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The Colombian takeoff

Since the opening of its new terminal in 2012, Bogota’s El Dorado international airport has become one of the fastest growing airports in Latin America.

Oi’s Acquisition of Portugal Telecom: Top M&A of 2013

Petrobras also unloaded more than $4 billion in assets.

Multilatina Index: Food & Beverage rule the roost

Meanwhile, industrial and oil companies continued to see declines.

Argentina, Brazil lead declines in Latin Labor Index

Increased difficulty in hiring new employees was the main factor in the declines.

Latin Business Chronicle Infrastructure Guide 2013

Our annual guide to the region’s major upcoming infrastructure bids.

Latin American retail stays strong

The region’s retail sector saw the strongest growth this sector, but oil and gas brings in the highest revenues.

LAN makes first flight in Colombia using biofuel

The flight represents the company’s effort to use more renewable fuels.

Top 50 Businesswomen in Latin America

LBC publishes its annual list of the top business women – this year expanded to include 50 names.

The Mexican Big Bang  

A “Big Bang, the establishment of a new Mexico,” is how the newly appointed head of ProMéxico, Francisco Gonzalez Diaz describes this moment for Latin America’s second largest economy.

Wal-Mart: Latin America’s Top Employer

The U.S. superstore chain employs over 600,000 in the region – more than the next four largest employers combined.

2013 Revenue Forecast for the Top Companies in Latin America

While firms in industries related to massive consumption and commodities will generally have a favorable performance, those in activities, such as telecoms and oil production will probably underperform. Important downside risks to our projections prevail.

Brazil rolls out mega concession program

Minister of Finance Guido Mantega lists economic conditions, tax incentives and figures of a large underserved market to convince investors to participate in a $200 billion concession program to be announced Tuesday in New York.

A record-breaking year for M&A deals

Most of the acquired companies were in Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Most of the acquirers were in Brazil, the US and -- surprisingly -- in Colombia. Trends and data drawn from the Latin Business Chronicle 2012 Latin America’s top 100 M&A ranking.

The Interjet way

On November 15 the airline opened a route to Las Vegas and is going for Bogotá. It has the second biggest profit margin of all the region’s airlines. How it captured 25% of the Mexican market in just seven years. Interview with José Luis Garza, general director of Interjet.

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.

Efromovich: Hardworking Visionary

Avianca Chairman German Efromovich talks about his vision and future plans.

Passenger Traffic: Sao Paulo Gains

Sao Paulo becomes top passenger airport in Latin America and the one growing fastest in international traffic.

Air Cargo: Monterrey, Caracas Gain

Mexican airports among the top cargo winners and Brazilian airports among top losers.

Air Traffic: European Boom

Air traffic with Latin America grows despite the European slowdown.

Sao Paulo Airport: Latin America's Worst

Sao Paulo has Latin America's worst airport and Santiago the best, according to business travelers.

Deal of the Year: LAN-TAM Merger

The merger of Latin America’s top airlines is shaking up the region’s aviation sector.

UPS Boost From LatAm Trade Growth

UPS Latin America benefits from trade expansion in 2010

Latin America: Bogota, Mexico Top Airports

Latin America's top 50 airports for cargo and passenger traffic and aircraft movements.

Sao Paulo Airport:  More Traffic, More Complaints

As traffic jumps at São Paulo’s Guarulhos airport, so do complaints about long lines and slow service.

Q&A: Fabio Villegas, Avianca

Avianca and TACA are aiming for more business by creating more hubs and using larger planes.

Embraer Braces for Tougher Year

As Brazil's economy sees a strong recovery, aircraft giant Embraer braces for a decline this year due to its global business.

Avianca: World-Class Quality

Avianca confirms that Latin America has the talent and resources to provide world class quality and services.

Latin America: Top 20 Transport Companies

Brazil dominates the ranking of Latin America's Top Transport Companies.

Latin America's Model Airlines

Despite the global downturn, Latin America's model airlines are making money.

