José Álvarez

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Timber investment returns were estimated for the principal exotic and selected native species in the Southern Cone of Latin America and in the Southern United States. Exotic eucalyptus plantations in South America were most profitable, with internal rates of returns (IRRs) ranging from 13% to 23%, followed by exotic loblolly pine, with IRRs from 9% to 17%.(More)
The world is undergoing radical changes, characterized by the growing interdependence of all countries and sharpened competition in liberalized markets. For Cuba, the closing years of the old millennium spelled the end of an era and posed the challenge of adjusting its domestic economic order to integrate the island fully in the global economy. Cuba’s sugar(More)
Since food rationing was officially established in Cuba by Law No. 1015 of March 12, 1962,3 the issues of food scarcity, food security, and food crisis have commanded the attention of both supporters and detractors of the Cuban regime.4 Supporters have gone so far as identifying the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba as the main culprit behind the(More)
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national(More)
The main theme of this conference is “Cuba: Ten Years after the Announcement of Economic Reforms.” The principal policy change announced in 1993 for the agricultural sector was the breakup of the state monopoly on land. To replace most state farms, a new form of agricultural organization was established: the Basic Unit of Cooperative Production (Unidad(More)
In the past two decades, foreign direct investment (FDI) has been spurred by the widespread liberalization of the FDI regulatory framework, combined with advances in information and communication technologies and competition among firms. Most countries have opened themselves to foreign investment, improved the operational conditions for foreign affiliates(More)