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Central America Economics Environment

The outlook for Costa Rica’s electric vehicle revolution

Costa Rica has introduced tax incentives for the electrical vehicle industry, which is likely to experience exponential growth in the next two decades. Risks to investors nonetheless remain.

Latin America Security

Cuban migrants stuck in Central America

Thousands of migrants from Cuba heading out from Ecuador are stuck in Central America, as Costa Rica and Nicaragua squabble over freedom of movement. In 2008, the government of Rafael

Latin America Security

Poor security drives Honduras emigration

A variety of domestic factors, including a lack of security and economic opportunity, are driving steady emigration out of Honduras. Conclusions drawn from the author’s research work on the ground

Finance Latin America

Latin America still low on ‘Ease of Doing Business’ scale

The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking has improved for¬†Latin American countries since 2005, but important regulatory areas such as tax law, contract enforcement, and commercial lending need to be overhauled

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