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.
Latin America More Globalized
Most countries - including Brazil and Mexico - become more globalized. Nicaragua improves most, Panama remains the leader.
Panama Most Globalized
Panama is the most globalized country in Latin America, followed by the Dominican Republic. Argentina is the least-globalized, the Latin American Globalization Index shows.
Up, Not Down
Globalization means upward mobility andincreased prosperity for Latin America and the developing world, a new book argues.
China Doubles Latin FDI
China's direct investments in Latin America have grown dramatically and are expected to continue growing at strong rates over the next few years as well.
EU-Latin Trade Up
The European Union posted strong trade growth with Latin America last year, led by Venezuela and Mexico. But future EU relations with the region will depend on expanding free trade agreements.
US-Latin Trade Boom
Latin America set a new record in trade with the United States last year, with Chile and Mexico leading the way. But China is growing its marketshare at the expense of the United States.