This website was created as the result of 40 years of teaching experience, radio and television journalism and work with private enterprise. While it is a personal initiative it is made possible thanks to the participation of a group of friends scattered around the globe and with very varied backgrounds.
Why geoeconomics? Because today, in England, France The United States and elsewhere, study centers about geoeconomics are increasing, but this is not happening in the Southern Hemisphere yet. To call attention to this matter is one of our objectives.
The contents of this page, as diverse as it is going to be, will follow the guidelines of what is called analytic journalism, a field within journalism which seeks to make sense of complex realities with the idea of making them usable in a practical way. It combines aspects of investigative journalism with a explanatory analysis..
Why GPS? Because the acceleration of historical time forces the politician or the business man to change the focus of his vision. The news headlines that change by the second matter much less than the deep macro-trends which run underneath, and we should try to anticipate them.
It is precisely is the speed of events what makes it essential to look at the highway from a thousand feet high, from where I can see not only where I'm going but the risks, opportunities, and detours in the road, even if this does not prevent me from applying the magnifying glass to a detail of interest from time to time.
Significant political or economic changes are always preceded by signals that foreshadow them to the keen eye. Besides, the world of ideas, the realm of philosophy, always precedes action in every field, so we had better keep focused there, and that is what we are planning to do.
Global markets are more and more interconnected, influences that seemed unthinkable 20 years ago are now everyday matters, and this increases unpredictability for those who focuses exclusively on the immediate.
Doubt now spreads out from the political arena, certainties are blurred, traditional liberal democracy seems to be insufficient, and thus not only various forms of neo-authoritarianism dressed in populist clothing; but religious fundamentalism and iliberal movements of many different kinds flourish.
If you carefully examine newspapers, magazines, books and television you will notice that South America is almost marginal in terms of investment and trade; the focus is on other parts of the planet, and it is valid to ask why.
Finally, to the surprise of many, the country where the geo-economic instruments are applied with most force, frequency and skill is today China ... This should give us something to think about ... and that is what we propose.