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International Natural resources and energy

Deforestation impacting pharmaceutical industry

Global rainforests hold unknown treasures for fighting and curing multiple diseases. But whilst the complete destruction of the world’s remaining rainforests looms on the horizon, pharmaceutical companies are only slowly

Latin America Technology and infrastructure

Look south: Startup opportunities in Latin America

Latin America’s startup scene is quickly emerging as a strong competitor to Silicon Valley and its European counterparts. Investors and businesses take note: look south in the Americas for the

Economics International

For China and Russia, investments in Latin America bring new alliances

China and Russia, seeking to strengthen their global economic footprint and forge new and renewed political alliances, have increased their presence in Latin America.  When talking about emerging markets, its impossible

Economics Latin America

Interview: Iran’s involvement in Latin America a potential thorn for business

With a growing commercial, cultural, and diplomatic presence in Latin America, Iran poses a great political risk to the business community in the region. Iran’s commercial activities in the region, mostly

Economics Latin America

What to expect in Latin America in 2015

In 2015, Latin America’s dominant extractive industries will have to deal with lower prices and lower international demand. But with political and economic challenges building, many governments may find themselves unable

Latin America Politics

Latin America sees second leftist wave

In 2014, there were presidential elections in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Uruguay, with right-of-center and pro-business parties losing every contest. In December 2013, GRI noted

Finance International

More emerging economies enter bond markets

Countries across Africa and Latin America have expressed a desire to begin or expand the sale of government bonds. Markets seem willing to take them up on their offer. Interest in the

Latin America Politics

GRI Series on Brazil: Elections precede economic reform

In Brazil, economic adjustment will have to come from within the ruling party after the October elections. Complex political coalitions and a shared national social policy agenda have created a

Economics North America

US Decline Series: 3 cities prove US isn’t losing its edge

The age-old debate over the United States in decline deserves a look at the continued strength and rise of US cities. Here we look at three cities that deny the

Finance Latin America

Bank reforms to increase cost of doing business in Ecuador

The cost of doing business in Ecuador is already high for extractive sectors. Investments in Ecuador’s financial services sector may face added obstacles following recently proposed regulatory measures. Ecuador is