All of LA? No!

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Did you copy and paste from “Mein Kampf”?

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elena


    Very true, we are in for a new kind of economic model if we care about the future I find both socialist and capitalist models as not enough for the neccesities of today. Grow without end isn´t physically, naturally or economically sustainable and complete statization alone can´t sustain populations for a long time if we consider past and present evidence.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 07:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!