• Start-ups are gaining momentum in Latin America's innovation strategies. (oecd.org)
  • BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombians angry with conservative President Iván Duque and hoping to channel Latin America's wave of discontent took the streets by the tens of thousands Thursday in one of the biggest protests in the nation's recent history. (ap.org)
  • In many ways, Latin America's labor and employment laws reflect the political history, traditions and values of the respective country and offer a landscape distinctly different from what businesses are accustomed to in the United States. (shrm.org)
  • Today, mestizos make up the majority of Latin America's population. (wikipedia.org)
  • An examination of Latin America's struggle for economic development. (temple.edu)
  • Latin America's fight against corruption is increasingly becoming a priority," they wrote in a September blog on the IMF website. (csmonitor.com)
  • From Mexico City's police corruption to S?o Paulo's squatters and air pollution in Santiago, Chile, Latin America's cities are struggling to overcome economic and social problems. (npr.org)
  • Buenos Aires, once regarded as Latin America's most prosperous city, is still reeling from Argentina's 2001 economic collapse. (npr.org)
  • It wasn't that long ago that the Venezuelan capital Caracas was considered one of Latin America's most up-to-date cities. (npr.org)
  • Latin America's bill for fuel imports from the United States fell to about $47 billion last year from $51 billion in 2015. (voanews.com)
  • In contrast, Latin America's state-controlled refinery firms have little capital or outside investment interest in expansions or overhauls, Fuller said. (voanews.com)
  • Analysts offer a simple fix for Latin America's dependence on fuel imports: Build more refineries and halt the subsidies that push up demand. (voanews.com)
  • Latin America's e-commerce: Rich and arrogant? (zdnet.com)
  • The Boston Consulting Group and Visa presented a studythat describes the traits of Latin America's e-commerce: Among the discoveries was that a high percentage of consumer sites were not very polite with their customers.Full story (in Portuguese). (zdnet.com)
  • In fact, China is close to overtaking the European Union as Latin America's second largest trading partner, according to the United Nations. (cnbc.com)
  • SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Latin America's largest medicinal marijuana farm was formally inaugurated on Tuesday, marking another step in the region's growing acceptance of therapeutic uses for the formerly illegal plant. (reuters.com)
  • WASHINGTON (AP) - America's "backyard," as Secretary of State John Kerry once referred to Latin America, is sprouting angry weeds as the scandal involving intelligence leaker Edward Snowden lays bare already thorny U.S. relations with Latin America. (yahoo.com)
  • Latin America wants international standing and chafes at any attempt by the United States to downplay its stature, hence the ruffled feathers when Kerry referred to the region as "America's backyard. (yahoo.com)
  • García recently signed an economic agreement with Chile, Colombia, and Mexico, called Pacto del Pacífico, which is destined to reorient Latin America's economies. (welt.de)
  • Latin America's power rankings are shifting this year and Mexico is emerging as a winner. (cnn.com)
  • Brazil is still Latin America's biggest economy, and Mexico is the second largest. (cnn.com)
  • But that gap is steadily narrowing and Mexico has many things going in its favor at the moment to make it Latin America's best economy. (cnn.com)
  • This paradox is the consequence of Latin America's peripheral situation and its resulting agricultural backwardness, fragmentary industrialization, and financial dependence. (monthlyreview.org)
  • Translated into plain English, the British military analysts are predicting that individual Latin American countries, especially members of South America's Mercosur trade bloc - which prohibits its members from individually signing free trade agreements with the United States, the European Union or other external parties - will soon break loose, and pursue their best national interests by signing bilateral trade accords with non-member countries. (miamiherald.com)
  • In fact, according to United Nations figures, Latin America's inter-regional trade today stands at a paltry 20 percent of its world-wide trade, compared with Asia's near 40 percent, and Europe's more than 60 percent. (miamiherald.com)
  • What's in store for Latin America's growth? (weforum.org)
  • Despite being top of mind for executives worldwide, digital marketing is one of the least explored capabilities for Latin America's companies-where only 20% of marketing investments are allocated to digital. (bcg.com)
  • Such conditions are closer to the rule than the exception in Latin America's jails. (economist.com)
  • Thus, such diverse issues as immigration of Latin Americans into the United States, tourism, the role of U.S. companies in Latin America, and the spread of Protestant evangelicalism among Latin America's indigenous populations have indirectly impacted on the shaping of the "new hemisphere" and its prospects for democracy. (encyclopedia.com)
  • U.S. officials had backed Spain's position against the renationalization of YPF, but Washington increasingly finds itself having to recalculate its relationships with Latin America after many decades of highhandedness toward America's "backyard. (consortiumnews.com)
  • He was one of America's seasoned observers of Latin American political development going back to the early 1960s," said Adelman, who is also director of the Council for International Teaching and Research. (princeton.edu)
  • How the Zika epidemic could change Latin America's relationship with abortion. (slate.com)
  • The rebels voted unanimously to approve a deal that was finalized in August to end the 52-year-old conflict, Latin America's longest-running. (cnn.com)
  • Far from a fringe view, in a 2004 article for Foreign Policy ( "The Hispanic Challenge" ), the late Harvard Political Science professor Samuel P. Huntington called immigration from Latin America "the single most immediate and most serious challenge to America's traditional identity. (popmatters.com)
  • As John Boehner and House Republicans try to suffocate the latest attempt to reform America's hopelessly broken immigration system, it's worth taking a look at just how deeply ingrained Latin culture is in "American" popular music. (popmatters.com)
  • RIO DE JANEIRO] A study indicates that Latin America's woody vegetation increased in dry shrubland ecosystems over the period 2001-2010, particularly in northern Mexico and northeastern Brazil - despite previous research revealing deforestation trends in these areas. (scidev.net)
  • Internet users grew by 136 percent in 1999 in the region, compared with 74 percent in North America and just 30 percent in Europe, the secretary-general of the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union said at a forum to kick off the five-day Telecom Americas 2000 conference in Rio de Janeiro. (wired.com)
  • Moreover, this imperial history left an enduring mark of their influence in their languages, which are spoken throughout Central (including the Caribbean), South and North America (Mexico and many parts of the United States). (wikipedia.org)
  • now comprise the U.S. Southwest, at what point, exactly, did Latin and North America split? (jhu.edu)
