Industries and markets

Toyota Brazil to build a Corolla sedan that runs on electricity, ethanol and gas

“Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will begin building a new version of the Corolla sedan in Brazil that will run on electricity, ethanol and gas, which it says will be the first

Bolsonaro prepares to open Amazon reserve to mining: pledges no bureaucratic impediments

“Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the country could open a vast reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining, a move attempted by his predecessor that was quickly rescinded following an international environmental outcry.

Colombia’s lower house rejects Duque’s changes to peace tribunal

“Colombia’s lower house voted 110-44 to turn down the suggested changes in latest congressional defeat to the president.”

Peru: Judge orders 10-day detention of ex-president Kuczynski

“According to the judicial order, published by Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, prosecutors are seeking bank account information, electronic deposits, documents related to property sales, public deeds and “other objects of crime”.”

Brazil’s lower house speaker forecasts pension reform will be approved by next June

“Speaking at a conference in New York, Maia said he was also optimistic the final bill would generate the 1 trillion reais (US$ 260 billion) in savings over the next decade the government is seeking.

Brazil inflation 0.75% in March and 4.58% in twelve months

“Brazil’s inflation rate hit 0.75% in March, the fourth straight month of increases and the highest for the month since 2015 when it registered 1.32%, Brazil’s National Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said on

Overview Mexico

Mexico Besides Chile, Mexico is Latin America`s country with the most free trade agreements: altogether 13 agreements have been reached with 52 states, such as the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and the

Brazil`s Next Stop: Tax Reform

The fiscal team of the Brazilian government has started to prepare for its next challenge in Congress: the reform of the highly complex tax system which is experts consider the greatest obstacle for investments and

The Trouble with Argentina’s Economy

“With sustained economic growth, Argentina would be able to avoid another debt crisis. Although there are no silver bullets to put the economy on a more stable path, changing current macroeconomic policies would at least

Brazil’ finance minister optimistic about pension reform and privatizations

“Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Wednesday he is “optimistic” that Congress will pass a pension reform bill that will generate savings of 1 trillion reais (US$ 261.68 billion) over 10 years, in line