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fDiIntelligence: Americas

  • Jamaican prime minister makes the case for "economic independence"
    Fiscal discipline and attracting FDI to Jamaica are key for the island's future, claimed prime minister Andrew Holness on a visit to London. Yasmin Jones-Henry reports
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 6:19am -
  • Mexico rules out uneven investment protection in new Nafta
    If the US opt outs of the investment protection provisions granted under Nafta's Chapter 11, Mexico will follow suit as it will never accept asymmetries in the agreement, says finance minister Ildefonso Guajardo, going into a new round of talks in Wa…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 9:11am -
  • Trump changes tack on TPP
    US president Donald Trump has gone back on previous statements and suggested the US could sign up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. However, how welcome the US would be is subject to debate. Philippa Maister reports.
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 9:36am -
  • How to survive a global trade war
    The Trump administration's announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminium have triggered worries of a global trade war, as other countries look to reciprocate. Erika Morphy looks at ways in which investing companies can minimise the impact such…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • The changing face of investment incentives
    The $3bn received in incentives by Foxconn for locating an investment in Wisconsin in 2017 will have had other foreign investors looking on enviously. However, as Erika Morphy discovers, such mega-deals are becoming increasingly rare.
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Will a US-less TPP flourish or flounder?
    When president Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its future was shrouded in doubt. However, 11 countries signed up to the free-trade agreement in early March, and optimism is running high among the signatories, as Ph…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • View from the Americas: Brazil’s long road to fulfilling its potential
    Government corruption has hit Brazil hard, causing political instability and a plummeting currency. While still Latin America’s largest economy, the country has an uphill climb to restore investor confidence, writes Gregg Wassmansdorf.
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Haiti: time to take a second look?
    Haiti's name has been synonymous with natural disaster and political turmoil in recent decades. However, as Michael Deibert discovers, foreign investors both large and small are impressed with what they have found in the country, and many sectors ar…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Haiti's new president embarks on cross-country mission
    Jovenel Moïse, the president of Haiti, tells Michael Deibert how he is looking to effectively govern the whole country, through policies such as improving healthcare in all regions and building roads to prevent the more rural areas becoming isolated…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • EdgeConnex picks Buenos Aires for first Latam data centre
    EdgeConnex is betting on Argentina’s new political course as it brings internet content closer to its customers in Latin America through a new facility scheduled to go live at the end of 2018. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:00am -

Financial Times: LatinAm & Caribbean

IBT: The Americas

Oxfam: LatAm & Carribean Blog

  • Evaluación de la Campaña CRECE en Latinoamérica y el Caribe
      La campaña CRECE de Oxfam intenta transformar el manido sistema de provisión de alimentos de manera que sirva a todo el mundo hoy. También tiene como objetivo garantizar que dicho sistema es el adecuado para un futuro con restricción de fuente…
    - 13 Jun 16, 6:17pm -
  • Empowering Haiti’s Younger Generation to Lead
    In Haiti, where 70% of the population is under the age of 30, supporting children and youth to play an active role in society is crucial to the future development of the country. I recently had the opportunity to visit one of Oxfam’s projects in Ha…
    - 26 May 15, 6:34pm -
  • International Women’s Day #IWD2015
                                In her own words: Personal Testimony from a community Leader and elected official in Haiti on how she’s using her own personal power to fight for change Marie Gertha Jourdain is an elected official at the c…
    - 6 Mar 15, 6:01pm -
  • Informe sobre Minería y Agricultura
    Lima, 22/10/2014.- “Desafíos de la superposición de uso de tierras para industrias extractivas y la agricultura en Perú y Ghana” es el nombre de esta publicación que propone contribuir a un diálogo productivo sobre las tensiones existentes…
    - 16 Dec 14, 11:04am -
  • Oxfam en Perú presentó el Informe “Iguales: Acabemos con la desigualdad extrema”
    Lima, 30 de octubre del 2014.- Hoy Oxfam en Perú presentó el Informe “Iguales: Acabemos con la desigualdad extrema” con un anexo sobre la situación en el país, que demuestra que a pesar del crecimiento económico y la reducción de la pobrez…
    - 30 Oct 14, 1:29pm -
  • Informe de investigación sobre Minería y Agricultura
    Lima, 23/10/2014.- “Geografías en conflicto” es el nombre de esta publicación, a cargo del equipo de Industrias Extractivas LAC, que propone contribuir a un diálogo productivo sobre las tensiones existentes entre las industrias extractivas y …
    - 23 Oct 14, 1:53am -
  • Captura política y desregulación ambiental: un caso en el Perú
    Mayormente, los casos de captura política se producen y manifiestan en el ámbito tributario,[1] con los lobbies y cabilderos demostrando su eficacia en la medida en que sus clientes logran reducir sus obligaciones de pago de impuestos. Sin embargo,…
    - 16 Oct 14, 3:31am -
  • Cortometrajes realizados por jóvenes indígenas de Ayacucho fueron destacados a nivel nacional e internacional
    Lima, Septiembre 2014  - Juan Pablo Baldeon y Raquiel Palomino, provenientes de la región de Ayacucho, tienen mucho que celebrar. Ambos jóvenes produjeron cortometrajes que este año fueron destacados en diversos festivales de cine. Uno de estos c…
    - 30 Sep 14, 4:14pm -
  • ¿BRICS: desigualdad persistente o una oportunidad para lograr un cambio verdadero?
    Cuando los líderes de los países BRICS fueron lanzados en la ciudad costera de Fortaleza para su reunión anual, justo a unos kilómetros las organizaciones de la sociedad civil de los mismos cinco países discutían un modelo político y económic…
    - 29 Sep 14, 5:52pm -
  • Cómo enfrentar el cambio climático en la Amazonía andina
    Lima, 17/09/2014 - Con el objetivo de propiciar el debate y el intercambio de experiencias sobre los variados enfoques de adaptación al cambio climático, Oxfam en Perú ha publicado el libro “Políticas públicas y cambio global: una prospectiva…
    - 18 Sep 14, 1:45pm -

