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The Crisis and Latin America

Our coverage of the U.S. crisis and its impact on Latin America.

TCS: Double-Digit Latin America Growth (August 31, 2009)
Indian tech company TCS expects double-digit growth in Latin America this year despite the global crisis.
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Brazil Drives GM Sales (August 28, 2009)
Brazil is General Motors’ shining star in Latin America and worldwide, with a robust outlook after a record second quarter.
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Porsche: Brazil Demand Grows (August 21, 2009)
Brazil and Chile are starting to see increased demand and Colombia is expected to become a key market.
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Brazil: Foreign Firms Recover (August 21, 2009)
Brazil's economy is starting to recover, boosting the overall business outlook for this year, foreign executives say.
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Crisis: Latin America's Opportunity (June 17, 2009)
The global crisis may be recalled as the event that finally unleashed the region's enormous potential, argues Marcelo Giugale.
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Latin Prepaid Cards: Silver Lining? (April 28, 2009)
Prepaid cards and the credit crisis – silver lining or just more clouds?
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Scotiabank Cautiously Optimistic (April 24, 2009)
Scotiabank is cautiously optimistic about its operations in Latin America despite this year’s challenges.
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Adobe: Latin Growth Despite Crisis (April 21, 2009)
Brazil, Colombia and Peru and government and education segments are helping drive Adobe’s growth in Latin America.
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Panama's Economy Holding Up  (April 13, 2009)
Panama’s economy will be among the fastest-growing in Latin America this year despite the global crisis.
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Latin America: Oasis in the Desert (April 8, 2009)
Investors flock to Latin America, the region that is suffering the least from the ongoing financial crisis.
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Avaya: Brazil Still Strong (April 3, 2009)
Despite an economic slowdown, Brazil remains a shining star.
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Latin SME's Optimistic   (April 2, 2009)
Colombian companies are most optimistic, while Argentine SME's are most pessimistic about their outlook.
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Peru: Latin America's Star (March 31, 2009)
Despite an economic slowdown, Peru remains the star of Latin America’s economies this year.
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Bancolombia Profits Despite Crisis (March 24, 2009)
Colombia’s largest bank Bancolombia is facing the economic slowdown with a boost in profits, assets and deposits.
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US-Latin Deficit Falls Sharply (March 18, 2009)
The U.S. trade deficit with Latin America fell sharply in January thanks to double-digit declines in exports and imports.
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Exito Prepares for Slowdown (March 16, 2009)
Solid fundamentals help Colombia’s largest retailer face the growing slowdown.
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Moreno: Avoid Protectionism (March 6, 2009)
Latin America needs to invest in social safety nets and infrastructure and avoid protectionism to offset the crisis.
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Brazil: Party On...For Now (February 23, 2009)
After Carnival is over and Lent kicks in, pessimism will take hold as Brazil is forced to face the sobering reality of the crisis and its effect.
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Colombia: Prepared for the Crisis (February 18, 2009)
Colombia is in better shape than during previous crises, government and business leaders argue.
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US-Latin Trade: Another Record (February 18, 2009)
U.S. trade with Latin America set a new record last year, but December marked the second month of declines.
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Never Squander a Crisis!  (January 23, 2009)
This is a great time to be investing in Latin America, with attractive companies for sale, argues Matthew Cole.
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Latin Music Piracy Worsens (January 20, 2009)
Illegal downloading of music in Latin America is expected to grow as a result of the economic slowdown.
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Crisis Spurs Grey Market (January 20, 2009)
Latin America’s grey market gets a boost from the region's economic deceleration, Tom Rideg argues.
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The Crisis: Opportunity for Reform (January 15, 2009)
The crisis represents not only a test of resilience for Latin America, but also an opportunity for reforms that can spur a strong come-back, argues Juan Jose Daboub from The World Bank.
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Latin Infrastructure: Changed Focus (January 14, 2009)
The credit crunch will change the focus of Latin America's infrastructure projects, experts say.
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U.S.-Latin Trade Declines (January 13, 2009)
U.S. imports from Latin America are starting to fall, while exports are slowing down.
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Latin America Trade: New Record (January 6, 2009)
Latin American exports and imports set new records, helped by strong growth in Brazil.
