LatAm’s resources are becoming a pivotal issue in many countries’ investment agenda. Germany is primed to replace many competitors in this regard.
The odds are favoring the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU, if it were to be confirmed, LatAm should be ready for considerable economic shifts.
The region has been abnormally resilient to decline for the most part of this decade’s economic crisis, but 2015 leaves behind a contraction in the size of its economy.
The commencement of the United Nation’s Climate Talks in Paris on November 30 provided an opportune venue for Russia’s president Vladimir Putin to forge alliances with Latin American leaders.
The macho approach to air bags is fading
The Latin American business model as a hybrid of globalization and the region’s historic traditions. This is the cultural framework that defines Human Resource practices within the Latin American company
travelling to South America is always an adventure. The magic of the countryside, picturesque towns, food is always a challenge, and the warm of the people, makes it worthwhile.
China will benefit from lessons learned in Latin America and Europe on implementing more humane public health approaches.
Inequality starts at birth, but some Government programmes may be harming rather than helping the youngest Latin Americans
The benefits of signing up for the biggest trade deal in history may take a while to materialize in the three Latin American countries that agreed Monday to the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Beset by dismal economic data, Dilma Rousseff tosses Congress a challenge. WHEN a president has single-figure approval ratings, faces calls for her impeachment, and has lost control of her political base, is she in a position to play hardball with the country’s legislators? Brazilians will soon find out.
Listening to the business-as-usual speeches by the leaders of Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela and other South American countries in the wake of China’s economic slowdown, it seems like they are living on a different planet. They are still bragging about their countries’ abundant natural resources and raw materials, as if that mattered much in the new world of Google, Apple and Uber.
Latin American politicians need to know when to retire. “All political careers end in failure,” observed Enoch Powell, a British politician. But in Latin America, some seem never to end at all.
Populist parallels between Europe and Latin America. Seen from Latin America, the agonies of the euro zone arouse a sickening sense of déjà vu. The limits on withdrawals from Greek banks mimic the corralito (“little fence”) imposed by Domingo Cavallo, Argentina’s finance minister in 2001
These could be seen as worrying times for a host of Latin American presidents and their associated governments. That's if the latest opinion polls are to be believed; and as ever, such indicators have to be treated with caution.
Latin America’s economies: As memories of galloping growth fade, it is time for tough thinking about the future
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade deal among twelve Pacific Rim countries, including the United S...
Sixty-one heads of state and government officials, headed by Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa and European Council President Donald Tusk, are attending a major bilateral summit in Brussels, which began on June 10 and is set to conclude tonight.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America fell in 2014, down 16 percent to $159 billion according to the latest ECLAC report. This outpaced global declines closer to 7 percent, and fell far behind other emerging markets, which saw investments rise 5 percent on average, and 15 percent in Asia
The International Organization for Migration, IOM released a study on Monday revealing a trend of increased migration flows from the European Union (EU) to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, and a marked decrease in the movement of people in the other direction.
In the past 15 years, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India’s bilateral trade with Latin America and the Caribbean has grown more than twenty-fold, reaching $44.6 billion in 2013.
An old joke about Latin America’s corruption that is making the rounds on the Internet says government officials from several countries were asked the same question: “Honestly, what’s your opinion about hunger in the rest of the world?”
Times have moved on and in many ways for the better, but where we once had the USSR, now we have a potent China providing a viable alternative to Washington's way.
The commodity boom of the last decade helped raise wages for the less well off in Latin America and the Caribbean, but did not necessarily generate better job opportunities. Wages in Countries without Commodity Booms Stagnated or Fell
From a secular perspective, it is surprising that there are any Catholic priests at all. The priesthood is only open to men. It demands a lifetime of chastity, obedience and poverty.
This year, tens of millions of voters will go to the polls in several Latin American countries shaken by violence and stuttering economies. But the issue that decides their vote may be as close as the nearest faucet.
China’s Asia-Pacific neighbors perceive its rise with a certain level of anxiety, stemming from China’s ambiguous strategic ambitions. Each region’s attitude is nuanced and subject to constant fluctuations stemming from Chinese policies and practices.
By now the fact that climate change is a global environmental, social and economic threat comes as a surprise to few. Many world leaders even call climate change the single greatest threat to humanity in this century. Latin American cities are particularly vulnerable to the devastating effects of climate change.
Statistics are incomplete and inconsistently kept across the region. But where they are available, they are startling: Domestic violence kills nearly one woman a day in Argentina, more than five a day in Mexico and 15 a day in Brazil, for example. The issue has surged to the surface in Argentina, where a recent series of gruesome killings has raised new alarm.
If there's one thing that unites South America, the love of football has to be it. Of course, in the same way that it unites, depending on who's playing, it can also divide.
Guatemalans are steaming. Crowds of them have poured into the streets this month -- some 60,000 on May 16 alone -- to protest corruption and demand the ouster of President Otto Perez Molina.
Mercosur foreign ministers will be meeting in June with the European Union Trade Commissionaire Cecilia Malmstrom to 'assess' the current negotiations for a comprehensive trade and cooperation agreement. The meeting in Brussels will be on the sidelines of the EU-Celac.
A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan. Latin America needs to be more hard-headed with its big new partner
This is not just an issue of competing liberal norms and conservative values. It is mainly about inequality in a region where the gulf between rich and poor remains huge. To access abortions, you either have to have the money to pay for illegal procedures or the funds to fly out of the country.
As we ask ourselves yet again: can the continent ever escape the boom-bust cycles that have left our economies trapped in middle income status? The answer lies in improving productivity—and, more specifically, what governments and businesses are willing to do to make it happen.
Here’s an interesting innovation that is taking place in Latin America: A company is paying for the college education of thousands of students in exchange for their commitment to pay back a small percentage of their salaries when — and if — they get a job.
Peru has the fastest growing economy in South America, averaging 6.4% GDP growth over the last ten years. However, growth has slowed in the last year due to a reduction in metal prices, the decrease in value of the Nuevo Sol and the recovery of the US economy.
A new World Bank Group report, “Shared Prosperity and Poverty Eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean”, explores the performance of eight countries to understand what has driven progress, and what it will take to sustain it.
Pope Francis announces his first visit to Bolivia, Paraguay and Ecuador in July, with leaders from host countries welcoming the news.
Latin America spends billions of dollars subsidizing fossil fuels each year, but also has some of the world's largest renewable power programs, highlighting the energy-hungry region's divisions as it charts its future