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2009 ESRI International User Conference

Hernando de Soto spoke on the importance of the formalization of property, especially for the poor, at the 2009 ESRI International User Conference held in San Diego between 13 and 17 July.

RecessionMayReturnBy William Barth
Editor

Published: Monday, November 2, 2009 11:52 AM CST

America’s financial industry “created the world’s biggest shadow economy,” and unless it gets cleaned up the fragile recovery could turn sour again.

Bloomberg desoto

Bloomberg: Hernando de Soto shares his insights on the US economy and the financial crisis. Watch the video below.

Articles and interviews where ILD President Hernando de Soto explores the underlying causes of the current financial crisis and advances strategies to confront it.

This document is in German. If you wish to read an automatically translated version, please click here .

Frankfurter RundschauVon Hernando de Soto   

FRANKFURTER  RUNDSCHAU / GERMANY – 08/04/2009

Die Obama-Regierung hat endlich eine Strategie entwickelt, um die eigentliche Ursache der Kreditkrise in den Griff zu bekommen - die berüchtigten "toxischen Wertpapiere", vor denen Investoren und Kreditnehmer zurückschrecken, wodurch die Kreditmärkte in der ganzen Welt blockiert werden.

America EconomiaThis article is in Spanish. If you wish to read an automatically translated version, please click here .

Entrevista en “América Economía”, abril de 2009

La pobreza legal de la nueva riquezaThe document is in its original language. If you wish to read an automatically translated version, please click here .

Por Hernando de Soto  NEXOS, edición de 01 mayo 2009

Hernando de Soto advierte que la economía global se encamina hacia una gran depresiónThe following article is in Spanish. If you wish to read an automatically translated version, please click here.

Por Eduardo Corrales

IBL NEWS, 9 de enero 2009

Los Angeles TimesWritten by Hernando de Soto

LOS ANGELES TIMES / April 12, 2009

We can't start fixing things until we can get a handle on the toxic assets behind the financial crisis.

As a Peruvian educated by British and American teachers, I learned never to embark on a major task without first "doing the math."

This article is in Spanish. If you would like to read it in English, you can click here for an automatic translation to English or whatever language you choose.

Peru 21Por Hernando de Soto

Perú 21, 22 de marzo 2009

El ComercioThe document in this website appears in its original language. If you wish to read an automatically translated version, please click here .

Por Hernando de Soto

El Comercio, 03 de marzo 2009

What capitalists and slumdogs have in common

July 1st, 2009.- In the first of USAID’s 2009 Summer Seminars, ILD President Hernando de Soto spoke about how the ILD works in developing countries around the world to shed light on the extralegal mechanisms poor citizens resort to in order to prove and validate

Democracy Video ChallengeNew York, June 15th 2009 - Economist Hernando de Soto, one of the jury members  congratulates the contest winners of the Democracy Video Challenge

More than 900 people from 95 countries competed for the grand priza of the Democracy Video Challenge.

The GuardianNeasa MacErlean

Sunday 15 March 2009 The Bank of England can go in for quantitative easing and cut interest rates all it likes, but such a monetary approach will do very little to ease the current crisis. This is the view of Hernando de Soto, the Peruvian economist whose work with the poor has pushed him into the frame for a Nobel prize.

NewsweekThe Obama administration must tackle a problem that has bedeviled the emerging markets for years.

By Barrett Sheridan | Newsweek Web Exclusive
Feb 20, 2009

Although it's hard to believe, Wall Street's Gucci-wearing financiers actually have quite a bit in common with slum dwellers in Kenya and Mumbai at the moment-they're both mired in shadow

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