Panama Bond Issue Creates Hope Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The $2.5billion issue was three times oversubscribed and was the first sovereign paper by any Latin American government since January… In his recent interview with LatAm INVESTOR, Panama’s new president, Laurentino Cortizo, recalls the “epic battle”…

Latin America, China and Coronavirus

Luis Felipe López-Calva, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, examines how Covid-19 will impact the economic relationship between China and Latin America… Latin America has significant economic links…

Cracks in Colombia’s Peace Deal

The Farc peace deal allowed Colombia to showcase its recent economic and social progress to the world. Now that Iván Márquez, the former Farc peace deal negotiator, and fellow high-level Farc figures, Jesus Santrich and Hernan…

London’s Lord Mayor on Latin America

Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge for us all – politicians, businesses and individuals alike. It is estimated that some $90trillion will be needed globally by 2030 to achieve international sustainable development and climate objectives.…

Pan Am Games Prove Peru’s Progress

This summer elite athletes from Canada to Chile arrived in Peru as Lima hosted the Pan-American and Parapan American Games. It was the first time that we’ve held a sporting event of this size and…

LatAm Bond Buyers Make Their Predictions for 2019

How will political change impact investments in the region in 2019? Bryan Carter: At a broad level what’s quite exciting is that the majority of the governments in South America, in the large countries at…

The Pacific Alliance Path to Profits

The turmoil in emerging markets seems all too familiar. In the late 1990s Russia and several Asian countries suffered a series of interlinked crises that stemmed from high fiscal deficits, large current-account deficits, and dollar-denominated…

Latin America’s Renewable Riches

Latin America has long been at the forefront of the energy industry. In the 20th century British oil firms made great business untapping the massive hydrocarbon potential in places like Mexico and Venezuela. And now in…

Latin America’s Emigration Problem

What happened? The United States immigration policy is back in the spotlight.  President Trump responded to political pressure and issued an executive order ending the policy of separating families caught illegally crossing the border. The…

Why Latin America Loves Trade Deals

What happened?  Chile, Mexico and Peru in March became members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The agreement reduces tariffs between 11 countries, including Japan and Canada, which amount to 13%…