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fDiIntelligence: Americas

  • Was the ‘Guatemalan Spring’ an illusion?
    A year into president Jimmy Morales’s mandate, Guatemala’s economic woes persist. Michael Deibert reports.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 12:21pm -
  • Scoring conversions: what the NFL's London experience can mean for FDI
    In an effort to expand its global popularity, the NFL now plays a number of games every year in London. While the move is widely deemed a success when it comes to attendance numbers, what is less heralded but of huge value is the opportunity it prese…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 10:20am -
  • SelectUSA promises improved investment environment under Trump
    In the absence of US president Donald Trump, who skipped the first national investment summit held under his administration, his cabinet secretaries were out in force beating a pro-business drum.
    - 32 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 3:46pm -
  • How Rhode Island turned the corner
    Rhode Island has made a comeback from a major slump that saw it lose more manufacturing jobs per capita than any other US state over the decade to 2011. Besides offering tax incentives, the local government has worked in close collaboration with bus…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 10:52am -
  • El Salvador urges investors to think again
    As president Salvador Sánchez Cerén tackles El Salvador's twin threats of crime and financial distress, the government is rebranding the country in an effort to improve investor perceptions. Jacopo Dettoni looks at how this policy is faring.
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • San Salvador mayor looks to fight violence with opportunities
    Nayib Bukele, the mayor of San Salvador, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about how he is fighting the city's criminal gangs and high violence levels by providing opportunities for its youngsters.
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Remaking the manufacturing scene in Rhode Island
    Performance-based incentives have been a crucial part of Rhode Island's drive to boost commerce, coupled with financial help for students to ensure a skilled and steady pipeline of talent for the companies drawn to the state. Natasha Turak reports.
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Edmonton mayor enjoys youthful outlook
    The Canadian city of Edmonton has leapfrogged capital Ottawa in size, thanks to its youthful and booming population, drawn to a diverse range of industries and high living standards, mayor Don Iveson tells Courtney Fingar. 
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Costa Rica president looks to build on clean reputation
    Costa Rica is enjoying a reputation for sustainability, low inflation and robust economic growth. But president Luis Guillermo Solís tells Natasha Turak he is committed to improving education and opportunities for his citizens before stepping down i…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Antigua and Barbuda eye medical tourism as next phase of development
    Tourism is Antigua and Barbuda’s lifeblood and it is keen to develop its high-end offering to include medical and heritage tourism. Chet Greene, minister of trade, industry, commerce and consumer affairs, sports, culture and national festivals, t…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 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

  • Challenging the cult of Che Guevara

    Challenging the cult of Che Guevara

    Hard to eraseCHE GUEVARA was born in Rosario, then Argentina’s second-largest city, in 1928 but did not stay long. Less than a year later his family moved away. Yet his birthplace has not forgotten the left’s warrior-saint. A red banner marks…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:44am -
  • Latin America’s disappointing economic growth

    Latin America’s disappointing economic growth

    SCAN the Latin American newspapers and it is hard to find much sign of a convincing economic recovery. True, Brazil’s industrial production is perking up after a two-year slump. Mexico’s energy reform is starting to pay off, at last, with a bi…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:44am -
  • The outlines of NAFTA 2 emerge

    The outlines of NAFTA 2 emerge

    FOR months President Donald Trump has veered between threatening to terminate the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and merely proposing to bring it “up to date”. On July 17th, in a letter to Congress, the United States trade represe…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:44am -
  • Venezuelans sell sex in Colombia to survive

    Venezuelans sell sex in Colombia to survive

    ON SATURDAY night in Parque Poblado in Medellín, young people gather to drink, smoke and chat. Barbara and her cousin Sophia have more serious business: they hope to make enough money from selling sex to live decently after fleeing Venezuela, whe…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:44am -
  • What the unjailing of Leopoldo López means for Venezuela

    What the unjailing of Leopoldo López means for Venezuela

    ON JULY 5th, independence day, a pro-government mob armed with sticks, metal poles and pistols charged into Venezuela’s golden-domed national assembly building and beat up parliamentarians. Some of the victims, dazed and bloodied, staggered arou…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:21am -
  • The conviction of Lula and the future of Brazil’s political purge

    The conviction of Lula and the future of Brazil’s political purge

    ALMOST three-and-a-half years after it began as a seemingly routine probe into money-laundering, Operation Lava Jato (“Car Wash”) has reached a critical stage. On July 12th Sérgio Moro, a federal judge, sentenced Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 6:35am -
  • Archaeologists discover a gruesome tower of skulls in Mexico City

    Archaeologists discover a gruesome tower of skulls in Mexico City

    Montezuma’s grim harvestTHE Aztecs were not gracious victors. Their prisoners of war were frequently used for human sacrifice, as part of spectacles in which their hearts would be ripped from their bodies by priests, to be offered, still beatin…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 10:50am -
  • The Brazilian army is turning into a de facto police force

    The Brazilian army is turning into a de facto police force

    FEW places illustrate the modern role of the Brazilian army better than Tabatinga, a city of 62,000 on the shared border point between Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The frontier, protected by Amazon rainforest, has not budged since the Portuguese bui…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 10:50am -
  • Turmoil in British Columbia could endanger a Canadian climate pact

    Turmoil in British Columbia could endanger a Canadian climate pact

    CANADA is a country of balancing acts. It treasures its reputation as an upstanding global citizen while pumping heavy oil from its tar sands. Its relatively weak federal government must strike compromises among provinces with varying ideologies,…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 10:50am -
  • Colombia’s future involves fewer terrorists and more ecotourists

    Colombia’s future involves fewer terrorists and more ecotourists

    THE dirt road that links the small town of Vista Hermosa in the department of Meta, in south-eastern Colombia, to the village of Santo Domingo is a slow and bone-breaking drive. But its tedium is relieved by magical bird life. Hoatzins, a kind of…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 10:50am -

WSJ: Latin America

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