Fiscal policies to face a changing geopolitical context

Given the risks on the horizon as a result of the new geopolitical context, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Cepal, suggests applying fiscal measures aimed at curbing tax evasion and diversifying investments to sectors other than extractive industries. Fiscal measures should also be put in place to boost industrialization, promote inter-regional production, implement a regional infrastructure program and move towards a single digital market. Because of the current environment of uncertainty, regional integration in Latin America is now more necessary than ever before, Bárcena says. The region’s economy likely dropped 1.1 percent in 2016, and will grow 1.3 percent this year, according to Cepal estimates. This year, Latin America faces a […]