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I am an economist by training and work primarily as a researcher at the Institute of Caribbean Studies of the University of Puerto Rico. I have taught at various universities in the Caribbean region.

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Diaries published: 34 (453 days since last diary on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 07:59 PM PST)

Comments posted: 2244 (328 days since last comment on Sun Jun 29, 2014 at 08:41 AM PDT)

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Total Recommends: 869

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Most Recommended Diary: Rush Limbaugh dumped by Puerto Rican radio station, 190 comments, 348 recommends

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maracatu's Most Recent Diaries:

As reported by Venezuela's Education and Human Rights Action Program ( PROVEA ), on February 12, student organizations and opposition parties called for marches in various parts of Venezuela to ...
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Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 07:59 PM PST with 37 Recommends
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal presages some rough sailing ahead for US military interests in the island Kingdom of Bahrain . Entitled A Palace Rift in Persian Gulf Bedevils Key U.S. ...
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Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 06:54 PM PST with 24 Recommends
As Jo Tuckman notes toward the end of her NYT opinion piece , Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party's ( PRI ) comeback in Sunday's election seemed a forgone conclusion. While it likely still is,
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Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 04:50 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Upon reading this news item , I hung my head and thought to myself "here we go again"!: WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) -- The ...
by maracatu
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat May 08, 2010 at 12:57 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
We share our grief with the rest of the world for the tragic circumstances that have befallen our fellow human beings in Haiti. As members of the academic community, though, we hold a particular ...
by maracatu
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jan 28, 2010 at 07:40 AM PST with 11 Recommends
When you think of bananas and plantains, something sweet comes to mind. With bananas; well obviously a sweet treat to eat without much hassle when bright yellow. Plantains, on the other hand are ...
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Comment Count 125 comments on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 05:06 PM PDT with 37 Recommends

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