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The Global Economic Crisis: Limiting Collateral Damage in the Americas

Thursday, October 30, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth

In the face of the a global economic downturn, Latin American leaders must build on successes of recent years by maintining open markets and avoiding anti-investor rhetoric, writes COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth. "To use the language of the stock market, they do not want to take policy steps that will lock in their losses," he writes. ... Read More

Improved Infrastructure: Latin America's Gateway to Global Markets

Monday, May 12, 2008

FedEx Express' Juan Cento warns that the while Latin America has experience its highest economic growth rates since the late 1970s, poor transportation infrastructure and regulatory barriers "undermine the region's competitive strengths." He suggests the development of public and private sector partnerships to boost regional infrastructure. ... Read More

Latin America's Competitive Challenge

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The hemisphere-wide commodity-led boom is unlikely to improve competitiveness without sweeping reforms in the areas of infrastructure, institutions, and human capital, according to Jerry Haar of Florida International University. His new book, Can Latin America Compete? Confronting the Challenges of Globalization, will be launched at AS/COA. ... Read More