| Shanker Satyanath and Arvind Subramanian1
IMF Working Paper
China, keen to see its influence grow in Latin America, will be hoping that Argentina turns out to be a better bet than Venezuela
Cuba may be 90 miles off the US coast but for many it is a complete unknown. That hasn't stopped investors lining up to figure out how best to tap into a market isolated for more than 50 years
Caught between economic decline and toxic political scandals, Brazil is on the edge. Can new finance minister Joaquim Levy pull it back towards recovery?
In the 1966 film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, it was the Mexican Tuco Ramirez playing the not-so-good looking one. The movie title is a neat way to categorise Latin American countries’ situation in the face of a plunge in oil prices, though half a century on Mexico’s role has changed.
Something needs to be done to improve lending in the country. That’s what competition should do… We’re so far from where we should be in terms of credit-to-GDP
Jesse Ang, International Finance Corp
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