Venezuelan government controls more than 500 businesses

The nonprofit Transparency International says it has identified at least 511 companies that are either wholly or majority owned by the government of Venezuela — and 70 percent of them are losing money, 

Airlines drop Cuba flights, citing lower demand than anticipated

Experts say the changes in the young market illustrate not so much a lack of passengers, but the rush of airlines into new territory with an abundance of seats the market could not possibly fill.

Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports

Some of the biggest consumers of Brazilian meat have suspended imports over allegations that companies have been selling unsafe produce for years.

China state firms eye land around Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority will officially open a tender to develop about 1,200 hectares of land - roughly the size of 1,200 football fields - around the waterway by the end of this year into a logistics park

Two weeks later, the Brazilian meat scandal continues

The scandal of Brazilian meat companies, including JBS and BRF, is far from forgotten. Still under investigation, the meat market in Brazil is suffering from the effects of the bribes and tainted meat accusations.

What the tourist industry reveals about Cuba

Sun, sand and socialism: The revolutionary economy is neither efficient nor fun

Why is NAFTA bidding for a World Cup? Follow the money

The soccer federations of the United States, Mexico and Canada have announced their long-awaited tripartite bid to host soccer’s World Cup in 2026, and soccer cognoscenti know why: Cash money dollar bills.

Colombia wants to unite scientific research and businesses

The “Spin-off” project, which seeks to transfer knowledge from Colombian schools to businesses, could have a big push in 2017.

Bogotá International Book Fair: The state of the Colombian publishing industry

On April 25, Bogotá will have its International Book Fair. We spoke with the Executive President of the Colombian Chamber of Books about it.

China becomes Chile's leading wine market

China overtook the United States in 2016 to become Chile's No. 1 wine market, Angelica Valenzuela, commercial director of Vinos de Chile

Colombia bets on the auto industry: pros and cons

Colombia and Argentina signed an agreement to promote the auto industry. What are its pros and cons?

The Venezuelan crisis could strengthen Russia’s position in the U.S.

In a strange turn of events, Venezuela’s crisis could lead to Russia gain control of 4% of the U.S. oil infrastructure.

Most influential brands in Brazil are tech companies

This year’s survey shows Google ranking top, followed by YouTube, Facebook and Microsoft.

Organising against the gig economy: lessons from Latin America?

New strategies of organisation and workers’ control in Latin America suggest ways to tackle the insecurity of the gig economy.

The Peruvian energy sector won't slow down

Despite one of the worst winters in Peruvian history, the energy sector remains optimistic.

Uruguay: A new marijuana economy?

Uruguay is on the verge of implementing legal cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana. What will be the economic implications of these policies?

Colombian Coffee

Coffee market on the fence over Colombian crop

Colombia's coffee output in April, the first month of the mitaca harvest, tumbled 20% year on year to 834,000 bags

Pacific Alliance

Pacific Alliance looks to Asia as NAFTA, TPP face uncertainty

Pacific Alliance countries are in talks with countries including Australia and New Zealand to expand the trade bloc outside of Latin America.

Brazil oil

Canada And Brazil could jeopardize oil market balance

There are two other major oil producers in the Americas whose production is set to increase this year, and over the next five years: Canada and Brazil.

Colombia's tourism industry

Colombia's tourism industry benefits from peace deal

After the deal was signed in 2016, Colombia has had an inflow increase of 14.5 % compared to 2015

United States and China face a debt crisis

United States and China face a debt crisis

Should we wait until the effects of the aggressive recovery policies fill the world with jobs, industry, and value?

Amazon could become Tech's top retailer by 2025

Amazon could become Tech's top retailer by 2025

It’s no fairytale, Jeff Bezos indeed has a plan of how to achieve this ambitious target

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