Colombia: Poverty levels and what should the government do about it

Recent reports released by the DANE indicate both concerns and optimism regarding poverty in Colombia. After exploring the general outlook, what are the next steps?

Will 2017 be a prosperous year for the Latin American markets?

Analysts argue that, despite the volatility of the region, Latin American markets are more appealing than before.

Three key trends for the future of Latin America's economy

Latin America is open for business and represents a compelling investment opportunity, buoyed by regional integration, a rising consumer class, and a continued focus on trade and industrialization.

Latin America oil and gas

Energy as a case study of the Latin American challenge: the search for efficiency and improved competitiveness

Cubans express a hunger for economic growth

A hunger for economic opportunity. An embrace of tourism. Hope in a new era of normalized relations with the United States.

Bolivia might become the south american energy core

Bolivia expects to hit an export of 8,000 megawatts of electricity for 2025, which is part of its aspiration to become an energy center in the Southern Cone, by contributing with nations as Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Argentina.

Fiscal responsibility key to set Brazil’s economy in motion

Brazil’s economic authorities agree that fiscal reform that tackles the growing budget gap must be the first step towards recovery.

Colombia should look out for the US and the TPP

In a study by CEPAL Colombia was shown to be one of the most vulnerable to a potential consolidation of the TPP despite not taking part in it.

Colombia president welcomes Brexit trade prospect

Trade between Colombia and the UK has the potential to grow after Brexit, the country's president has suggested.

Informality in Latin America Casual Mondays to Fridays

MORE than half of all workers in Latin America are employed off the books in the informal economy. That share has barely fallen since 2003.

Referendum result might mean credit rating agencies ‘yellow card’ Colombia

The result of the referendum was definitely not what credit rating agencies wanted for Colombia, without their support, maintaining growth will be harder.

Could gambling add some dynamism to the Brazilian economy?

Casinos were outlawed in 1946, but even then, they represented a considerable source of income for Brazil. Would bringing them back give Brazil a sense of progress?

The Brexit vote: What could LatAm expect?

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.

Ecopetrol manages to increase revenue despite the low oil prices

Colombia’s largest oil producer posted a 126% increase in net profit for the year’s first trimester, how was that possible in this economic climate?

South American left in retreat as economic crisis deepens

Just in the past month, voters in Argentina elected a conservative businessman president over  Cristina Fernandez, Brazil's congress launched an impeachment against President Dilma Rousseff, but the biggest turnabout, voters in Venezuela, where the region's leftward shift began

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