Copa: Another Record Year

Panama’s Copa set a new record in 2008 and expects another good year, albeit with challenges in demand.

Passenger Growth, Cargo Decline

Latin America is among the global winners in passenger traffic growth, but among the losers when it comes to cargo traffic.

Latin America: Solid Third Quarter

Latin America helps boost the bottom line for U.S. and European multinationals in the third quarter.

LAN: Strong Outlook

Chilean carrier LAN continues to grow despite a challenging environment. Is Colombia next for the successful airline?

Peru: Bright Outlook

Peru's fundamentals remain strong, spurring Latin America's fastest-growing economy.

Avianca's U-Turn

Despite rising fuel prices and problems in the aviation sector in general, Colombian airline Avianca is booming.

Can Government Fix Aerolineas?

The Marsans mismanaged Aerolineas Argentinas. But it remains to be seen whether the government will fare any better.

Fuel Costs and LatAm Airlines

How are soaring fuel costs impacting Latin American airlines? Three experts share their insights.

GOL: Carrying the Varig Burden

The Varig acquisition is hitting GOL profits. Will the company be able to return to profitability this year or face further problems?

Delta: South America Boost

Strong growth in South America is helping boost Delta's revenues in Latin America amidst fuel hikes and a U.S. slowdown.

Brazil's New Airline:  What Outlook?

What's the outlook for the new Brazilian airline created by JetBlue founder David Neeleman? Three experts share their insights.

Spirit Carves Out Latin Niche

Spirit Airlines is carving out a niche in Latin America and helping drive air fares down.

LatAm Helps American Airlines

Latin America remains a shining star for American Airlines, but rising fuel costs are becoming a major concern.

Continental: Central America Boost

Central America growth helps boost Continental’s revenues in Latin America. Further region-wide growth is expected this year.

Central America: Strong DHL Growth

DHL's business is growing throughout Central America, helped in part by CAFTA and increased business with China.

Lufthansa Consulting Targets Latin America

Brazil and Mexico top focus, but the company also aims for business in Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador and Paraguay.

LAN Sets New Record

Chilean airline LAN sets a new record in revenues and profits. And its outlook remains bright.

Not Just Airport Food...

Spain-based Áreas has successfully built up a major pan-regional chain of restaurants at airports in Latin America.

Q&A: Juan Cento, Federal Express

Juan N. Cento, President of FedEx Express, Latin America and Caribbean Division, talks to Latin Business Chronicle.

TAM: Hurdles, But Good Outlook

TAM, Brazil's top airline, faces short-term challenges, but has an overall good, long-term outlook.

Copa Airlines: Strong Outlook

Copa Airlines boosts revenues and profits, but faces several challenges. An in-depth look at one of Latin America's leading aviation stars.

Mexico Logistics: Fedex, DHL Favorites

Fedex and DHL lead customer surveys for transportation and warehousing in Mexico, followed by K+N.

Mexico Success For Continental Airlines

Continental expands its offer in Mexico, where it has seen growth thanks to increased tourism and business travel.

DHL: Booming Latin Business

DHL, the market leader in express cargo in Latin America, boosts its revenues and expects further growth this year.

LAN: Bright Outlook

Chilean airline LAN has become a regional success story thanks to owner management, aggressive expansion and significant cargo operations.

UPS Grows in Latin America

UPS boosts its market share in Latin America, helped by growing economies and increased trade.

American Airlines: Latin Traffic Up

Revenue grew most in South- and Central America, although Mexico did well too.

Delta Bullish On Latin America

After starting eight new Latin America routes in two years, the U.S. carrier is betting on the region.

United Flying Low

Despite its long-haul strategy and improvements to service, United Airlines has slipped to the number-three carrier in Latin America.

Mexican Aviation:  Mixed Blessing

Despite improved financial results and reputation, Mexico’s two top airlines are facing an uncertain future.

Finding Comfort in Coach

Crowded planes and smaller seats make flying economy a taxing proposition. Knowing what to look for and what to avoid can cushion the blow.

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