  • In Latin America, as in North America, three proud people - the indigenous Native American, European and African - were brought together by circumstances and through conflict to transform themselves into the extraordinary, diverse mix of contemporary cultures. (usnwc.edu)
  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Internet use is racing ahead faster in Latin America than any other part of the world, but the fact that only a small elite so far has access to the Web could mean most of the population is left out of the so-called New Economy, a U.N. group warned Monday. (wired.com)
  • It was never a large movement of people but over the long period of time it had a major impact on Latin American populations: the Portuguese left for Brazil and the Spaniards left for the rest of the vast region. (wikipedia.org)
  • Starting in the late 16th century, a large number of African slaves were brought to Latin America, especially to Brazil and the Caribbean. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many of the African slaves in Latin America mixed with the Europeans and their descendants (known as Mulattoes ) make up the majority of the population in some countries, such as the Dominican Republic , and large percentages in Brazil, Colombia, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • Large numbers of European immigrants arrived in Latin America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most of them settling in the Southern Cone ( Argentina , Chile , Uruguay , and southern Brazil). (wikipedia.org)
  • Cuba and Argentina are the only holdouts from the Treaty of Tlateloco, which calls for making all of Latin America a nuclear-free zone, and Brazil has made its adherence to the treaty contingent on all the nations' participating. (courant.com)
  • Brazil, Argentina and Chile, which have the strongest military machines in Latin America, should put teeth into the chemical-weapons agreement, with provisions for verification. (courant.com)
  • Now the sixth-largest economy in South America, Peru has continued to grow while larger nations such as Brazil and Argentina have faltered. (ey.com)
  • Leaders in the region harshly criticized the U.S. earlier this week when a newspaper in Brazil, which was privy to some documents released by Snowden, reported that a U.S. spy program was widely targeting data in emails and telephone calls across Latin America. (yahoo.com)
  • So Humala's Latin American options are limited: Venezuela, Brazil, or the countries of the Pacto del Pacífico. (welt.de)
  • Still, Mexico's economy appears to be pushing Brazil off center stage in Latin America. (cnn.com)
  • In addition, the Redmond giant unveiled plans to launch a Windows Azure region for Brazil in early 2014 , its first major expansion into South America. (thenextweb.com)
  • President Obama's first official visit to South America will start Saturday in Brazil and includes Chile and El Salvador. (csmonitor.com)
  • São Paulo, Brazil - The hosts of President Obama 's first tour of Latin America may appear to share little. (csmonitor.com)
  • With Brazil, which has a substantial industrial base and a large domestic market, the United States could propose collaboration in the aeronautical, nuclear, and energy [ethanol] fields," Sergio Bitar , a former Chilean minister and now visiting senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue , said in a report about Obama's trip. (csmonitor.com)
  • The idea for Henry Louis Gates Jr .'s new series for PBS, 'Black in Latin America ,' stems from a surprising number: Of the roughly 11 million Africans who survived the trans-Atlantic slave trade, only about 450,000 came to the U.S. By contrast, about 5 million slaves went to Brazil alone, and roughly 700,000 went to Mexico and Peru. (foxnews.com)
  • From old to new developmentalism in Latin America ," Textos para discussão 193, FGV/EESP - Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil). (repec.org)
  • From the national-bourgeois to the associated dependency interpretation of latin America ," Textos para discussão 185, FGV/EESP - Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil). (repec.org)
  • A second professed the U.S. hope in the future of republican, not monarchical, governments in Latin America (though the United States readily acknowledged the independence of imperial Brazil). (encyclopedia.com)
  • As U.S. news is dominated by Trump's tangles with special counsel Robert Mueller, the corruption issue is front and center for voters across Latin America, from Mexico to Brazil. (pbs.org)
  • Eradication programs in many countries such as Brazil, Argentina and Chile have cut the number of new cases in Latin America by half. (npr.org)
  • According to a 2014 World Bank report, the slowdown in Latin America, particularly during recent years, combined with serious economic problems in countries such as Argentina (-0.2 percent growth), Brazil (0.2 percent) and Venezuela (-3 percent) has affected progress. (worldpress.org)
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil has approved medicinal cannabis-based products, the country's pharmaceutical regulator Anvisa said on Tuesday, becoming the latest drug-ravaged Latin American nation to sign off on medical marijuana. (nationalpost.com)
  • ‌ Start-up Latin America 2016 presents an update of start-up promotion policies in the region. (oecd.org)
  • A progress report, "Startup Latin America 2016: Building and Innovative Future", was presented and benefited from comments from high level participants at the Startup Nation Summit (SNS) in Monterrey (Mexico) on November 20, 2015. (oecd.org)
  • Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) dipped in 2016, falling further behind average OECD country levels, but a recovery is likely in subsequent years. (oecd.org)
  • Latin America exported 5.2 million bpd in 2016, according to Reuters Trade Flows figures. (voanews.com)
  • A general view of a medicinal cannabis plantation in Latin America, part of a project by Daya Foundation non-governmental organisation, in rural Quinamavida near Talca, Chile, January 18, 2016. (reuters.com)
  • From 2008-2016, the multilatinas registered annual revenue growth around three times higher than the average for all large Latin American companies. (bcg.com)
  • From 2008 through 2016, the multilatinas that we have identified and tracked-the "BCG multilatinas"-registered annual revenue growth of 5.2% as measured in US dollars, around three times higher than the average for all large Latin American companies. (bcg.com)
  • The meeting gathered Ministries, regulatory agencies, CEOs of major telecom companies, experts and representatives of major international organisations to discuss the challenges to close the digital gap in Latin America by 2020. (oecd.org)
  • 15 May 2020 - As part of the Doha Declaration Education for Justice initiative, UNODC and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens have announced that they will soon begin implementation of a new Women's Empowerment Programme (WEP) catering to young females from Latin America. (unodc.org)
  • The Latin American agricultural industry is going through a lot of changes and will gain momentum in 2017. (frost.com)
  • The bifurcation of Nogales has significant political economic, social, environmental, and material effects that echo what De Genova (2017, p. 21) calls the "Latin/America partition. (jhu.edu)
  • Latin America in 2019: Will Political Upheaval Stall Growth? (upenn.edu)
  • View the Sabin Vaccine Institute's summary of proceedings from the 2019 Latin American Pertussis Workshop external icon . (cdc.gov)
