In this episode, we talk to Andrew Nickson, the editor and author of “The Paraguay Reader” and “The Transition to Democracy in Paraguay.” The conversation spans several key areas around socioeconomic development in Paraguay as we discuss everything from income inequality to political inertia, corruption and local governance in Paraguay. We also cover the country’s hydroelectric energy potential for industrialization and the agricultural economy of today.
Our discussion provides keen insights into structural issues in the political economy of Paraguay and examines the present drivers of change. Resultantly, the conversation serves as a nuanced primer in both the political economy of and socioeconomic development in Paraguay.
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