Latin America in 2019: A Year of Disruption?

John Price and Jerry Haar “Disruption”, a much bandied about term during the last several years, is a hallmark of the first quarter of the 21st century. A worldwide phenomenon, it is characterized by a break from the norm and manifested in both positive and negative forms, such as 3D printing and blockchain on the one hand and the dramatic increase in populism and trade protectionism on the other. Our neighbors to the South have certainly not been immune from the forces of disruption. The election of a right-wing populist as president of Brazil and a left-wing one in Mexico, trade conflicts, illegal immigration from and within the region, drug violence and environmental degradation are disrupting societies in the Western […]