  • This is to say nothing of the fact that the North/Latin America bifurcation is a product of settler colonialism with radical effects on Indigenous peoples across the border lands and beyond (Gentry, Boyce, Garcia, & Chambers, 2019). (jhu.edu)
  • Within a couple of years, most Latin American countries will have more mobile phones than fixed-lines, he added. (wired.com)
  • Latin America is poised to be the next region to experience growth on the scale of that seen in China, but companies must understand the various countries' complicated labor laws in order to be profitable and successful. (shrm.org)
  • At the dawn of this century most South American countries enacted labor laws that disproportionately protect employees, making these laws a permanent part of the labor law landscape. (shrm.org)
  • Most South American countries mandate a minimum wage and require an annual salary increase across the board. (shrm.org)
  • The Programme will focus on training and equipping 20 young women from Latin American countries with the skill-set to act as SDG leaders within their fields of work. (unodc.org)
  • Many Latin American countries also have a substantial tri-racial population, which ancestry is a mix of Amerindians, Europeans and Africans. (wikipedia.org)
  • On Friday, U.S. officials urged Latin American countries not to deepen their ties with Iran. (voanews.com)
  • That shift is captured in a new survey of more than 22,000 people in 20 Latin American countries by the watchdog group Transparency International. (csmonitor.com)
  • Second, Peru - like many countries in Latin America - has been affected by the corruption scandals related to Brazilian companies such as Odebrecht. (ey.com)
  • Latin American countries are becoming more reliant on costly fuel imports amid floundering efforts to bolster domestic oil output and expand refinery capacity. (voanews.com)
  • Incomplete reform projects and budget cuts that have stalled investments are aggravating the situation for many Latin American countries. (voanews.com)
  • Mexico was along with Ecuador and Venezuela in the group of Latin American countries with the cheapest gasoline in the world,' said Pemex director Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya. (voanews.com)
  • LIMA/ASUNCION/SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Countries around Latin America tightened restrictions on Monday to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with Peru putting military personnel on the streets, Costa Rica and Colombia closing their borders and other countries ordering curfews. (yahoo.com)
  • This Protocol reflects the specificities of the different countries in the region," says Carmen Rosa Villa Quintana, from the UN Human Rights Office, "It will help States in Latin America comply with due diligence in cases of femicide and strengthen efforts aimed at ensuring all women live free from violence and discrimination. (ohchr.org)
  • Increasing rates of violence against women have been reported across Latin America and the Survey says that of the 25 countries with the highest femicide rates, more than half are in the Americas. (ohchr.org)
  • In the foreword to the Protocol, Rashida Manjoo, the UN independent expert on violence against women, acknowledges that many countries, including in Latin America have modified their criminal codes to include gender-related killings and have adopted other measures directed at eradicating gender-based violence. (ohchr.org)
  • Several Latin American countries are already working to integrate the Protocol into their legal systems and others have expressed interest in following suit. (ohchr.org)
  • The Latin American Pertussis Project (LAPP) is a collaboration between CDC's Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch (CDC-LAPP), the Sabin Vaccine Institute, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Ministries of Health in select Latin American countries. (cdc.gov)
  • Induced abortion on request is illegal in all Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of Latin America, with Cuba, where abortion was legalized in 1979, the only exception. (springer.com)
  • On December 11, both Spotify and Rdio announced they were expanding their music offering into new countries, many of which are located in Latin America. (thenextweb.com)
  • As ECO extends its reach into Latin America , we have discovered that the environment al problems that exist in these countries are similar to those in the United States , but can often be more severe. (everything2.com)
  • As our contacts grew to include several environmental groups throughout Latin America we discovered that these countries are still dealing with toxin s that are banned or strictly regulated in the United States . (everything2.com)
  • ECO Latin America can only succeed if we are aware of the issues that these countries face on a day to day basis. (everything2.com)
  • Professor Andrei N. Tchernitchin from the University of Chile has contributed the following article, which highlights some of the environment al and health problems, specifically those associated with lead pollution , that South America n countries are still struggling to eradicate. (everything2.com)
  • Latin Americans (Spanish: Latinoamericanos, Portuguese: Americanos Latinos, French: Américains Latinos) are the citizens of the Latin American countries and dependencies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Latin American countries are multi-ethnic, home to people of different ethnic and national backgrounds. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most of the remaining countries have Native American minorities, in every case making up less than one-tenth of the respective country's population. (wikipedia.org)
  • In many countries, people of mixed Native American and European ancestry make up the majority of the population (see Mestizo). (wikipedia.org)
  • This would mean that, sooner rather than later, many Latin American countries would begin to reconsider their 2005 decision at the IVth Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina, to formally reject the idea of a Free Trade Area of the Americas that would have created a hemisphere-wide free trade zone. (miamiherald.com)
  • And it wouldn't be surprising if he or she does it at the request of many Latin American countries. (miamiherald.com)
  • Us South Americans have futbol in our blood, and I think that's what attracts people in the United States and other countries to us," he said. (yahoo.com)
  • The first of four episodes filmed in six Caribbean and Latin American countries begins airing Tuesday. (foxnews.com)
  • The drop in oil prices is expected to be broadly neutral for Latin America and the Caribbean at large, but has very different effects across individual countries. (weforum.org)
  • To conclude, a comparative inter-regional analysis of the infrastructural gap between the Latin American, East Asian, OECD and middle income countries was conducted to check if the reduction in infrastructural investment was caused by the evolution of infrastructure needs, or if it was due to a widespread inefficiency caused by the underestimation of actual needs. (repec.org)
  • The deal, especially how it was negotiated, demonstrates the rebalancing of power between economically weakened Spain and increasingly assertive Latin American countries willing to use their economic and diplomatic muscle to defend their interests by forming multinational alliances if necessary. (consortiumnews.com)
