By: Robert Wagstaff & Alexander P. Trueba Infrastructure investment in Latin America is on the rise as the region focuses on laying a solid foundation for future economic growth. Countries and private entities are making long-term infrastructure development a priority. In particular, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico...

By: Roberto Eraña & Alexander P. Trueba Latin America and the Caribbean’s regional economy grew an estimated 2.6% in 2013, down from 3.1% percent growth in 2012, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).  GDP is projected to grow...

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....