BY CHRONICLE STAFF
Jorge Granados is bullish on Guatemala. The head of Miami-based telecom provider LatiNode chose Guatemala as one of four key markets in Latin America for the company's voice-over-IP service.
"It's a stable country, with good quality of people [including] good engineers that work very professional," he says. And even more important for a company like LatiNode, Guatemala offers an attractive regulatory environment and telecom market.
"Guatemala is an open country for telecom - one of the few ...in Latin America," he says.
And telecom isn't the only area that's open. In general, Guatemala also has a free market, with no government involvement or monopolies in basic services, points out Carolina Castellanos, the executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala.
Guatemala's economy, the largest in Central America, last year grew by 4.6...