WAIV, Peru, ruins, Inca, maze, steps, Andean

Destination: ¡Bienvenido a Peru!

Travel

Jordan King-Lacroix

May 22, 2017
10:01 am

Destination: ¡Bienvenido a Peru! Peru was just awarded Best Destination in the Americas by the Shanghai World Travel Fair 2017. The fair, one of the most important travel fairs in China, honoured Peru due to the South American nation’s efforts to attract Chinese visitors[i]. 35,000 Chinese tourists visit Peru, the second largest tourist population from Asia after Japan. This is ...
WAIV, currency, euro, rupee, dollar, lira, pound, drachma, design, symbol, currency symbol, real, sol, peso

Making Cents of Currency Symbols

Money

Jordan King-Lacroix

May 18, 2017
8:00 am

Making Cents of Currency Symbols  Why do we represent dollars with “$”? Or with “”? Where does the word “dollar” even come from? There’s a lot of interesting history that went into making the currency names and symbols we know today, including the similarities between the British pound and the Italian lira. In short, “dollar” comes from the word Joachimsthaler (yo-AH-chims-tah-ler). ...
WAIV, Mexico, America, Trump, border, wall, economy, FinTech

Mexico Trumps the Land of Opportunity

World

Jordan King-Lacroix

May 15, 2017
11:00 am

Mexico Trumps the Land of Opportunity (Hey! Trump!) We don’t need another brick in the wall. It’s only going be fencing in some parts, and some areas along the 1,900 mile expanse have obstacles that are impossible to build on. And, you know, it will cost somewhere between $20 billion[i] and $70 billion[ii] USD. Everyone’s screaming about it, right? There ...

MedTech Could Repair Brazil’s Frail Economy

Technology

Jordan King-Lacroix

May 8, 2017
8:00 am

Brazil’s MedTech Industry Could Repair its Frail Economy Brazil has made some amazing headway in medical technology (MedTech), which is putting them in a good position to improve their GDP growth. Currently, Brazil has some of the slowest GDP growth in Latin America, with only 0.5% expected in 2017[i], putting it just ahead of the devastating -1.9% contraction Venezuela is ...

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