The last Spanish-speaking country to overturn anti-sodomy laws and one of the region’s most religious and socially conservative countries are both on the cusp of allowing same-sex marriage.
In switching allegiance from Taiwan to PRC, President Varela will likely bring more investment and support for his country. But is it a security risk for the U.S. in the region and its interests in the Canal?
If Central America wants to get out of the middle-income trap it would do well to follow Uruguay’s lead and develop a focused, comprehensive industrial policy that builds on the region’s trade advantages.
While global trade in services is booming, most Latin American countries continue to export basic goods. Here’s what Panama and Costa Rica did to catch up. Other countries should follow.
Against grim economic news in Latin America, Central America is expected to grow by 4.3 percent this year. But that won’t be enough. Here’s how the region can grow further, leveraging its creative industries.
Since 1919, Panama’s economy has thrived on shipping and banking laws that shielded those who wanted shelter. With the revelations of the Panama Papers, can a reform-minded president deliver transparency without undermining the country’s economy?