Is Latin America ready for technology disruption?

In Latin America today, the status quo is under attack, and the weaponry of change is technology. From corrupt politicians caught blindsided by damning recordings on social media to a taxi industry up-ended by Uber, to a media industry undermined by Netflix, mobile-enabled technology is delivering unprecedented levels of transparency, efficiency and upheaval to Latin American society and industry. Connectivity of the region is the ultimate trade barrier buster. Virtual products such as TV shows, movies, e-books, and video games are rolled out globally as quickly as they are translated, bypassing oligarchical structures in media and publishing. Brazilian electronics consumers—who traditionally pay three times the retail price for the same goods in the U.S. or Asia—can now buy their next […]

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