State Intervention in Times of Crisis

Faced with an unprecedented global economic crisis, experts discussed the role that the State should take.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Should the state intervene more in economics issues? Should governments take more control of the market?

These are some of the questions that were discussed at a forum organized by the National Foundation for the Development of El Salvador (Funde), whose results were collected by El Diario de Hoy.

It highlighted the opinion of William Pleitez, UNDP senior economist, who argued that in the current situation "protectionism is inevitable."

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With the decreed intervention the time it takes to pass through customs has doubled and even tripled in some cases. reports: "The militarization in customs offices and the lack of staff in the Tax Authority (SAT) are delaying the passage of trucks by between three and ten days."

Background to Interbolsa’s Bankrupcy

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The fall of Colombia's largest trader is a heavy blow to the country's financial system, with possible repercussions for Central America.

An article in examines 23 topics that have arisen from the bankruptcy of Grupo InterBolsa, including "taking resources illegally to possible accounting fraud and money laundering."

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