The Economist: The Americas

  • Guatemala votes to demand 53% of its neighbour’s territory

    Guatemala votes to demand 53% of its neighbour’s territory

    IT SOUNDS like an outrageous act of provocation. In a referendum on April 15th, Guatemalan voters chose to file a claim at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) demanding sovereignty over 53% of Belize, their eastern neighbour. The Belizean gov…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:48am -
  • Anti-elitist politicians in Canada are courting immigrants

    Anti-elitist politicians in Canada are courting immigrants

    EVER since Doug Ford became the leader of Ontario’s centre-right Progressive Conservative Party on March 10th, he has been asked if he is Canada’s Donald Trump. The two have much in common. Big, beefy and blond, Mr Ford inherited a large produ…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:48am -
  • How long will Latin America support “American values”?

    How long will Latin America support “American values”?

    THE last time the leaders of 30-odd countries from the Americas met, in Panama in 2015, the presidents of the United States and Cuba, longtime enemies, shook hands. When the group reconvened in Lima this month, the bonhomie was gone. Raúl Castro,…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:48am -
  • The Colombian guerrillas who won’t give up their guns

    The Colombian guerrillas who won’t give up their guns

    JUAN MANUEL SANTOS chose his words carefully after signing a peace deal with Colombia’s FARC guerrillas in 2016, officially ending a 50-year-long conflict. “Today marks the beginning of the end of the suffering, the pain and the tragedy of the…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:48am -
  • Chile gives immigrants a wary welcome

    Chile gives immigrants a wary welcome

    Mixed messagesMARIANGELA’s eyes fill with tears as she talks about her parents in Venezuela. A pre-school teacher, she arrived in Chile three months ago with her husband and two children. They live with 48 other immigrants, mainly Venezuelans,…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:54am -
  • Cuba bids goodbye to the revolutionary generation

    Cuba bids goodbye to the revolutionary generation

    RAFAEL is about to finish his degree at Havana University, but his mind is elsewhere. The finance and economics he is learning are “what they use here in Cuba”, he explains, ie, not much use anywhere else. Cuba’s socialist government pays fo…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:54am -
  • Brazil’s election is now up for grabs

    Brazil’s election is now up for grabs

    VILA JOANINHA, on the edge of Diadema, a suburb of São Paulo, is the kind of gritty neighbourhood that voted for the Workers’ Party (PT) of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president who on April 7th began a 12-year jail sentence for corr…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:54am -
  • The property battle in Vancouver’s Chinatown

    The property battle in Vancouver’s Chinatown

    No con-doTHE smell of incense fills the narrow stairway of the Yue-Shan Society building, a social club for people with roots in Panyu, part of Guangzhou, a city in southern China. Barely audible is the tinking of a ping-pong ball on a table. On…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:54am -
  • Peru discovers the value of moss

    Peru discovers the value of moss

    TO THE Quechua-speaking subsistence farmers who live in the higher reaches of the Peruvian Andes, the sphagnum moss that upholsters the land near their villages is a nuisance. They burn it away to clear land for planting traditional crops, like po…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 10:51am -
  • The unexpected victory of Carlos Alvarado

    The unexpected victory of Carlos Alvarado

    ON EASTER Sunday the streets of San José erupted with revelry and relief. A long and bitter presidential election campaign had pitted a fiercely fundamentalist former gospel singer against a liberal candidate of the centre left. The liberal won d…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 10:51am -

WSJ: Latin America

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