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, 

With rebels gone, Colombia jumps into the pot industry

A Canadian company called PharmaCielo, with the government’s approval, is working to produce the drug legally in Colombia and is looking to hire.

Bitcoin ‘mining’ is big business in Venezuela

Bitcoins are increasingly accepted online for buying real-world goods and services. And, unlike the Venezuelan bolivar, the virtual currency has been going up in value.

China's greater openness represents opportunity for LatAm

China occupies a majorly important position and it is of enormous importance and usefulness for Ecuador to maintain close ties with China

Uruguay wants to increase business with European Union

Trade promotion agency Uruguay XXI and the European Union delegation plan to hold the 1st European Investment Forum June 21-22 in Montevideo as part of an effort to increase business in the South American country

Most successful young entrepreneurs in Latin America.

For its first issue of 2017, Americas Quarterly (AQ), dedicated 35 pages to highlight Latin America most successful business stories, describing the region as the world’s most entrepreneurial culture.

Could Venezuela be a top truism destination?

The World Economic Forum, on its Tourism competitiveness ranking of 2015, placed Venezuela as the 110 of 141 countries, just under Albania, Kuwait, Nicaragua and El Salvador. In the same year tourism income reached US$575 million

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

Have you been to Cuba? CEOs discuss business and travel opportunities on the island

This week’s question: Have you ever been to Cuba? Do you plan to go? Why or why not?

With a major oil discovery, Guyana is poised to become a top producer

Guyana, the tiny English-speaking South American country, is poised to become the next big oil producer in the Western Hemisphere

Argentina’s YPF signs gas exploration deal in Bolivia

Argentine state oil company YPF on Monday signed a 40-year natural gas exploration contract with Bolivian counterpart YPFB for an area with reserves estimated at 2.7 trillion cubic feet.

Cuban coal shipment marks first export to US in 60 years

Cubaexport was the company that signed an international contract with the North American company Coabana Trading LLC; the two companies recently signed a formal agreement on coal export.