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Latin America Business: Quotes of the Year

Noteworthy quotes on Latin American business during 2010.



Latin Business Chronicle selects some of the most memorable quotes of the year.

"In economic terms, there is reason to almost canonize Meirelles"

Former Citibank analyst Thomas Trebat, as quoted by Bloomberg, April 2, 2010

"Whoever leaves Monterrey is a coward!"

Cemex CEO Lorenzo Zambrano, on the exodus of executives leaving the city following a surge in drug violence, as quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 10, 2010

"That's like asking Scott Rothstein for advice on legal ethics."

Miami Herald editorial Feb 8, 2010 on Venezuela bringing in Cuba as an advisor on energy problems. (Former Florida lawyer and Ponzi schemer Rothstein is serving a 50-year sentence).


"Brazil is the pretty girl at the party"

Alberto Bernal from Bulltick at the LT CFO Event November 12, 2010 commenting on why Brazil attracts investors despite its challenges


"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno on how Latin America's development banks compare to Brazil's BNDES, at the Latin Trade Symposium, Oct. 29, 2010


"Colombia is the Cinderella story in Latin America right now"

Lee Harrison, Latin America editor of InternationalLiving.com, July 20, 2009


"You should never fall in love with assets."

Eike Batista, Brazil's wealthiest man, quoted by Bloomberg, March 30, 2010


"Ecuador is always on the verge of default. It's a country that doesn't really try to get its act together."

Liliana Rojas-Suarez, senior fellow at Center for Global Development, at Latin America 2010 conference of University of Miami's Center for Hemispheric Policy, Miami, Feb 5, 2010




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