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Latin America’s advanced industry decline. What explains the region’s poor performance in growing, or even retaining, its global competitiveness in advanced industries? A column by Robert D. Atkinson
2022-06-27 09:12:00
The 1990s were a time of economic optimism for much of Latin America. Incomes were rising, industries were becoming more competitive on the global stage and much of the region was gradually building up an advanced industry base. Today, at least with respect to advanced industry competitiveness, the picture is...
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Why Did the Summit Plummet? A column by Jerry Haar
2022-06-20 16:31:00
The recent gathering of Hemisphere leaders in Los Angeles was doomed from the start with poor attendance and the absence of one-third of the heads of state. It was only a question of how many potholes travelers would encounter on the road downhill. The first one—the biggest one—was provided by...
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Strategies to tackle LAC’s seven most pressing challenges. Interview with Rebecca Bill Chavez, recently-appointed president and CEO of the Inter-American Dialogue.
2022-06-20 13:10:00
“In the near term, there are several, very significant, challenges that have to be tackled,” said Rebecca Bill Chavez, recently-appointed president and CEO of Washington D.C.-based think tank, the Inter-American Dialogue. The list is not very long, but it encompasses all the vital issues, as anyone familiar with the region...
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A short guide to understand what’s coming with Petro’s government in Colombia
2022-06-20 01:42:00
The Ferrari store on 19th Avenue in Bogota, as well as the Toyota store on 127th Street, removed all their vehicles from the display windows, foreseeing a huge explosion of violence announced by the most radical followers of the leftist candidate Gustavo Petro, if he lost yesterday’s presidential elections. The...
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Corporacion Andina de Fomento upgraded To ‘AA-/A-1+’ on strengthened capital position; outlook positive
2022-06-17 14:44:00
Overview   We believe Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF) will maintain its capital position, particularly following the recent approval of its 10th capital increase of US$7 billion–the largest in its history–which will be fully paid-in CAF’s capital benefited from key borrowers coming out of default, combined with the gradual reduction...
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WTCA Prime Office Index LATAM June 2022
2022-06-15 12:29:00
The WTCA PRIME OFFICE INDEX – LATAM, June 2022 edition, is the third installment of the index prepared by the World Trade Centers (WTC) in the region in association with Latin Trade. The WTCA PRIME OFFICE INDEX – LATAM is a semi-annual report that collects the opinions and expectations of...
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Food crisis, an announced disaster: between protectionism, humanitarian aid and free market – A column by Ingo Plöger
2022-06-14 14:34:00
The combination of the conflict in Europe, the end of the pandemic, and the reestablishment of global production chains, resulted in energy and supply inflation, which directly hits the price of food worldwide, without the population’s purchasing power having adapted to this level. In September 2021, we already had a...
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The 200 most profitable companies in Latin America: The Latin Trade Profitability Drivers Index 4Q 2021
2022-06-07 18:31:00
200 listed companies in Latin America with more than $300 million in revenues made it to the top of Latin Trade’s Profitability Drivers Index 4Q2021. Mexican’s Telmex was the most profitable company in the region in the fourth quarter of 2021 with a Return on Equity (ROE) score of 78.4...
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Friendshoring will strengthen U.S. Latin America relation. Interview with the Wilson Center’s new director of the Latin American Program.
2022-05-31 14:37:00
Benjamin Gedan has worked at the Wilson Center’s headquarters, at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., for quite some time now. Before being appointed as director of the Latin American Program, he was the Program’s deputy director, and the director of the Argentina Project. From his office, flanked by U.S....
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