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fDiIntelligence: Americas

  • Canada's Nafta blues
    Although considerable progress has been made during the Nafta renegotiation talks, speakers at the Toronto Global Forum expressed concerns about anti-trade sentiment in the US and what it could mean for Canada
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 6:40am -
  • US lawmakers look to impose Nicaragua sanctions
    The US has passed an act to cut Nicaragua's loans from international financial institutions. The move has enjoyed support from both sides of the political divide in the US, but critics are accusing the country's leaders of cherry-picking the national…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 7:48am -
  • Success sees Santander Free Trade Zone make growing plans
    Colombia’s Santander Free Zone is benefiting from its excellent logistics and good supply of graduates, while its ability to attract international initiatives in life sciences and medical services also means it is outpacing the national performance…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:01am -
  • View from the Americas: Canada's elephant next door
    Canada has a good track record of attracting FDI – but this could change if its US neighbour carries out protectionist threats, says Gregg Wassmansdorf.
    - 42 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:01am -
  • View from the C-Suite: Gaw Capital's sibling success story
    The Gaw siblings combined their talents to found award-winning property private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners. Christina – younger sister of Goodwin and Kenneth – talks to Natasha Turak about bridging the East-West divide and following the mi…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • How FTAs are manoeuvring around a Trump-led US
    With US participation in free-trade agreements shrouded in confusion, countries around the world are looking to form their own deals with each other, such as the proposed Asia-focused RCEP. Philippa Maister reports.
    - 42 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Nafta negotiators' race against time
    Negotiators at the third round of North American Free Trade Agreement talks in Canada will have a tough job to cut a deal before Mexican elections and US mid-terms take place in 2018. Erika Morphy reports.
    - 42 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Ecuador foreign trade minister looks to mend friendships
    The foreign trade minister of Ecuador, Pablo Campana, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about the country's public investment strategy, the sectors into which it is seeking investment, and how the new government of Lenin Moreno is rebuilding some of the in…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Call to modernise Puerto Rico infrastructure following hurricanes
    Puerto Rico was already struggling economically when it was hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Now experts are calling for an essential upgrade of infrastructure as part of the rebuilding process. Jason Mitchell reports.
    - 42 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Companies face the ​great uncertainty of US tax policy
    Until the Trump administration shows its hand, a framework document is the only clue companies have been given regarding the US’s long-term tax plans. Erika Morphy reports.
    - 45 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 5:14am -

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

  • Chile’s voters are in no mood for reckless radicalism

    Chile’s voters are in no mood for reckless radicalism

    A WEEK before national elections, Chileans would normally be cursing the billboards and posters cluttering up their cities. On the eve of this year’s presidential and congressional elections, scheduled for November 19th, there is much less to co…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • Latin America’s voteathon

    Latin America’s voteathon

    IN THE annals of Latin American democracy, Marcelo Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction magnate, will occupy a place of unique infamy. From Mexico to Argentina and many places in between, his Brazilian construction company bribed presidents, minist…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • Explaining turnout in Latin American elections

    Explaining turnout in Latin American elections

    THE flurry of elections coming up in Latin America will not only choose new leaders. It will also provide a check-up on the health of democracy itself, which in most countries on the continent has been in place for only a few decades. Latin Americ…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • The FARC is now a political party. Get used to it

    The FARC is now a political party. Get used to it

    A STORM that filled Bogotá’s streets with ice on November 1st was the second freakish event of the day in Colombia’s capital. The first took place in a hotel conference room, where the FARC, a guerrilla army turned political party, announced…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • Jair Bolsonaro hopes to be Brazil’s Donald Trump

    Jair Bolsonaro hopes to be Brazil’s Donald Trump

    IN THE arrivals hall of Belém’s airport the excitement is palpable. Hundreds of supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, a seven-term congressman and would-be president, gather under the steady gaze of a squad of policemen. Some hold banners with Mr Bolso…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • How long can Venezuela avoid default?

    How long can Venezuela avoid default?

    THE mere mention of Venezuela should make most investors shudder. Its president, Nicolás Maduro, says that capitalism has “destroyed the planet” and vows to build a socialist Utopia. The country’s economic output has shrunk by more than a t…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 11:51am -
  • Mexico’s presidential front-runner misunderstands his role model

    Mexico’s presidential front-runner misunderstands his role model

    WHEN Latin America zigs, Mexico seems to zag. In the mid-2000s a political “pink tide” swept left-of-centre leaders into power across the region, while Mexico elected two conservative presidents. Now that tide has ebbed, as Brazil, Argentina,…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 11:51am -
  • How Canada’s unique research culture has aided artificial intelligence

    How Canada’s unique research culture has aided artificial intelligence

    AI’s nerve centreROBOTS controlled by remote supercomputers. Self-driving cars on narrow, winding streets. Board-game players of unimaginable skill. These successes of artificial intelligence (AI) rely on neural networks: algorithms that churn…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 11:51am -
  • Why Latin America is seeing a cable-car boom

    Why Latin America is seeing a cable-car boom

    Flyest ride in townMEXICABLE, a cable-car line 4.9km (three miles) long, soars above Ecatepec, a poor suburb of Mexico City. Open for just over a year, its 185 gondolas carry 18,000 people a day between San Andrés de La Cañada, at the top of th…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 10:47am -
  • Donald Trump could set off a nationalist backlash in Mexico

    Donald Trump could set off a nationalist backlash in Mexico

    AMID the shiny skyscrapers and hipster cafés of central Mexico City, the legislative offices of Armando Ríos Piter, a centre-left senator from the poor, rural state of Guerrero, offer a salutary shock. The walls are crammed with jaguar masks, in…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 10:47am -

WSJ: Latin America

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