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fDiIntelligence: Americas

  • Mexico’s Obrador presidency: the FDI implications
    Andrés Manuel López Obrador has won Mexico’s presidential elections, ending almost three decades of centre-right technocratic administrations and, according to the latest polls, shifting the balance of power in Congress decisively to the left. Se…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 11:50am -
  • El Salvador seeks to ride an investment wave
    Not satisfied with a tourism industry largely built around surfing, El Salvador is hoping its hard-won political stability and skilled workforce can help the country become a future investment magnet. Michael Deibert reports.
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • JinkoSolar chooses Jacksonville as its place in the sun
    Renewable energy specialist JinkoSolar has faced down Donald Trump’s tariff on solar panels made outside the US and chosen Jacksonville, Florida as the location of its new facility. Karen E Thuermer reports.
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Uruguay central bank governor takes positive view of China's Latam influence
    On his return from an official visit to Beijing, Uruguay’s central bank governor Mario Bergara catches up with Jacopo Dettoni to discuss China’s growing influence in Latin America.
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Central bank chief hails a new chapter for Honduras
    Wilfredo Cerrato, the governor of Honduras's central bank, tells Jacopo Dettoni how efforts to improve the country's economy and security situation have made it a more attractive prospect for foreign investors in fields such as call centres, tourism…
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Immigrants will be crucial to US workforce, says Dallas Fed chief
    Immigrants will contribute to the growth of the US working-age population in the next 20 years and thus counter the effects of an ageing native-born workforce. Any effort to constrain numbers is therefore likely to dent growth, Robert Kaplan, CEO and…
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Panama looks to cash in on growing China links
    Interest from Chinese investors has rapidly grown in Panama since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 2017. Now negotiations for a free-trade agreement are about to begin, feeding expectations of mounting business opportunities across th…
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Costa Rica backs people power as Industry 4.0 challenges loom
    Costa Rica has transformed its economy from one based around agriculture to a much more diverse offering. However, the challenges presented by Industry 4.0, and the  automation of jobs that will come with it, pose a whole new set of questions for th…
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Costa Rica president looks to job and tax overhaul
    After a tight electoral battle, Carlos Alvarado emerged victorious in Costa Rica’s 2018 presidential elections. As he assumes office, he tells Jacopo Dettoni how he is planning to fix the country’s employment and fiscal issues. 
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Panama president promises greater transparency as country looks towards China
    Juan Carlos Varela, president of Panama, tells Jacopo Dettoni about his expectations from forging diplomatic and business relations with Beijing, and talks about the government reforms designed to avoid another Odebrecht scandal in the country. 
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jun 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

  • Latin America’s new media are growing up

    Latin America’s new media are growing up

    DURING Nicaragua’s current unrest, the president, Daniel Ortega, tried a tactic that had worked before. In León, a stronghold of government support, thugs loyal to his Sandinista regime tried to put university students onto buses heading for Ma…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 10:48am -
  • Daniel Ortega is causing a bloodbath in Nicaragua

    Daniel Ortega is causing a bloodbath in Nicaragua

    IT BEGAN three months ago with a protest against cuts in pensions decreed by Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s president. Now his Central American country is witnessing a full-blown civil insurrection with mass casualties. Although it has received far…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 10:48am -
  • Venezuelan cash is almost worthless, but also scarce

    Venezuelan cash is almost worthless, but also scarce

    Ferragamo? No, origamiVENEZUELAN hawkers on the border with Colombia call it “money art”. The handbags, purses and hats they sell are made from nearly new Venezuelan banknotes and sold as mementos. Payment is in “real money”, meaning Colo…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 10:48am -
  • Will AMLO deliver?

    Will AMLO deliver?

    “I WILL not fail you. You will not be disappointed.” Standing before a crowd of perhaps 100,000 people in the Zócalo, Mexico City’s central square, on July 1st, Andrés Manuel López Obrador seemed fully aware of the magnitude of what he ha…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • What AMLO portends for Latin America

    What AMLO portends for Latin America

    AMONG the messages of congratulation for Andrés Manuel López Obrador on his landslide victory in Mexico’s presidential election, one stood out. Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s semi-Stalinist dictator, declared with more enthusiasm than coherenc…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Mexico’s motley new congress

    Mexico’s motley new congress

    THE change brought by Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Mexico’s congress is as startling as his election to the presidency on July 1st. His coalition, Juntos haremos historia (together we will make history), is expected to have three-fifths of s…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • To resist Trump, Canadians try local ketchup

    To resist Trump, Canadians try local ketchup

    JUSTIN TRUDEAU gave the first of his Canada Day speeches on July 1st from the steps of a food-processing plant in Leamington, Ontario, the country’s tomato capital. By Canadian standards, it was a belligerent act. H.J. Heinz, an American company…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Cuba’s funerals: cheap and especially uncheerful

    Cuba’s funerals: cheap and especially uncheerful

    The chintzy coffins of communismCUBANS had nine days to mourn Fidel Castro, who died in November 2016. After a state funeral, soldiers escorted his ashes from Havana to Santiago, retracing the route taken by the revolutionary army he led. When so…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 12:22pm -
  • Doug Ford disrupts Canada’s climate policy

    Doug Ford disrupts Canada’s climate policy

    DOUG FORD, who is due to be sworn in as Ontario’s premier on June 29th, will not dally. The “very first item” on his agenda will be to “cancel the Liberal cap-and-trade carbon tax”, he promised after leading his Progressive Conservative…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 12:22pm -
  • Tough times for Embrapa, a jewel of Brazilian innovation

    Tough times for Embrapa, a jewel of Brazilian innovation

    AN HOUR’S drive from Brasília, Brazil’s capital, humped zebu cattle take refuge from the heat of the cerrado (tropical savannah) under neat rows of eucalyptus trees. The grove and the cattle belong to the cerrados branch of the Brazilian Agri…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 12:22pm -

WSJ: Latin America

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