  • Yet these aggregate numbers do not reflect the variation in birthrates between various Latin American countries. (newgeography.com)
  • Guatemala has the highest fertility rate of any Latin American, beating out some of the poorest countries in the region. (newgeography.com)
  • Most of the other Latin American countries where Zika has spread impose restrictions on abortion, too. (slate.com)
  • In place of theatrical leaders, Latin countries are largely governed by more technocratic, business-oriented presidents focused on economic issues. (pbs.org)
  • Jason Marczak of the Atlantic Council noted that many Latin American leaders are most worried now about whether their countries are running trade deficits or surpluses with the U.S. and "will they be the next trade target. (pbs.org)
  • The purpose of this study is to present changes of policies and norms aimed to reduce obesity levels that have been adopted in some Latin American countries. (springer.com)
  • Over recent years, many Latin American countries have established a number of regulations aimed at reducing weight in the population using interventions that could effectively prevent childhood obesity, including the taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), increasing physical activity in open spaces, and, especially, front-of-package labeling. (springer.com)
  • Some strategies are part of the Action Plan for Prevention of Child and Adolescence Obesity signed by all countries in Latin America, which currently have among the highest prevalence of childhood obesity in the world. (springer.com)
  • Latin America has slowly been freeing itself from the shadows of the Cold War as countries such as Colombia, Guatemala, Bolivia and Chile -- with the help of the United States -- fought off rebel guerillas. (cnn.com)
  • People do not want to live in countries where the privileges of a few deny the rights of many,' said Oxfam's Latin American and Caribbean Regional Director Simon Ticehurst. (worldpress.org)
  • Market segmentation of Latin American mining equipment can be done on the basis of equipment, application and countries. (openpr.com)
  • Latin America has suffered countless drug-related deaths in recent decades, and stop-start moves toward the legalization of medical - and even recreational - marijuana in countries like Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay represent a broader reassessment of drug laws in a region long-typified by aggressive prohibition. (nationalpost.com)
  • Using satellite data, researchers surveyed forest coverage in over 16,050 municipalities within the 45 countries of Latin American and the Caribbean . (scidev.net)
  • The extensive new Pew Research Center survey investigated the religious affiliations, beliefs and practices of people in 18 countries (plus Puerto Rico) across Latin America and the Caribbean. (breitbart.com)
  • Funding for Black in Latin America is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Television Stations and Viewers Like You. (pbs.org)
  • Understanding the impact of the global rebalancing in Latin America, from the rise of new emerging economies, to the global recomposition of production and the overcoming of the Middle Income Trap. (oecd.org)
  • Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, has long been regarded as the most cultured and prosperous city in Latin America. (npr.org)
  • The programme is sponsored by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), and coordinated by the Women and Habitat Network of Latin America and the Caribbean (Redmujer), based in Argentina. (truth-out.org)
  • Una aproximación a los efectos del "derrame" del salario mínimo en la estructura de remuneraciones de Argentina ," REVISTA CUADERNOS DE ECONOMÍA , UN - RCE - CID, vol. 35(68), pages 457-474, January. (repec.org)
  • In fact, EU partners were angered by Spain's initial reaction which threatened European trade with Argentina, a free trade deal with Mercosur, and corporate interests throughout South America. (consortiumnews.com)
  • Among these, Komatsu Limited in the whole of Latin America, Tecpalsa in Colombia, Tecmap and Tiesa in Panama and Igaretta in Argentina are active players in the Latin American mining equipment market. (openpr.com)
  • Popular discontent has been growing in Latin America, with protests in Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela and now Colombia. (ap.org)
  • Santiago, the capital of Chile, is the envy of Latin America. (npr.org)
  • Obama is expected to continue shopping for deals in Chile, which in 2003 became the first South American country to sign a free trade agreement with the US. (csmonitor.com)
  • Latin America correspondent Guillermo Galdos has been meeting those affected in Chile. (channel4.com)
  • Although they are not a new phenomenon, hunger strikes are "symptoms of something more serious: that there are segments of the population in Latin America who are invisible and are not being heard," José Santos, at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Santiago, Chile, told IPS. (ipsnews.net)
  • Both men are from Chile, a country that for decades has been proclaimed the "Latin American miracle" because of its booming economy and the reduction of the poverty rate. (ipsnews.net)
  • And unlike public universities in the rest of Latin America, universities in Chile charge enrolment and tuition fees. (ipsnews.net)
  • There was Professor Paul Sigmund - a lifelong friend of Chile and Latin America - to give us a warm welcome. (princeton.edu)
  • In line with the positive future of the Latin American mining equipment industry, Peru and Chile are expected to receive double digit foreign investment in $ Bn in the next six years. (openpr.com)
  • Taking the opportunity to snub their noses at the U.S., Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua have already said they'd be willing to grant asylum for Snowden, who is wanted on espionage charges in the United States for revealing the scope of National Security Agency surveillance programs that spy on Americans and foreigners. (yahoo.com)
  • Contents: Venezuela: 500 anos en el mapa (15 min. (berkeley.edu)
  • But, instead of opening their economies to each other and to the rest of the world, most Latin American leaders - especially those of Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia - are fooling their populations with false claims that the region is becoming more united than ever. (miamiherald.com)
  • Cuba, which gets most of its oil from Venezuela, has been the regime's last backer in the region, and fireworks could still erupt between the Cuban and American delegations. (pbs.org)
  • The work of the OECD Development Centre on Latin America seeks to fuel policy dialogue and support reform efforts by providing innovative and over-arching regional perspectives through its flagship publication Latin American Economic Outlook and Revenue Statistics in Latin America. (oecd.org)
  • Describes how Belisario Betancur, the president of Colombia, is making an effort to fight the classic problems of South America including illiteracy, inequality, and foreign exploitation, as the camera tours the scenic countryside presenting a portrait of Colombia and its people. (berkeley.edu)
  • Colombia is an active exporter,and is the first Latin American coal-producing country alongwith the production of metals such as gold, silver and platinum and hence is the opportunistic market for the associated mining equipment market. (openpr.com)
