Educating the Children to Succeed
Students with limited access to education in Latin America sometimes fail to develop cognitive skills needed for success. Latin Education Index shows how Guatemala and Haiti lag in this area.
Nobis to invest in Peru's sugar industry
Isabel Noboa, head of Consorcio Nobis, highlights the group's domestic and international expansion plans. Nobis is one of Ecuador's most important business conglomerates.
Infrastructure bids in Latin America
More than $31.6 billion in 20 major infrastructure bids which are open in 7 countries, are listed in the new Latin Business Chronicle Infrastructure Guide. Descriptions, deadlines and contacts for each bid.
Ecuador's Expensive Policies
Default and oil expropriations have cost Ecuador billions of dollars in lost foreign direct investments the past few years.
Explaining an Andean Enigma
"The Ecuador Reader" provides a useful but limited collection of essays that showcase the diversity and anomalies of one of the most fascinating nations in the hemisphere.
Chevron: No New Evidence
An Ecuadorian investigator has presented no new evidence to justify the $27 billion claim, Chevron says.
Ecuador is heading towards debt default, an end to dollarization, soaring inflation and economic decline.
Thanks to an angry and authoritarian president, Ecuador will see less private investment and more poverty.
It is not Chevron which should be sued for environmental damages in Ecuador, but the country's own state oil company.
Ecuador Oil: More Trouble Ahead
President Correa's oil policies will result in more disputes with foreign companies and reduced oil production, experts predict.
Ecuador: Getting Ugly
The erosion of Ecuador's political and macroeconomic conditions is putting it on a trajectory to debt default - or the end of Correa's presidency.
MiningWatch Response to Open Letters
Joan Kuyek at MiningWatch Canada responds to open letters from Ruben Naichap of the Shuar Federation of Zamora Chinchipe and Jose Aviles of the Ecuador Amazon Indigenous Nationalities Confederation.
Ecuador: Mining Reduces Poverty
Open letter from Jose Aviles from the Ecuador Amazon Indigenous Nationalities Confederation to Joan Kuyek of MiningWatch Canada.
Ecuador Hurts Its Potential
The constant barrage of Bolivarian rhetoric, political intrigue and corruptions scandals are preventing Ecuador from realizing its full potential.
Ecuador's Oil Paradox
Ecuador, already hostile to foreign companies, advocates a novel oil policy. Meanwhile, Chevron sets the record straight.
Ecuador Referendum and Business
What does the vote mean for Ecuador's outlook? Is the business and investment climate improving as a result of the process, or is it a setback?
Latin America Oil: Winners & Losers
Colombia is among the main beneficiaries of the growing "resource nationalism" in neighboring countries. A closer look at Latin America's top oil producers.
Latin America: Dirty Politics
Most investors disregard the new authoritarianism tendencies, but they could have dire implications for the future.
Countering Chavez With Free Trade
To counter Chavez, the United States should approve existing free trade agreements and negotiate new ones as well as extend trade preferences to Bolivia and Ecuador.
Ecuador: Asymmetric Information
The reckless abandon of the Ecuadorian and the Venezuelan governments reflect the lack of regional leadership in Latin America.
Ecuador: Uncertain Economic Future
Political instability and economic volatility are expected to be the main results of the presidential victory of Rafael Correa, a populist-leftist ally of Hugo Chavez.
Ecuador: Sigh of Relief
Local and foreign investors are breathing a sigh of relief after the Sunday elections in Ecuador failed to produce a victory for radical Rafael Correa. However, there are mixed feelings about his main rival in the second round, business mogul Alvaro Noboa.
Ecuador’s Political Mess
Ecuador has many world-class companies, but few world-class politicians. And that is a problem for foreign investors.
Ecuador's Oil Curse
Ecuador's expropriation of Oxy properties and its new hydrocarbons law will boost oil revenues in the short term, but be more a curse than a blessing in the long run, Global Insight predicts.
Central America's Vienna Victory
The EU still has to wait for the big prize - a free trade agreement with Mercosur, but in the interim Central America and parts of the Andean Community are ready.
Latin America: To Dollarize or Not?
Latin American countries that dollarize can double their trade with other dollar economies and expand GDP, experts say. But some economists warn that dollarization won't work for all countries in the region.