One year and two months in Washington DC!!! Who would have believed I would last soo long. But here I'm, and it seems that I'll be here for at least one more year. We will see how it goes. Meanwhile, living here has been good. Lots of stuff to do, parties, places to visit ... my brother is rather close ... It hasn't been boring at all. Work is easy and the office is fine ... One thing missing though. More photos in Picasa and if you want to see what has been keeping me busy in my free time, check out Mattos Consultores website.

Already five months in Sierra Leone. So far, so good. I came during the best season, I cannot complain. The rainy season is coming, we will see if it is as bad as they have been talking.

More photos have been uploaded. Two new sets. One from the Easter weekend and some from the party for Arlyne's birthday. I also posted a couple from my house and my new dog (not that new though, she is three months old already!)

This is the fifth version of my Web page. I used a different software, and it looks better. As it says in the manual, "almost professional", for a "personal home page" is more than enough, it demands a lot of time.

I still have to post photos from my time in Bolivia. I have lots, I mean, photos from my newphew's birthday, traveling through the rain forest, my work with Bolfor ... well, that will have to wait until I get connected to the internet in my house. Which is not that easy in Freetown.

The Spanish and Chinese versions of
World Food are already available. Check it out.

Last update: 7/12/2007


No Berkeley, no Woodstcok
An Article by Rudiger Dornbusch published in his Web page at MIT. Discusses free trade and development from the point of view of an ex-FMI executive
What really happened in Seattle
Professor Jagdish Bhagwati is an honored professor at Columbia University. His specialty is trade and development and has a different point of view about free trade and its benefits for developing countries.
Press article of Juan Antonio Morales, president of the Bolivian Central Bank (BCB)
Article of Juan Antonio Morales about the recent visit of Joseph Stiglitz to Bolivia and his comments about the Bolivian fiscal policy and the use of the International Reserves.
Hot money and cold comfort
Presentation of Prof. Daniel McFadden, Nobel price in Economics 2002, at the Annual Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association. Havana, February 2004.