  • Mr Obama said during the campaign he would lift the Bush administration's restrictions on family travel to Cuba and on remittances sent back to the island, policies that Cuban-Americans support. (coha.org)
  • The Cuban-American lobby poured money into the Congressional contests," says Mr Erikson, "so it is unlikely Congress will break the paralysis on Cuba. (coha.org)
  • But Mr Birns does see some factors that may shift US policy towards Cuba in the longer term: the discovery of reportedly significant amounts of oil reserves off Cuba which US oil companies will want to exploit, the growing number of US companies wanting to trade in agricultural goods with Cuba, and a softening of anti-Castro attitudes among second and third generation Cuban Americans. (coha.org)
  • The most extreme variation can be found in Cuba and Guatemala which respectively have the lowest and highest fertility rates in Latin America. (newgeography.com)
  • He then headed to Costa Rica to prod Central American leaders to tackle those same issues more aggressively. (yahoo.com)
  • Obama's three-day visit to Mexico and Costa Rica is his first to Latin America since winning a second presidential term in an election in which he gained the support of Hispanic Americans by a large margin. (yahoo.com)
  • The stems of this palm-like liana, which grows from Costa Rica to northern South America, split into wire-strong strips which provide one of the most important construction materials in Amazonia. (mobot.org)
  • Throughout Latin America caudillos have left deep scars on the region's societies, and nowhere is that more visible than in Guatemala's capital. (npr.org)
  • A quarter of a century since Chilean-style pension reforms swept Latin America, the state of the region's pension systems is worrisome. (brookings.edu)
  • The richest 1 percent of the population in Latin America already own 41 percent of the region's wealth. (worldpress.org)
  • Latin America has been hit hard by the pandemic - but the crisis has shown a way forward for the region's healthcare systems, too. (weforum.org)
  • Now, with the region's economies showing signs of stability and renewed growth, we believe that the multilatinas are well positioned to help lift Latin America to the next level. (bcg.com)
  • The authors define the Latin American business model as a hybrid of globalization and the region's historic traditions. (upenn.edu)
  • Chinese investments in the region have also skyrocketed: The country invested only $231 million there in 2005, but by 2010, investment had jumped to $37 billion, according to data from the Inter-American Dialogue . (cnbc.com)
  • These will be head and shoulders over other issues, including Latin America," says Daniel Erikson of the Inter-American Dialogue. (coha.org)
  • Migration was a hot button issue," says Mr Erikson of the Inter-American Dialogue, "but it has receded because the context has changed. (coha.org)
  • Even so, the gathering does present the U.S. and its official delegation leader, Pence, with a bushel of tough or potentially embarrassing issues, said Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue. (pbs.org)
  • Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region was pre-launched in Panamá City at a plenary session of the First Regional Telecom Congress (23-26 July 2013) in the frame of the associated meetings of the XXIII Iberoamerican Head of States and Governments Summit. (oecd.org)
  • Others focus on the adoption, in recent decades, of free-market economic policies by Latin American governments. (hoover.org)
  • While the region has yet to be hit as hard as Asia or Europe, Latin American governments have moved aggressively to contain the virus that has shut down cities and international transport hubs and battered its financial markets. (yahoo.com)
  • The project is based on an assessment that shows that public safety policies in Latin America do not take into account violence against women, because it is not clearly visualized by either governments or civil society,' she said. (truth-out.org)
  • What is remarkable about this crisis is the widening of the "policy space" in Latin America, meaning that governments have been under pressure to introduce measures that mitigate the effects of the crisis and, interestingly, they have had more policy options available than in the recent past. (brookings.edu)
  • The natural question to ask is: What are Latin American governments doing with the greater policy tolerance? (brookings.edu)
  • United States -Latin American Relations encompass not only the political relationship between the United States and governments of the continent but also those political, economic, social, and cultural exchanges that often profoundly influence the conduct of diplomacy. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Millions of Latin American lives are influenced by governments' economic and social policies. (worldpress.org)
  • In Latin America, record-time approvals for COVID-19 diagnostic tests have allowed governments to understand the spread of the virus and make timely and informed decisions about responses such as social distancing measures and travel restrictions. (weforum.org)
  • The Latin American Economic Outlook 2018: Rethinking Institutions for Development focuses on how institutions can underpin the foundations of a long period of sustained and inclusive growth and increased well-being. (oecd.org)
  • Virtually every South American nation holds the doctrine that an employment relationship generally exists when an individual renders services under the subordination or dependence (legal, technical or otherwise economic) of another, in exchange for monetary compensation. (shrm.org)
  • Following elections, several Latin American leaders are charged with finding ways to solve economic problems they have inherited or made worse through poor governance. (upenn.edu)
  • But as the oil money tapered off, Caracas ran headlong into the same economic reality that afflicts the rest of Latin America: scarce jobs. (npr.org)
  • NEW YORK (CBS.MW) -- Latin American markets rallied across the board Monday on Wall Street's rebound and growing hopes that Brazil's president-elect would adopt mainstream economic policies after a series of key government appointments. (marketwatch.com)
  • Likewise, as the U.S. economy continues its economic recovery from the Great Recession, Mexico benefits too, says Axel Christensen, BlackRock's chief investment strategist for Latin America. (cnn.com)
  • Mexico may be the top economic performer in Latin America, but it's not free of problems. (cnn.com)
  • For American policymakers, economic sanctions are too often the soft choice between doing nothing and taking effective but risky or expensive action. (rand.org)
  • The economic challenges facing South America are even more apparent from investment, which has slowed every single year since 2010 and is forecast to decline in 2015. (weforum.org)
  • The failure of the Washington Consensus and of macroeconomic policies based on high interest rates and non-competitive exchange rates to generate economic growth prompted Latin America to formulate national development strategies. (repec.org)
  • The Macroeconomist as Scientist and Engineer ," Journal of Economic Perspectives , American Economic Association, vol. 20(4), pages 29-46, Fall. (repec.org)
  • History: The social, cultural, and economic aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean in the colonial period and the transition to independence. (mcgill.ca)
  • History: Themes in the political, economic, and social development of Latin America since the wars of independence. (mcgill.ca)
