Latin America

Colombia’s Superintendent for Health fined six healthcare intermediaries over $1 million each last week, after finding that their failure to provide adequate health and vaccination services to indigenous communities had contributed to the deaths of 12 Wayuu children in the northern department of La Guajira.

On Monday, Brazil introduced new rules aimed at curbing the country’s unusually high rate of caesarean sections.

The transformative power of digital finance.
Book Review: Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall, by Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán.
Falling commodity prices dim the region's outlook. 2015 may be the fifth straight year of weak growth.
What challenges does Latin America face in regulating telecommunications technology?
How the Internet Is turning Latin America's small businesses into global traders.
Defense budgets get a boost from science.
Internet users are wealthier, more urban—and more tolerant—than their unconnected compatriots.
Why digital currency can be a game-changer for Latin America.