In This Issue...
Brazil: The Country of The Future
by Anthony Archer
In 2008, the world changed and so did the world’s population’s perspective, there was a strange, silent, almost undetected polar shift in popular understanding of the investment world around them…what was it? For many, both the risks and reward potential of investing in the “Western” versus “emerging” worlds were turned on their heads! Previously, the US, Europe and UK was viewed by most as the safest environment to keep your money...
Restrictions on International Travel without Due Process
by Joel Nagel
A few weeks ago the United States Senate passed a piece of legislation called the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act”, it is essentially a transportation bill focused on roads and bridges. Title III of the act is a revenue provision concerning gas guzzling, cars leaking underground storage tanks, import duties and a number of other fees, taxes and other revenue enhancements...
Estamos en Nicaragua - "We're in Nicaragua"
by Barry and Lynn Wright
We’re now in Nicaragua. We’ve been staying at a resort on the beach, called Gran Pacifica. This is where Garry’s brother Murray and wife Teena live. What a beautiful place. You can see the ocean from their backyard. The sunsets are especially beautiful. Garry and I have taken numerous walks on the beach. Not only are we getting good exercise but I’ve been finding great sea shells.
Gold Confiscation: Legal situation in the U.S.
by Josephine Mason
Gold ownership was made illegal on 1st May 1933. U.S. citizens, under Order 6102, were allowed to own up to $100 in gold coin [+5 ounces]. Today that would be worth under $8,400, a mere token gesture to real gold owners. It acted as a tiny escape valve to the general body of citizens and did not detract from the fact that effective gold ownership was abolished.
The Population Inversion
by Carter Clews
With 78 million Americans now in the process of retiring from the work-a-day world -- and the cost of living in the U.S. out of control and getting worse -- the Western Hemisphere may well be on the verge of the greatest “population inversion” in modern history.
Establishing an Offshore Life Insurance Policy
by Wayne Kurtz
Many investors continue to look for investment opportunities throughout the worldwide marketplace. The common themes include evaluating investment options for asset and currency diversification that are not available from domestic investment firms. As many investors continue to face the burdens of additional taxation on their worldwide investment options...
Galt’s Gulch South of the Border - Part 2
by Michael Cobb
Freedom and responsibility are two sides of the same coin. In part one of this article, we looked at the macro factors and theoretical basis that underlie the challenge business owners and entrepreneurs in the region. In part two, we will dig into the specific issues that spring forth from these basic foundations...