Happy Colombia Day!
Congressional approval of the US-Colombia FTA can help stem lost market share by US exporters.
China Threat to Brazil?
How big of an economic threat does China actually pose to Brazil? Four experts share their insights.
LatAm Finance Lags Asia
Latin America's financial sector lags behind Asia and the region needs further reforms to improve its finances.
Colombia FTA Next?
It remains unclear when and if the US Congress will approve the US-Colombia free trade agreement, experts say.
Dealing With Latin Populists
Populist rhetoric and policies will continue as long as natural resources prices remain high. But what happens after they fall?
Cristina's Short Honeymoon
Views about Argentina's friendliness to foreign investors remain some of the worst among larger Latin American countries.
Flores: LatAm Must Fight For Freedom
Contrary to the world's outrage for Pakistan’s martial law, there has been no indignation for the dismantling of democracy in Venezuela. Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua.
Uruguay's President Vazquez made a shameful decision to postpone Botnia's permit.
New President, New Policies
The 2008 U.S. elections present an opportunity for leaders of both parties to move beyond the past and revive U.S. diplomacy in Latin America.
Cristina and the U.S: No Change
As president, Cristina Fernandez will likely continue Argentina's dependence on socialist Venezuela rather than embrace free market reforms
Latin America: Good Outlook
Latin America's outlook remains basically good despite the international credit turmoil. But the region needs major reforms.
What's Driving Brazil M&A?
Two experts on what is driving M&A activity in Brazil this year and what kinds of reforms are needed to spur additional growth.
Will Raul Reform Cuba's Economy?
Cuba will initiate some degree of economic reform - including more space for private economic activity - during the coming year.
FTA Failure, Chavez' Gain
Failing to pass the FTAs with Peru, Panama, and especially Colombia would be a win for Hugo Chavez.
Brace for Snapback
A Latin America economic slowdown is close on the horizon and may be severe.
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.
Hutchison No Threat to Panama
Comments about Hutchison Whampoa's presence in the Panama ports is, at best, laughable, and at worst, anti-business scaremongering.
Cristina Fernandez should travel more within Argentina and voters should remember Kirchner's policies at the ballots.
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.
Kirchner: Nothing Lasts Forever
President Kirchner's closest circle is trying to make sure that Cristina Fernandez doesn't risk the same political fate as Royal in France.
Argentina’s Energy Tango
Argentina has failed to take serious policy action to solve the depressed domestic hydrocarbon production.
Ecuador Hurts Its Potential
The constant barrage of Bolivarian rhetoric, political intrigue and corruptions scandals are preventing Ecuador from realizing its full potential.
Unfair Treatment of Colombia
Democrat lawmakers are treating Colombia unfairly and should reverse their position immediately if they have Colombia's well-being in mind.
Venezuela's Trade Limbo
The agreements promoted by ALBA are making a lot of political noise but have little commercial substance.
Hugo Chavez' alternative to the multinational banks includes off-budget consumption and less transparency.
China Undermines U.S. in Latin America
China is undermining the U.S. agenda to advance political reform, human rights and free trade in Latin America, the China-Latin America Task Force says.
Venezuelan Intrusion in Bolivia
President Chavez's intrusion in the internal affairs of Bolivia is raving interventionism and a flagrant attack on national sovereignty.
Approve Colombia FTA Now
The U.S. Congress should approve the free trade agreement with Colombia quickly and without any further delays.
Thinking Out of the Box
Border conflicts are rife in Latin America, and they could become a disruptive force in the region.
Democrats and Free Trade
By turning down or delaying indefinitely the FTAs, Congress will make the US appear even less reliable as a partner and ally.
Mexico Needs China Policy
Mexico will enhance competitiveness and compete with China only if it defines a comprehensive strategy.
Argentina on Kirchner's Time
A closer look at Nestor Kirchner's recipe for Argentina: economic recovery, but growing authoritarianism, anti-Americanism and relations with Chavez.
Latin America At the Crossroads
Foreign direct investment is still deterred by inadequate legal protection, corruption, poor education and over regulation.
Venezuela Oil: Wiped Out!
Venezuela’s passage towards communism has sent out messages that are crystal clear. To investors it says: "We don’t want you in Venezuela."