Mexico’s economy grows 2.3% in 2016

Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.3 percent in 2016, 2.5 percent in 2015,  2.1 percent growth registered in 2014 and the 1.4 percent figure for 2013.

Chile was the largest exporter of fresh fruits to China in 2016

Chile was the largest exporter of fresh fruit to China in 2016, with total exports amounting to $1.2 billion (around 1.1 billion euros)

Mexico sets condition for NAFTA renegotiation with US

Trump threatened during the campaign to walk away from NAFTA, saying it was a destroyer of American jobs and benefited Mexico

Colombia’s OTT tax reform may lead the way internationally

Ari Lopez, principal Latin American analyst at Ovum, the reform of Colombia’s tax regulation at the end of 2016 may affect the OTT industry worldwide.

10 Mexican products in United States that could be affected by Trumps policy.

During election, Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall but since Mexico has refused to even consider on paying, there was only one way to go, the imposition of a 20% tax on imported goods.

Latin America weighs up lithium prospects

Argentina, Bolivia and Chile own 85 per cent of world’s known lithium reserves. Each seeks investment and international capacities to exploit the resource. However, experts disagree on how to get better economic benefits

Mexico looking at Argentina and Brazil as an alternative for US corn

Mexican politicians are saber rattling against the US agriculture sector, and it looks like Argentina is ready to fill the gap. 

Will brazilians cancel carnival?

At least 48 towns or cities in eight Brazilian states have canceled Carnival festivities this year because they are suffering from the worst recession in the country’s recent history.

Mexico call centers await ‘huge pool of talent’ if Trump keeps deportation pledge

Employing native English speakers who understand US culture would give call centers an edge over rivals in India and the Philippines in billion-dollar industry

Colombia’s OTT tax reform may lead the way internationally

Colombia’s decision to start taxing over-the-top (OTT) players may lead to other countries following suit, according to market research firm Ovum.

Profitable pickups may be in cross hairs of Trump border tax

President Trump’s proposed border tax on imported vehicles could throw a wrench in the profit machine, particularly for G.M. and Fiat Chrysler, which build a large percentage of their pickups in Mexico

Colombian president promises higher growth in final economic plan

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday launched the final economic plan of his term in office, which the government hopes will ensure gross domestic product growth of 2.5 percent and create 765,000 jobs.

Uruguay and Mexico to offer support to entrepreneurs

The Uruguay-Mexico Joint Cooperation Fund unveiled a project on Tuesday for supporting entrepreneurs via the creation of a Mexican-tested website open to founders of new businesses.

Panama seeks trade sanctions against Colombia at WTO

Panama wants to impose $210 million of annual trade sanctions on Colombia, according to a filing published by the World Trade Organization on Monday, after winning a legal challenge against a so-called "money laundering" tariff.

Antioquia eyes Colombia cash flow

A couple of hours’ north-east of Medellin, Antioquia Gold (TSXV: AGD) has quietly worked away at its Cisneros gold project in Antioquia, Colombia, and is building an underground mine that aims to produce 30,000-40,000 ounces a year of gold from late 2017.

Brazilian town embraces universal income experiment

Does being handed money every month—no strings attached—sound attractive? The residents of a small town in Brazil are finding out.

Argentinian visitors drive up Chile tourism figures

International tourist arrivals to Chile reached a historic high last year with 5.64 million visitors in 2016.

Port project aims to make Costa Rica a major logistics center

A $1 billion mega port proposed for the Caribbean coast near the Panama Canal would put Costa Rica on the global logistics map

Peru’s state oil firm looks to grow amid industry chaos

Petroperu may issue bonds to finance the $3.5 billion Talara refinery upgrade as the state oil firm looks to expand operations after key structural changes.

Uruguay's budget deficit 4% of GDP in 2016

Uruguay's budget deficit reached 4% of GDP during 2016, equivalent to US$ 2.043bn, the worst performance since 1989, according to the latest figures released by the government's stats office, INE.

Brazil's and Mexico's 2017 market analysis

Ross Teverson, manager of the four crown-rated Jupiter Global Emerging Markets fund believes Mexico could be a rich hunting ground for opportunities this year.

“Bad” Internet traffic loses businesses over $7 billion annually

According to the Imperva Incapsula Bot Traffic Report, various bots are now responsible for more than half of all internet traffic around the globe and estimates that businesses lose an estimated $7 billion dollars each year because of this

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