Embracing Disruption

Latin American start-ups are no longer playing the copycat game, but using new technology to address the region’s unique problems.

Cuba: New President Must Juggle Party And State

Miguel Diaz-Canel, the newly elected President of Cuba has a full economic and political agenda, but only some of it is under his control. Some—including the overall business environment—remains under the control of Raul Castro, the country’s former president and ...

Latin America And The Caribbean: Stormy Recovery Path

Latin America And The Caribbean: Stormy Recovery Path

Despite hurricane damage, average economic growth in the Caribbean is expected to top the Latin American average according to the IMF. However, Dominica's GDP is expected to decline and weak growth is likely in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands where pre-existing macroeconomic weaknesses were compounded by storm damage.

Q&A with Banco De Mexico | Americas Beware Protectionism

Q&A with Banco De Mexico | Americas Beware Protectionism

After more than seven years at the head of Bank of Mexico, Agustín Carstens, 59, leaves a country “more resilient,” he tells Global Finance Magazine, as he moves to a new post at the Bank for International Settlements. With the Americas at risk from rising protectionism, Carstens emphasizes the benefits of NAFTA. It’s better, he says, to tackle directly the negative impacts of globalization than to push back against widely beneficial economic integration.