As International Women’s day once again focuses attention on gender inequality around the world, Latin America has made welcome progress in some areas. The region has three of the top ten fastest-improving countries in the world since 2006—Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua—according to the World Economic Forum. However, on current trends the region as a whole could take another 72 years to fully close the gender gap. Read the full article by Andres Cadena, Senior partner in McKinsey & Company’s Bogota office; Patricia Ellen, partner in McKinsey’s Sao Paulo office, and Trish Gyorey, partner in McKinsey’s Santiago office.
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VivaAerobus reaches 15 percent market share in Mexico
After 10 years of operations, low-cost carrier VivaAerobus now controls 15 percent of Mexico’s domestic flight market. “This year we will continue to gain market share, we hope to reach 17 percent,” said the airline’s director of corporate communications, Alfonso Collantes. In January, VivaAerobus transported …
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