Argentina and Cuba: Union paradises

Argentina is the 13th most unionized country in the planet. Cuba tops the world ranking. Argentine trade unions are in the limelight these days as they have publicly contended president Mauricio Macri on his economic policies, which they consider harmful to the interests of the working class. They certainly have a say because unionized workers make close to 40% of all employees in the country. That is not necessarily the case in most other Latin American nations however, where Union Density (UD) – which measures the proportion of unionized employees to total employees -, is relatively low. According to International Labor Organization (ILO), UD in Argentina was, on average, 38.7 percenmt for the 2006-2013 period. The South American republic stopped […]


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Global Tourism Industry on Track for Full Recovery by 2024

The global tourism industry is set to reach, and possibly surpass, pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Five years post-COVID-19, the sector is experiencing a robust resurgence driven by a surge in international travel, improved air connectivity, and strong rebounds in key regions. However, global dynamics must be managed carefully to ensure stable and continuous growth. In 2023, international tourism reached 88% of its 2019 levels, a significant recovery favored by the reopening of Asian markets, as highlighted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Middle East led the way, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by around 20%, with Europe, the Americas, and Africa following close behind at approximately 90% of their […]