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fDiIntelligence: Americas

  • Hurricanes test Caribbean islands’ fragile economies
    No one is underestimating the scale of the reconstruction necessary following a series of devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean. However, financial services firms say their business continuity plans have kicked in, while the tourism sector is optim…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:09am -
  • Latam financial services show six-year FDI decline
    Latin America has suffered continuous declines in FDI projects and investment between 2011 and 2016 and the trend looks likely to continue this year. Edna Rodriguez reports.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:56am -
  • FDI outcome for hurricane-struck states will vary
    The underlying economic robustness of the states hit by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey will play a part in how quickly they bounce back, which could affect future foreign investment. Erika Morphy reports.
    - 12 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 12:04pm -
  • Facebook announces $750m data centre in Ohio
    Social media giant Facebook is building its 10th US data centre in New Albany, Ohio, at a cost of $750m, writes Karen E Thuermer.
    - 24 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 6:09am -
  • Skills gaps a growing problem for US manufacturers
    As a lack of skilled workers pushes manufacturers in the US into using robots, joint initiatives are being created to ensure students get the right education for the jobs on offer. Erika Morphy reports.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 6:50am -
  • Fears raised that Venezuela refugee crisis will destabilise Latin America
    The political crisis in Venezuela is spurring its impoverished citizens to cross into neighbouring Brazil and Colombia, which is threatening to destabilise the region. Jason Mitchell reports.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 6:46am -
  • Macri’s primary success could restore investor confidence in Argentina
    Argentina’s deficit has deterred FDI but if president Mauricio Macri can follow up his success in the primary polls with an election win, the ensuing stability could boost investor interest. Jason Mitchell reports.
    - 38 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 11:47am -
  • A reservation worth holding: the rise of the Ak-Chin industrial park
    The industrial park of the Ak-Chin native American tribe, based in southern Arizona, provides a low-tax destination with a unique set of attributes thanks to its location within tribal lands. Karen E Thuermer reports
    - 39 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:02am -
  • The moment of truth arrives for Nafta negotiations
    Negotiations are under way regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the US, Canada and Mexico are being forced to take a hard look at their relative bargaining positions. Philippa Maister reports.
    - 39 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:02am -
  • Medellín mayor looks to continue journey from violence to investment
    The Colombian city of Medellín was once considered the murder capital of the world, but is now held up as a shining example of infrastructure investment and good governance. Mayor Federico Gutierrez tells Natasha Turak about the progress that has…
    - 39 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:01am -

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

  • Venezuela’s war on cuteness

    Venezuela’s war on cuteness

    On second thought, hold the onion sauceVENEZUELA has a hunger crisis, with 12% of children suffering from acute malnutrition. But the country’s socialist president, Nicolás Maduro, has a cunning plan. Under Plan Conejo (Plan Rabbit), poor sett…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • The parting shots of Brazil’s chief prosecutor

    The parting shots of Brazil’s chief prosecutor


    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Small consolations from Mexico’s terrible earthquake

    Small consolations from Mexico’s terrible earthquake

    THE timing seemed supernatural. At 1.14pm on September 19th, just a couple of hours after Mexicans had completed an evacuation drill marking the 32nd anniversary of an earthquake that devastated the capital, the ground shook once again. The second…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Peru loses its prime minister. What next?

    Peru loses its prime minister. What next?

    PEDRO PABLO KUCZYNSKI (pictured above) has been Peru’s president for little more than a year, but already he has lost or reassigned 15 ministers. The biggest cull came on September 15th, when his government lost a vote of confidence in congress.…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Punishing Nicolás Maduro

    Punishing Nicolás Maduro

    DESPITE four months of protests, more than 120 deaths and mounting diplomatic pressure, Nicolás Maduro has got away with it. Venezuela’s president has imposed a rigged constituent assembly to replace the elected, opposition-controlled parliamen…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • How Hurricane Irma will change the Caribbean

    How Hurricane Irma will change the Caribbean

    FOR three days in early September Hurricane Irma ground through the eastern Caribbean like a bulldozer made out of wind and rain. Tropical breezes became 300kph (185mph) blasts, turning “tin roofs into flying razor blades”, as Maarten van Aal…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • Mexico’s quake of the century

    Mexico’s quake of the century

    The strongest earthquake in a century struck the coast of Mexico on September 7th, killing at least 96 people. Most died in the southern state of Oaxaca. In the town of Juchitán the quake destroyed the hospital and made a third of the houses unin…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • The Caribbean’s pioneering form of disaster insurance

    The Caribbean’s pioneering form of disaster insurance

    ON SEPTEMBER 12th, before it could reckon how much damage Hurricane Irma had caused, Turks and Caicos got some heartening news. Within a fortnight the tiny Caribbean territory would get $13.6m to pay for disaster relief. Days earlier, Antigua and…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • Hurricane Irma strikes the Caribbean

    Hurricane Irma strikes the Caribbean

    With winds reaching 185 miles (300km) per hour, Hurricane Irma—one of the four strongest Atlantic storms in recorded history—slammed into the eastern Caribbean on September 6th. It first struck Barbuda, damaging 95% of buildings. Gaston Browne…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • The appeal of Macronismo in Latin America

    The appeal of Macronismo in Latin America

    THE “pink tide” of left-wing hegemony in Latin America has ebbed. Yet rather than a period of strong centre-right government, what has followed in many places is political polarisation. Consider the campaigns for the heavy crop of elections in…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 10:44am -

WSJ: Latin America

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