The recent launch of a customs union between Guatemala and Honduras marks a paradigm shift in region-building in the Americas. It may offer key lessons to other Latin American countries seeking to leverage their existing interdependence.
Latin Americans’ embrace of technology has opened up new markets for e-commerce and a host of risks for traditional politicians—good for investors, a bumpy ride for politics as usual.
The potential U.S. leadership vacuum in economic and diplomatic matters may be filled by one-time Trans-Pacific Partnership members, like South Korea. Will it be enough?
China’s dramatic growth and influence in the region is challenging the capacity of Latin America and Caribbean governments to set their own economic course and develop sustainably.
Businesses and investors in Latin America and the Caribbean are struggling to find qualified workers to fill jobs. It’s up to the private sector to step up to provide the skills-based training and apprenticeships needed.
Distracted by the elections and with a lame duck president, there’s a risk that at November’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, China will press its own agenda—one less in line with U.S. interests.
A quantitative analysis of China’s commercial and diplomatic relations with Latin America indicates that Beijing may be engaged in a more consistent strategy to check U.S. influence than many thought.
Yes, there’s the economic illogic of the surplus/deficit evaluation of trade in the Trump administration’s NAFTA objectives. But there’s also a lot of positive language that outweighs it.
Providing a fixed, unconditional income to the poor seems a radical idea. But it’s gaining traction. Could it work in Central America?
Think tourism doesn’t drive private sector growth? Just travel to Viñales—a world transformed.