  • Historically, political, economic, and security concerns have dominated U.S. policy toward Latin America . (encyclopedia.com)
  • The harsh reality for anyone dreaming of a major change in US-Latin American relations is that the president-elect will face other priorities: an economic recession in the US and two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (coha.org)
  • But the settlement is expected to benefit Spain's broader economic interests throughout Latin America and inside Spain. (consortiumnews.com)
  • Spain's red line is anything that threatens Spanish control of Repsol, but the diplomatic fallout from the YPF saga has been hurting Spanish economic interests in Latin America, which are much bigger and more complex than Repsol alone, especially in the financial and telecommunication sectors. (consortiumnews.com)
  • Latin America is a vast region, located historically and geographically proximate to the United States, where illegal immigration, drug cartels, crime, corruption and gangs are all symptoms of extreme poverty, weak institutions, poor governance and education, and slow and unequal economic development. (usnwc.edu)
  • One result of the economic tensions, according to Marczak and and Margaret Meyers of The Dialogue, is that Latin nations are looking to economically diversify away from U.S. dependence and become more reliant on agriculture exports to China and Chinese investment. (pbs.org)
  • For Latin America to get on the road to sustained economic growth, the region will need a significant increase in investment and productivity. (bcg.com)
  • Economic volatility in many Latin American economies has also been much fiercer than in most of the world, damaging investor confidence. (bcg.com)
  • In its latest assessment of the Peruvian economy, which was discussed by the IMF's 24-member Executive Board on February 13, the IMF said that Peru has emerged as one of the fastest growing and most stable economies in Latin America. (imf.org)
  • Guillermo Galdos is our Latin America Correspondent for Channel 4 News based in Lima, Peru. (channel4.com)
  • The post-quake response in Mexico is yet another sign of a new recognition in Latin America that corruption need not remain an unchallenged norm. (csmonitor.com)
  • The Gay Ghetto -- Latin America: Stigma Transformation and Relexification: "Gay" in Latin America -- Mexico: From "Gay Liberation and Coming Out in Mexico" -- Jamaica-Canada: Man Royals and Sodomites: Some Thoughts on the Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean Lesbians. (uchicago.edu)
  • They changed the constitution, they pushed forward," Vladimir Werning, head of Latin America research for J.P. Morgan, said of Mexico on Tuesday at the Council of the Americas. (cnn.com)
  • Obama may use this stop to highlight new programs that seek to curtail Mexico 's widening drug war and channel more remittances - Latin American workers send home more than $60 billion each year - into long-term saving and investment. (csmonitor.com)
  • With its close proximity to Mexico and large population of Chicanos (Mexican-Americans), Los Angeles reverberated with Latin music. (popmatters.com)
  • VENICE (Reuters) - Films from Latin America won two of the top prizes at the 72nd Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas getting the Golden Lion best film award for "Desde Alla" (From Afar). (reuters.com)
  • The ongoing assessment shows that Latin America is a region in motion: the policy mix of targeted tools has been modernized and new actors and forms rose up in start-up promotion since 2012. (oecd.org)
  • Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region analyses the role of policies in promoting the creation and expansion of start-ups. (oecd.org)
  • American refiners along the Gulf Coast are well-placed to continue supplying the region. (voanews.com)
  • The Fund may also from time to time invest in debt securities in the Latin America region. (bloomberg.com)
  • Despite this open strategy-Beijing explicitly addressed its interest in Latin America in a 2011 white paper-the growth of China's involvement in the region has taken many by surprise. (cnbc.com)
  • The relationship has changed at an incredible rate since that document, to the point now that China is an important partner for the region economically and politically,' said Margaret Myers, director of the Inter-American Dialogue's China and Latin America program. (cnbc.com)
  • Calling China's growing investment in the region 'remarkable,' Myers said that policy analysts had once considered the possibility of a Chinese exit from Latin America, but now see the country as firmly entrenched there. (cnbc.com)
  • And all this comes right after President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Kerry have all made recent treks to the region to bolster U.S. engagement in Latin America. (yahoo.com)
  • While other nations may spy on their friends, the allegations have fueled anti-American sentiment already simmering in the region. (yahoo.com)
  • By doing so, it will belatedly catch up with Amazon Web Services, which added South America as a region in 2011 . (thenextweb.com)
  • Certainly, fixed broadband demand will no doubt explode in Latin America at some point, as the economies in the region are growing. (lightreading.com)
  • Experience Latin American history through food and by trying the different spices, tastes, and combinations that made this region a world hub of gourmet cuisine with its variety of ingredients, cultures, and climates. (northeastern.edu)
  • French: Amérique latine) is the region of the Americas where Romance languages (i.e., those derived from Latin-particularly Spanish and Portuguese, and variably French-are primarily spoken. (wikipedia.org)
  • The population of Latin America comprises a variety of ancestries, ethnic groups, and races, making the region one of the most diverse in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • The region has a number of well-known innovation hubs-Buenos Aires, Guadalajara, Santiago, to name a few-but Latin America generally lags behind other regions in global measures of innovation capacity. (wilsoncenter.org)
  • Many experts said the rising death toll across Latin America showed the limits of government action in a region where millions labor in informal jobs and many police forces are weak or corrupt and unable to enforce restrictions. (dailyherald.com)
  • The interdisciplinary program in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) allows a focus on the peoples, cultures, history, literature, politics, economy, and geography of Latin America and the Caribbean, providing students with a broad-based understanding of the region and with the language and research skills required for advanced scholarship. (mcgill.ca)
  • The geopolitical shift for Spain, the second most influential country in the region behind the U.S., also has sent shock waves to Washington, prompting a rethinking of its own dealings with Latin America, which is pushing back against the continental hegemonic power. (consortiumnews.com)
  • But the gap between rich and poor is still one of the widest in Latin America, which in turn is the most unequal region in the world. (ipsnews.net)
  • Even before Trump canceled his trip, Latin American analysts grumbled that the region always ranks low on the U.S.'s priorities, especially when crises arise elsewhere in the world. (pbs.org)
  • Several leaders are under fire in corruption scandals across Latin America, after it was revealed that Odebrecht, a massive Brazilian construction company, spear-headed a continent-wide bribery operation in the region. (pbs.org)
