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.
Brazil, the least globalized economy in Latin America
Brazil ranked for the second consecutive year, as the least globalized country in the region. Venezuela and Colombia are also at the bottom of the list. Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and Chile are the most connected to global trade flows.
Nicaragua: Uncertain Outlook
Can contact centers provide a cushion for Nicaragua as it suffers from growing political and economical uncertainty?
CAFTA Disputes Grow
Trade and business grows in CAFTA. But so will the number of disputes, experts warn.
CAFTA 2007: Good Outlook
CAFTA faces 2007 with the likely implementation in two more countries and the start of free trade talks with the European Union.
Latin America: More Disputes
A debt default in Ecuador and future expropriations in Venezuela will likely lead to a wave of disputes with private investors, experts say.
Nicaragua Elections: Too Close to Call
While the opposition is divided, Daniel Ortega leads a well-oiled political machine deeply intermeshed with government agencies staffed by FSLN cadres. Ortega heads the polls, but the outcome could be decided by last-minute support for his main rivals.
Back by Unpopular Demand
As Nicaraguans prepare to vote in their country's presidential election on November 5, Sandinista dictator Daniel Ortega is leading in the polls against a divided field. If Ortega were to regain the presidency, the reversal of the democratic trend in Central America would be devastating.
Nicaragua: What's At Stake
The Nicaraguan elections will have loud geopolitical reverberations for inter-American relations, reports Richard Feinberg.
Central American Tourism Boom
Latin America is setting a new record in international arrivals, led by Central America. But major markets like Mexico, Brazil and Argentina are also seeing healthy growth.
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.
Jerry Haar: Can DR-CAFTA Compete?
DR-CAFTA countries have several advantages, including close proximity to the region’s major export market and relatively inexpensive labor. But challenges include weak public structures and low access to capital.
CAFTA: Positive Outlook
As the U.S. Congress approves CAFTA, U.S. trade with the pact's countries - already up - is expected to increase substantially. Likewise, the CAFTAeconomies should expand as a result.