By: Raymond A. Perez & Alexander P. Trueba On the heels of his major telecommunications, education, tax and energy reforms, President Enrique Peña Nieto has signed into law a banking bill aimed at increasing lending and promoting economic growth in Latin America’s second largest economy. The reform,...

Raymond A. Perez & Alexander P. Trueba During the first half of 2013, Latin America received $103 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI), representing a 6.0% growth rate over the first half of 2012. In Mexico, FDI grew at an astounding rate despite the country’s recent GDP...

Roberto Eraña & Alexander P. Trueba Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto unveiled his energy reform on August 12 that proposes to open up the energy industry by allowing private and foreign investment in the sector.  The proposal, the cornerstone of Peña Nieto’s domestic agenda for economic...

Raymond A. Perez & Alexander P. Trueba Over the last decade, energy consumption in Latin America has grown at a pace of 3% per year due to a surge in economic activity. Fortunately, the region has been blessed with some of the most precious natural resources...

Eugene Rostov Recent news articles from Brazil are estimating the infrastructure needs for that country in the next 30 years of about R$ 253 billion. That estimate includes amounts of R$ 91.1 billion for railways, R$ 42 billion for highways, R$ 20.2 billion for ports,...

Roberto Eraña & Alexander Trueba Latin America and the Caribbean continue to prosper economically, evidenced by GDP growth of 3.1% in 2012, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Overall, the region outperformed world growth of 2.2% in 2012....

Robert Wagstaff & Alexander P. Trueba Private equity activity in Latin America remains strong with a reported 90 closed deals in the first half of 2012, a 38% increase from the same period the previous year, based on a recent report by the Latin American Venture...

Raymond A. Perez & Alexander P. Trueba After trailing China in attracting U.S. companies for outsource manufacturing and production for over the last decade, Mexico is making a comeback principally driven by a changing global landscape and soaring Chinese wages. China burst onto the world economic scene...