  • Veteran analyst Peter Hakim said Latin Americans see the operation not only as the U.S. military on the Mexican border, but deployed against the region. (pbs.org)
  • Across the region, the Cold War is over," said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin America Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. (cnn.com)
  • The client, a large coal trading company, was looking for an independent view of the Latin American thermal and metallurgical coal markets with the objective of developing a successful entry strategy in the region. (crugroup.com)
  • In the chapter titled "Culture and Human Resource Management in Latin America ", the two scholars identify the cultural values that determine Human Resources in the region. (upenn.edu)
  • Coronavirus has infected more than three million people and killed about 160,000 in Latin America, according to official figures, making the region one of the worst-hit by the pandemic. (nytimes.com)
  • This exhibit is a beneficial offering and one that encourages understanding of and appreciation for a dynamic, creative and growing segment of American society and the greater Charlotte region. (charlotteobserver.com)
  • Science blogger Mike the Mad Biologist suggests that Zika may become for certain Central and South American nations what rubella was for the U.S. in the mid-20th century: a birth defect-causing disease that becomes an exception to social and political barriers to abortion. (slate.com)
  • A recent industry report claims that competition among triple- and quadruple-play providers is driving the adoption of fixed-line broadband services in Latin America, and recommends that service providers should provide both connectivity and content services. (lightreading.com)
  • For example, social relationships and physical appearance "can explain the cultural content of the glass ceiling in Latin American companies. (upenn.edu)
  • China's involvement in Latin America can be seen as an extension of its 1999 Go Out policy, which said the country should invest abroad to secure access to natural resources, gain new markets for exports and internationalize Chinese firms. (cnbc.com)
  • China's interest in extending its Go Out policy to America makes sense given the resources and allure of emerging market consumers. (cnbc.com)
  • After several years of silence, strategic discussion is reemerging on the Latin American left, which once again is analyzing assessments and courses of action in order to advance toward the socialist goal. (monthlyreview.org)
  • Because wireless communication infrastructures, service providers, and data management and analytics hardware and software providers are leading the smart agriculture innovation ecosystem in Latin America, strategic imperatives for success and growth are explained. (frost.com)
  • Though many Americans sympathized with the Spanish-American revolutionary struggles, strategic issues dictated a U.S. policy of official neutrality. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Preventing childhood obesity in Latin America: an agenda for regional research and strategic partnerships. (springer.com)
  • Peninsular , Spanish Peninsular, plural Peninsulares, also called Gachupín , or Chapetón , any of the colonial residents of Latin America from the 16th through the early 19th centuries who had been born in Spain . (britannica.com)
  • With the achievement of independence from Spain in the early 19th century, the creoles moved into the first rank of Latin American society, and the peninsulars were, in many cases, driven out. (britannica.com)
  • South America, in particular, is facing stiff headwinds from disappointing global growth and the continued decline in the prices of metals and agricultural commodities. (weforum.org)
  • Partial contents: Cultural Factors Affecting Urban Mexican Male Homosexual Behavior / Joseph M. Carrier -- Subject Honor and Object Shame: The Construction of Male Homosexuality and Stigma in Nicaragua / Roger N. Lancaster -- Stigma Transformation and Relexification: "Gay" in Latin America / Stephen O. Murray and Manuel Arboleda G. -- Sentimental Effusions of Genital Contact in Upper Amazonia / Stephen O. Murray. (uchicago.edu)
  • Have the productive forces in Latin America matured enough to permit undertaking an anti-capitalist transformation? (monthlyreview.org)
  • The Dominican Republic and Ecuador in particular have suffered from personalismo, but the phenomenon has been rather pervasive throughout Latin American history. (britannica.com)
  • A key cause for Mexico's violence is the demand for illegal drugs in the U.S., Obama said, though he reiterated his opposition to legalization of such drugs, which some Latin American leaders have called for. (yahoo.com)
  • Obama had meetings and a joint news conference scheduled with President Laura Chinchilla, who is serving as chair of the regional Central American Integration system. (yahoo.com)
  • All have institutions in place that function and he [Mr. Obama] will endorse that mixture of social policy and fiscal probity," says Riordan Roett , director of the Latin American studies program at Johns Hopkins University . (csmonitor.com)
  • The Colombian FTA could be subject to horse-trading in the Congress even before Obama gets sworn in," says John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America (Wola). (coha.org)
  • Personalismo is related to the phenomenon in Latin America called caudillismo , by which a government is controlled by leaders whose power typically rests on some combination of force and personal charisma ( caudillos ). (britannica.com)
  • Despite huge areas of common interest, such as drugs trafficking, trade and immigration, Latin America barely got a mention in the electoral campaign. (coha.org)
  • Scientific Publication No. 306, Epidemiology of Abortion and Practices of Fertility Regulation in Latin America, Pan American Health Organization, 1975. (springer.com)
  • Though Catholicism is often associated with moral rigorism, the study reveals that Catholics in Latin America tend to be less socially conservative than Protestants, and are more lax on issues such as abortion, homosexuality, divorce and sex outside of marriage. (breitbart.com)
  • RIO DE JANEIRO -- The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America on Friday, bringing a surge of new infections and deaths, even as curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States. (dailyherald.com)
  • While Catholicism has been in decline, Protestantism in Latin America has experienced a surge in new members. (breitbart.com)
  • In the 1850s U.S. attention turned to Nicaragua, where filibusters led by William Walker (who had reintroduced slavery in Nicaragua) held power until ousted by Central American armies. (encyclopedia.com)
  • While the U.S. and Spain have wallowed in the Great Recession swamp, Latin America has begun breaking free of the old order that bogged down progress. (consortiumnews.com)
  • More than 200 speakers, including government ministers and major multinational firms, will talk about the latest trends and challenges in the Latin American telecom sector at the ITU-sponsored conference. (wired.com)
  • What are the needs, challenges, and obstacles that innovators face in different Latin American contexts? (wilsoncenter.org)
  • Since the beginning of the financial crisis, Latin America has faced both challenges and opportunities. (brookings.edu)
