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Latin America Outlook

A special survey on Latin America's economic, business and political outlook.

A joint project of Latin Business Chronicle and the Inter-American Dialogue's daily Latin America Advisor, Latin America Outlook offers personal insights and forecast data from 30 of the most-respected leaders and analysts working in the region today. 

The survey
-- to be updated quarterly -- captures qualitative views on the region's outlook from people such as Tadeu Alves, the president for Latin America at Merck; Peter Cardinal, the executive vice president for Latin America at Scotiabank; Pamela Cox,the regional vice president for Latin America at the World Bank; Rui da Costa, the managing director for Latin America and Caribbean at HP; Eliot Engel, (D-NY), the Chairman of the US House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs; Nicolas Mariscal, the Chairman of Grupo Marhnos in Mexico; Roberto Teixeira da Costa, board member of Banco Itau Holding Financeira and of SulAmerica in Brazil, as well as data forecasts from a range of economists covering Latin America at the most respected banks in the world (Citigroup, JP Morgan and others).

The panel of experts include:


  • Tadeu Alves, President for Latin America at Merck & Co, USA.
  • Carlos Blanco, director of market research at Signals Consulting, USA
  • Peter Cardinal, executive vice president for Latin America, Scotiabank, Canada.
  • Pamela Cox, regional vice president for Latin America, The World Bank.
  • Rui da Costa, managing director for Latin America and Caribbean, HP, USA.
  • Eliot Engel, (D-NY), chairman of the US House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs.
  • Eric Farnsworth, vice president, Council of the Americas.
  • Richard Feinberg, professor and director of the APEC Study Center at the University of California in San Diego.
  • Jonathon Flott, senior economist for Latin America, Africa and the Middle East for General Motors.
  • Myles Frechette, former US Ambassador to Colombia.
  • Peter Hakim, president, Inter-American Dialogue.
  • Steve Johnson, former Latin America policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation.
  • Carina Lopez Espiño, director of financial services at Standard & Poor’s.
  • Claudio Loser, senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue and former Head of the Western Hemisphere Department at the IMF.
  • Jose Luis Machinea, executive secretary of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Nicolas Mariscal, chairman of Grupo Marhnos in Mexico.
  • Tricia Paoletta, partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis.
  • Carlos Mateo Paz-Soldan, partner at Saul Ewing, LLP.
  • Guillermo Perry, chief Latin America economist, World Bank.
  • Beatrice Rangel, managing director and president, AMLA Consulting, USA.
  • Marcelo Ribeiro, director of Brazilian corporate brokerage firm Pentagono DTVM.
  • Jose Antonio Rios, international president and chief administrative officer, Global Crossing, USA.
  • Riordan Roett, director of the Latin America studies program at Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Peter Rösler, deputy general manager, Ibero-Amerika Verein, Germany.
  • Andres Rozental, chairman of the board of trustees of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Peter Shaw, director for Latin America banks at Fitch Ratings.
  • Anoop Singh, director of the Western Hemisphere Department at the IMF.
  • Roger Stark, partner at K&L Gates in Washington, DC.
  • Wally Swain, SVP for Emerging Markets at the Yankee Group.
  • Roberto Teixeira da Costa, a board member of Banco Itau Holding Financeira and of SulAmerica.
  • Jose Valera, partner in the Global Transactions Group at King & Spalding.
  • Stephen Wong, regional director, Americas, Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
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