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Passengers Growth, Cargo Decline  (December 30, 2008)
Latin America is among the global winners in passenger traffic growth, but among the losers when it comes to cargo traffic.
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Latin Outlook: Trade, FDI Drops (December 17, 2008)
Latin America's trade and FDI will likely drop by double-digits, but Brazil will likely manage to cope better than most countries.
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Latin America Outlook: CEO Perspective (December 17, 2008)
How do the Latin America heads of prominent multinationals see the outlook in the region next year?
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Mexico: Iceberg Dead Ahead!  (December 15, 2008)
A huge iceberg lies ahead in 2009, but it's too bad that very few Mexicans appreciate the calamity that lurks in the shadows, argues Walter Molano.
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Argentina: Economic Boost? (December 15, 2008)
Will President Cristina Fernandez's stimulus plan boost Argentina's economy? Three experts share their insights.
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Mexico-US Exports Decline (December 12, 2008)
Latin America's overall exports to the United States barely grew, while U.S. exports continue at double-digits.
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Latin America: Adjusting Plans (December 9, 2008)
Taking stock of the global financial crisis and adjusting plans in Latin America.
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Lessons from Mexico (December 8, 2008)
Deborah Riner and Jerry Haar look at the lessons from our Mexican neighbor for handling a financial crisis.
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The Crisis: Costs to Latin America (December 8, 2008)
It should be no surprise if Latin America's economic growth in 2009 is only 2 percent or even less, in practice entailing a recession, argues Claudio Loser.
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Cañonero: Chile and Mexico Models (December 8, 2008)
Chile and Mexico have the best models in place for facing the economic slowdown, argues a Deutsche Bank official.
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Latin America: Winners and Losers (December 1, 2008)
Winners and losers in Latin America amidst the growing global crisis.
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US Crisis: A View From Mexico (December 1, 2008)
A 'longer and more complicated recession' lies ahead for the United States, predicts a former Mexican official.
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Wireless: Strong Growth Despite Crisis (November 24, 2008)
Wireless phone vendors like Nokia and operators like America Movil and Telefonica are all seeing strong growth.
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Strong Growth for eLandia
(November 17, 2008)
IT and telecom company eLandia sets new revenue records, thanks to strong growth in Latin America.
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The New Latin America
(November 17, 2008)
Latin America has withstood the Western financial crisis with relatively modest impact, argues R. Viswanathan, India's ambassador to Argentina and its leading Latin America expert. 
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Crisis? What Crisis?
(November 17, 2008)
Despite the global crisis, Latin America continues to do well. And its fundamentals are stronger than ever.
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Latin America Helps GM (November 10, 2008)
While General Motors is losing billions overall, its Latin America division is setting new sales and profit records.
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Mexico: Weaker Outlook (November 10, 2008)
Mexico's economy is weakening further, while inflation is rising. In contrast, Brazil is faring much better.
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Venezuela Boom Slows Down (November 10, 2008)
Falling oil prices mean weaker economic growth for Venezuela, but inflation will likely to grow at record levels.
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3Q Results: Ford, AES, Colgate (November 10, 2008)
Strong third-quarter results for U.S, European and Latin American companies.
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Latin Trade Slows Down (November 3, 2008)
Latin American trade is slowing down, partly thanks to the U.S. crisis. However, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay are boosting their trade.
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Crisis: Limiting LatAm Damage (November 3, 2008)
Capital is a coward, and taking a hard turn toward resource nationalism and expropriations scares away investors, argues Eric Farnsworth.
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Brazil: Uncertainty Grows (October 20, 2008)
Consumers in Brazil are growing worried about the future, which will likely cool down the once-hot retail sector.
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Latin America: Mixed Outlook (October 13, 2008)
Latin America's economy and trade will hold up this year, but will weaken next year.
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Trade Helps Offset Crisis  (October 6, 2008)
Trade is providing a silver lining for both the United States and Latin America amidst the global credit crisis.
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The U.S. Crisis and Latin America (October 6, 2008)
There is growing concern about the U.S. crisis hitting Latin America, but also some good news about the region's overall outlook.
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