  • Having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years, most of them in Latin America, I understand the challenges are complex. (weforum.org)
  • Increasingly, actors across industries and sectors recognize the health challenges that affect Latin America cannot be solved by one stakeholder alone. (weforum.org)
  • Further, other operations such as the Panama Stock Operation (PSO), CSR activities, and introduction of next generation mining equipment such as Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) also serve as driving factors for the growth of the mining equipment market in Latin America. (openpr.com)
  • In the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries there was a flow of Iberian emigrants who left for Latin America. (wikipedia.org)
  • We travel with two sisters from El Salvador desperate to be reunited with their mother in America - before Donald Trump has a chance to build a wall to keep them out. (channel4.com)
  • Latin American culture is the formal or informal expression of the people of Latin America, and includes both high culture (literature, high art) and popular culture (music, folk art and dance) as well as religion and other customary practices. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite the border, shared practices, traditions, languages, and kinship ties challenge the neat bifurcation of North/Latin America through connectivity, conviviality, and relationality that blur la linea, calling into question the territories of Latin American geography. (jhu.edu)
  • This is the cultural framework that defines Human Resource practices within the Latin American company, especially recruitment and personnel management. (upenn.edu)
  • In recent years, the Iranian president has courted leftist, populist and anti-American Latin American leaders, particularly Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, much to Washington's dismay. (voanews.com)
  • C Long dominated by corrupt military juntas, many nations in Latin America have made the switch in recent years to civilian rule. (courant.com)
  • China is experimenting with something no major power has tried before: making win-win cooperation the basic tenet of international relations,' Wu Baiyi, a fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, wrote in a reflection of the recent China-Community of Latin American and Caribbean States Forum. (cnbc.com)
  • Below are the most recent Latin America Sales and Marketing Director salary reports. (glassdoor.com)
  • This paper analyses the recent trends in infrastructures of Latin American, with the aim of addressing the problem of measuring and evaluating the infrastructural gap. (repec.org)
  • SANTIAGO, Oct 29 2010 (IPS) - Protesters ranging from prisoners to government leaders have resorted to hunger strikes in Latin America in recent years to press their demands. (ipsnews.net)
  • Latin America report on the utility of electronic outbreak surveillance for real-time monitoring of recent infectious disease spread. (cdc.gov)
  • A mix of recent immigrants and adventurous natives formed the base for a strong Latin Music scene in '50s-era New York. (popmatters.com)
  • Emphasis on the relationships that have prevailed over the last few decades between developmental theories and the every day lives of Latin American peoples. (temple.edu)
  • That is a remarkable turnaround from two decades ago when nearly one in four Americans thought combating drug use was the number one priority. (coha.org)
  • RAND's Latin America work began during the Cold War era with in-depth analysis of U.S.-Cuban relations and has expanded to include issues related to health, education, economics, demographics, and political reform. (rand.org)
  • The detailed study of Latin America strives to situate the U.S. in the greater regional context of diverse peoples, cultures, histories, and influences. (usnwc.edu)
  • The Latin American Studies Semester (LASS) is a 15-credit total immersion, interdisciplinary program designed to teach students to speak Spanish or to greatly increase their Spanish language fluency in one semester. (temple.edu)
  • The course meets daily from 9:00 a .m. to 3:00 p.m., and includes, in addition to Spanish language skill acquisition, the study of Latin America through social science, literature, and film. (temple.edu)
  • Internet group StarMedia Network Inc. , largely focused on Latin America, plans a June start for a low-fee logistics system to deliver books, computers and other items for sale through its Spanish and Portuguese Web sites, according to reports. (internetnews.com)
  • Latin America, therefore, can be defined as all those parts of the Americas that were once part of the French, Spanish, or Portuguese Empires, except Quebec. (wikipedia.org)
  • After 1803, when Louisiana became U.S. territory, U.S. pressure on Spanish Florida escalated and set the general pattern of U.S. policy toward the Spanish-American Wars of Independence after 1810. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In the War of 1812 (1812-1814) he exploited Spanish defensive weakness by encouraging private Americans to intrude into Spanish Florida. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The goal of LAPP is to expand the understanding of current pertussis epidemiology in Latin America in order to guide national and regional pertussis prevention and control strategies . (cdc.gov)
  • Too Wilde for Comfort: Desire and Ideology in Fin-de-Siecle Latin America / Sylvia Molloy. (uchicago.edu)
  • Each is located in purportedly different Americas: one North, the other Latin (see Figure 1). (jhu.edu)
  • The longest-running war in the Americas will finally be over, bringing an end to armed political conflict in Latin America. (cnn.com)
  • In Latin America, it is urgent that we look at the lessons the pandemic is teaching us and plan for the future, to build sustainable health systems that can meet the needs of its populations without compromising quality care in times of crises. (weforum.org)
  • Personalismo , in Latin America , the practice of glorifying a single leader, with the resulting subordination of the interests of political parties and ideologies and of constitutional government . (britannica.com)
  • Latin American political parties have often been constituted by the personal following of a leader rather than by adherents of certain political beliefs or proponents of certain issues. (britannica.com)
  • Political Science: This course will deal with the dynamics of political change in Latin America today. (mcgill.ca)
  • But the paradigm is shifting as these once-weak Latin American nations build their economies and assert their political independence. (consortiumnews.com)
  • Paul Sigmund, a Princeton University scholar of political theory and Latin American politics, died at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro on Sunday, April 27. (princeton.edu)
  • Sigmund taught courses on political theory, ancient and medieval political thought, Latin American politics, the history of political thought and U.S.-Latin American relations. (princeton.edu)
  • They have sometimes provided political trouble for U.S. presidents, whether it's anti-American street demonstrations or whether to make a friendly gesture to Cuba's Raul Castro. (pbs.org)
  • But interest in dubious medicines has been especially high recently in Latin America, where the virus is raging uncontrolled and many political leaders on the right and left are promoting them, whether out of genuine faith or a desire to offer hope and deflect blame. (nytimes.com)