The ZEDEs as a Sudden Change

I was talking with a Honduran businessman the other day, who was saying that the ZEDEs are nothing new. In the past the big fruit companies got land for growing, then set up housing, schools, and hospitals — company towns, in other words.…

Honduran ZEDEs: The New Frontier

EspañolAt Peter Thiel’s Founder’s Fund they ask aspiring entrepreneurs the following question: why should the 20th employee join your company? This is in the Silicon Valley context, where a decent employee could find a job at somewhere like…

The End of Dreaming in Honduras

EspañolI woke up thinking about where we will be a year from now, where my family and I will be, what will be happening with the ZEDEs, and what will be happening in Honduras. For us as a family, 2013 was all about getting to Honduras,…

Honduras’s ZEDEs: Where and When?

Those are the two recurring questions: where in Honduras will these zones be, and, even more importantly, when will they start? I can reveal here, for the first time, the full extent of my knowledge gained through private talks and being…

Brazil Rises. It Could Rise Some More

The last time I was in Brazil, there was a corruption scandal all over the TV. I don’t remember the exact circumstances, just that it was a very senior politician, a state governor I think, and a very striking visual. In a hidden…