Latin American Economical Meltdown: Everyday Signs to Detect a Crisis Coming
By Martín Fogliacco, Acceso Global
There are ways to predict economic crisis, and although they might not be rocket science, they have proved to be true. Indicators of a probable collapse might be the emergence of outdoor urban fairs, the rise of new professions like craftsmanship, the increase of domestic production and the forming of new community-based network to share consumption and production of goods that used to be obtained otherwise.
The editor's choice of the week: Quartz reflects on Chile's measures on net neutrality
By Leo Mirani
The Communication Ministry in Chile - one of the first countries in the world to pass a bill on net neutrality in 2010 - banned free access to social networks like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, starting June 1st. Why? The government would like to regulate the offer of online operators. In he rest of Latin America, like the case of Brazil (where startups move at least one billion dollars a year), new regulations are protecting equal access.