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Latin America 2008: Business,
Economic and Political Outlook

Read Latin Business Chronicle's exclusive report on Latin America's outlook.


What is Latin America's business outlook? What does the macro economic outlook look like? And what will happen on the political front? To answer these questions, Latin Business Chronicle interviewed 17 leading business executives, economists and Latin America experts, including the Latin America heads of companies like General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Chevron, SAP and Scotiabank.

Our panel includes:

  • Peter Cardinal, executive vice president for Latin America, Scotiabank, Canada.
  • Rui da Costa, managing director for Latin America and Caribbean, Hewlett-Packard, USA
  • Augusto de la Torre,  chief Latin America economist, The World Bank.
  • Jose Duarte, president and general manager, Latin America, SAP, Germany.
  • Peter Hakim, president of the Inter-American Dialogue.
  • Jerry Haar, professor of management and international business, Florida International University, USA.
  • Bereket Haregot, Vice President, Latin America Global Marketing, Chevron, USA
  • Maureen Kempston Darkes,  President, Latin America, Africa and Middle East, General Motors, USA
  • John Murphy, Executive Vice President, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA), and Vice President, International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • John Price, president, InfoAmericas, USA.
  • Susan Kaufman Purcell, director of the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami.
  • Beatrice Rangel, president AMLA Consulting, USA.
  • William Ratliff, research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
  • Jose Antonio Rios, Chairman, Global Crossing Latin America, Chairman, Navidad Real Estate Holding, USA.
  • James Roberts, research fellow at the Center for International Trade and Economics at the Heritage Foundation.
  • Riordan Roett, director of the Latin American Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
  • Peter Rösler, deputy general manager, Ibero-Amerika Verein, Germany.

The unique, eight-part report aims to help business executives in their budget and other planing over the next six months and is exclusive to Latin Business Chronicle subscribers.

Business Outlook
Political Outlook
Macro Outlook
Technology Outlook
Business Q&A
The Benefits

The Challenges
World Bank: Limited Sub-Prime Effect

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