Latin America faces challenges in the new year. The region's politics have changed with recent presidential elections in many countries. While the new leaders establish themselves, existing ones from Venezuela's re-elected Hugo Chavez to Cuba's ailing Fidel Castro will continue to affect the region. At this end, the Democratic-controlled Congress will meet an early test on free trade with the pending agreements facing ratification.
How will the region shift? Which countries will change the most? What recent change seems likely to become regional trends?
These and other questions will be answered by Joachim Bamrud, editor-in-chief of Latin Business Chronicle in a presentation in Houston on January 23, 2007 organized by the Houston World Affairs Council.