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Latin America Natural resources and energy

Lack of security, infrastructure threaten Colombia’s mining sector

Colombia’s mining industry must overcome significant obstacles in terms of security and infrastructure in order to tap into economic potential. On September 4, Colombian national authorities identified 307 illegal mining operations

Economics Latin America

Colombia risks being caught in middle-income trap

Colombia is becoming a popular Latin American investment market. But if Bogotá wants to grow beyond the middle-income range and become a long term-investment destination, the government will have to emphasize better governance

Economics Latin America

Armed conflict, stalled bureaucracy limit Colombia’s economic growth

Global Risk Insights has reported that the largest problem for Venezuela’s PDVSA and Mexico’s Pemex is falling oil production. Now, another South American country, Colombia, has also reported a decrease in oil

Economics Latin America

With falling commodity prices, Colombia and Peru must focus on industry

Industrial policy remains a secondary issue for policymakers in Colombia and Peru, two Andean countries that strongly benefited from the 2000s commodity boom. They need to revise that prioritization. Academics

International Natural resources and energy

Four Countries that beat the resource curse

Four countries that have successfully navigated the potential pitfalls of natural resource wealth provide examples of how best to avoid falling victim to the “paradox of plenty.” A quick look

Latin America Politics

Latin American sees rising public discontent

In most Latin American countries, people are taking to the streets to protest against their governments for a variety of issues. If public services and governance indicators do not improve,

Latin America Politics

Colombia’s pro-business election results could attract foreign investment

The election of the Democratic Center party into the Colombian Senate and Chamber of Representatives shifts the national political discussion to the right and strengthens the bargaining position of capital

Economics Latin America

Pacific Trade Alliance committed to free market development

In February, the leaders of the Pacific Alliance met in Cartagena, Colombia to discuss tariff reductions. This economic integration project demonstrates a long term credible commitment to sustain liberalized markets

Economics Latin America

What to watch for in Latin America in 2014

The relationship in Latin America between governments and business in 2014 will be defined primarily by the interaction of democracy and natural resource economics. Here is an overview of key

Latin America Politics

FARC negotiations give Colombia opportunity to fight corruption

Lower levels of corruption in Colombia may help attract foreign direct investment. The government has an opportunity to improve the investment environment during negotiations with FARC. As it becomes clear