Joachim Bamrud is the executive editor of the Latin Trade Group and a former editor-in-chief of Latin Business Chronicle and Latin Trade magazine.
Maria das Graças Foster,The woman at the helm of Latin America’s largest company Forbes calls her “The Iron Lady of Oil”. As the only female CEO in a line-up of the world’s top ten oil companies (by 2011 revenues), Maria das Graças Foster is building a reputation as a driven leader at Brazil’s state oil [...]
The appointment of Maria das Graças Foster to the top job at Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, Latin America’s largest company, is seen as a major milestone for businesswomen in the region. “Maria das Graças Foster has become the most important role model for aspiring young women in the corporate world in Latin America,” says Susan [...]
When Felipe Calderon leaves Mexico’s presidency in December, he will leave behind a mixed legacy, as our special report shows. That might not seem impressive at first glance, but there’s a case to be made that it actually could represent a certain degree of accomplishment and success for Calderon. After all, he faced an unprecedented [...]
Region among star performers for computer maker. Thanks to Latin America outgrowing the world average both in economic terms and in PC sales, companies like U.S.-based Dell have reason to be optimistic about their revenues in the region this year. “The economies of Latin America are healthier, with a few exceptions,” says Peter Wiegandt, the [...]
While Brazil will continue to garner most of the foreign direct investment going to Latin America the next few years, many companies are increasingly looking at another market for strong growth and relatively big numbers: Colombia, the largest Latin American market by population outside of Brazil and Mexico.
Jose Antonio Rios, chairman of Global Crossing Latin America, is right on in pointing out that China helps Latin America more than it hurts it.
Jeremy Browne, the U.K. Minister of State for Latin America, is bullish these days.
The U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement is expected to help boost Colombia’s economy further.
While Latin America has reason to be proud of its economic growth in recent years, the region needs to implement a series of reforms to make it much more competitive.
When Leonel Fernandez leaves the
The tourism champion is increasingly boosting its other sectors, including mining, finance, telecommunications and infrastructure.
It may rank as the ninth-largest economy in Latin America, but when it comes to tourism, the Dominican Republic is among the leaders.
As thousands of Dominicans watched on live television, President Leonel Fernandez drove the Metro wagon forward, formally inaugurating the country’s first Metro system.
Firsthand tips for visiting Mexico’s capital.
Companies in Latin America had a great year in 2010, as the Latin 500 shows. Revenues were up 22 percent, while profits jumped 37 percent. However, with expanding demand and sales comes a new challenge — finding the right talent. From Brazil to Panama, companies are increasingly complaining about a deficit of skilled employees.
Raul Rivera, a Chilean native and former partner of Boston Consulting Group, talks to Latin Trade about his new book, Nuestra Hora (Pearson).
Profits jump among the 500 largest companies in the region.
Reinaldo Garcia, CEO and president of GE Latin America, tells Latin Trade about the company’s expansion and future outlook.
Jaime Szulc, president of Goodyear Latin America, talks to Latin Trade about the outlook for the firm’s key markets.
Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, talks to Latin Trade about the carrier’s bright outlook.
First-hand tips for visiting Brazil’s business hub.
Insights and advice from Jose Antonio Rios, chairman of Global Crossing, Latin America, and David Berger, managing director, Latin America & Caribbean, NAI Global.
While the United States has been dillydallying on free trade with Latin America, the rest of the world has not. The European Union has caught up with the United States when it comes to Colombia, Peru and Central America, undermining the U.S. advantage with those areas
Avianca Chairman German Efromovich talks to Latin Trade about his vision and future plans.
The number of wireless phones in Latin America is growing by double digits. One big winner: Korea’s Samsung.
Logistics executives and trade experts see a solid outlook for Latin American trade.
In a region confronting the need to build for the future, the Corporación Andina de Fomento — a 40-year-old regional development bank — has long been on the forefront of funding infrastructure projects. But private-sector investment and innovative financing, such as special funds for infrastructure, also are necessary to foster development in the region, says Enrique García,
Business opportunities and challenges in the decade of Latin America was the topic of the BRAVO Council held April 29 in Rio de Janeiro on on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Latin America.
Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa was right when he characterized Chile as a not-yet developed country, but one that is not a developing country either.
Brazil comes into its own. Despite a wide range of challenges, local and foreign executives are bullish about the country’s business outlook. And new President Dilma Rousseff is getting high marks thus far.