Brazil: O Maior do Mundo
Brazil may be “o maior do mundo,” but at the current pace it is headed for an unnecessary explosion.
Colombia: Too Much of a Good Thing
Colombia is on a very good trajectory, but must end the legacies of corruption and class privilege to make it a truly prosperous place.
Brazil: What a Party!
To avoid a nasty hangover, Brazil needs to cut into the bureaucratic fat and frivolous expenses.
Venezuela: Hell on Earth
The reckless tyranny of Hugo Chavez squandered away Venezuela's abundant natural resources, sound infrastructure and skilled labor.
Brazil: A Quick Honeymoon?
Dilma Rousseff must take the unpopular measures needed to keep inflation and account deficits from getting out of control.
Chile: No Rest for the Weary
The Pinera Administration is moving fast to introduce the necessary reforms that will make Chile into a stronger economy.
It is unfair for Brazil to lay all of the blame for its overvalued currency elsewhere.
Uruguay: In Lula’s Footsteps
By emulating Brazil instead of Venezuela, Mujica will make Uruguay one of the most attractive economies in Latin America.
Peru: Hands Across the Amazon
A series of major infrastructure programs are triggering a productivity revolution that will sharply accelerate Peru’s economic development
Peru: Pure Paradise
Peru's economic and political outlook looks bright despite the recent global crisis.
Brazil: Party On...For Now
After Carnival is over and Lent kicks in, pessimism will take hold as Brazil is forced to face the sobering reality of the crisis and its effect.
Mexico: Iceberg Dead Ahead!
A huge iceberg lies ahead in 2009, but it's too bad that very few Mexicans appreciate the calamity that lurks in the shadows.
Common characteristics of Bolivarianism inlcude the destruction of all independent political and economic institutions.
Peru: Apex during APEC
Peru’s hosting of the APEC meetings occurred at its cyclical apex, but serious economic and political challenges lie ahead.
Ecuador is heading towards debt default, an end to dollarization, soaring inflation and economic decline.
Brazil: No Dutch Disease
Concerns about Dutch Disease in Brazil may be uncalled for. The South American country is recouping all of the benefits.
Brazil: Lula, Lisa and Pele
The fact that S&P upgraded Brazil despite no major improvement in the country’s macroeconomic variables was not much of a surprise.
Argentina: In Distress
Argentina may be the most distressed story in Latin America, but it is also the most undervalued.
IADB 2008: The Party is Over
The mood in Latin America may be bright, but the clouds gathering on the horizon suggests that the party may soon be over.
Argentina: Opening Old Wounds
The clashes in the streets of Buenos Aires were the fruit of the populism that is spreading throughout Latin America.
The day Brazil registers net interest inflows will be when it can truly brag about becoming a creditor nation.
Venezuela: "For Now"
Venezuela's economy may look good “Por Ahora,” but a change in external conditions may cast a dark pall over the oil-fueled economy.
Argentina: Just Plain Hot
Booming grain prices are keeping the Argentine economy afloat offsetting the effects of government price controls and inflation.
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.
Ecuador Hurts Its Potential
The constant barrage of Bolivarian rhetoric, political intrigue and corruptions scandals are preventing Ecuador from realizing its full potential.
Chile: Bachelet's Problems
Chile’s macroeconomic conditions are sound, but there seems to be a political power vacuum in Santiago.
Latin America: Dirty Politics
Most investors disregard the new authoritarianism tendencies, but they could have dire implications for the future.
Brazil: Stepping Out
As long as external conditions persist, Brazil will realize the destiny that was always so illusive.
Cavalry to the Rescue!
With flags furling and trumpets blaring, President Bush will ride into Latin America bearing treaties, money and arms.
Mexico: The Road Ahead
The Calderon Administration in Mexico has a real chance of succeeding in its energy, fiscal and pension reforms.
Ecuador: Asymmetric Information
The reckless abandon of the Ecuadorian and the Venezuelan governments reflect the lack of regional leadership in Latin America.
Brazil: Forget the Reforms
Unlike the other members of the BRIC community, Brazil is not enjoying record GDP growth rates. Brazil’s unemployment rate is in the double digits, and it is about to get worse