Industries and markets

Colombia hoping to be ‘Latin American Silicon Valley,’ says Duque

“Colombian President Ivan Duque has been telling creative industry experts, gathered on the French Riveria, how he’s focusing on the Orange economy to drive growth and employment.”

Deportations after deal: The new reality for migrants in Mexico

“Mexico is sending thousands of troops to the border with Guatemala as part of a deal with the US to stem the flow of undocumented migrants, mostly from Central America.”

The Economist: “Despite turmoil, Brazil is starting to fix its pension system”

“Pensions gobble up 44% of federal spending, or 8.5% of GDP.”

Mexico’s US $30-million grant for El Salvador kicks off Central America plan

“Money will fund a tree-planting program designed to create 20,000 jobs.”

Bolsonaro returns indigenous land claims to the Ministry of Agriculture

“The temporary decree once again removes decisions on the demarcation of reservation lands from the National Indigenous Affairs agency Funai and restores them to a ministry that is run by farming interests.”

Walmart to pay $282 million over foreign corruption charges

“U.S. authorities went after Walmart under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits American companies operating abroad from using bribery and other illegal methods.”

Ecuador says Cascabel could become a top world copper mine

“A preliminary study of the Cascabel mining project in northern Ecuador shows that it could become one of the world’s largest copper, silver and gold mines, Ecuador’s government said on Wednesday. “

Colombia: New company classification offers special opportunities for MSMEs

On 5 June 2019, Decree 957 was adopted in Colombia, which redefines the criteria for the classification of companies. According to the old system, the classification was made according to revenue only. The new system

Brazil Senate overturns Bolsonaro’s decree allowing arms for self defense

“The decree extended the right to carry weapons to lawyers, truck drivers, traffic police, public and private security guards, anyone living in rural areas and even journalists covering crime. It also raised the number of

Mexico Ratifies Trade Deal With the U.S. and Canada

“The accord, known as the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, was signed late last year by the leaders of the three countries. For it to go into effect, it has to be approved by the