José Antonio Ocampo, President-elect Gustavo Petro’s selection, had campaigned for another candidate.
Government policy, macroeconomic trouble and political crisis are holding the country back.
A shocking rise in crime accompanies institutional division and a stalled government agenda, even as the economy recovers.
A recent agreement with the lender does little to solve underlying problems.
Has Alberto Fernández learned the wrong lessons from 2002?
The president’s dismantling of the economy may soon come to haunt him.
Brazil’s finance minister must figure out how to balance an expensive emergency aid program, growing market concerns, and his boss: the president.
Too many Argentines are left outside the most productive sectors of the economy, a leading economist writes.
Nicolás Maduro has little fiscal and political room to maneuver as scarcity and food insecurity worsen.
Leading economists from Argentina, Colombia and Brazil debate UBI and its role in mitigating the economic toll of COVID-19.
Migrant influxes can be a boon for economies, but not without political will, good technology, and some fiscal flexibility.
Which countries are most vulnerable? Latin America expert Shannon O’Neil joins AQ’s editor-in-chief to discuss.
Brazil’s political crisis is moving at such intense speed that it’s hard for even dedicated analysts to keep up. AQ’s editor-in-chief spoke on Tuesday with Moody’s ratings agency’s chief analyst for Brazil, Samar Maziad, about how the changes in Brasilia are affecting the economy. At the time, there were rumors that former President Luiz Inácio … Read more
The expansion of global trade in recent decades has contributed significantly to economic growth and poverty reduction throughout the Western Hemisphere. Fueling this trade expansion were two major structural changes in the global economy: the globalization of manufacturing processes and an unprecedented increase in the trade of services and outsourcing across borders. With the onset … Read more
Latin America’s recent economic success carries with it the risk of complacency among the region’s policymakers. Economic growth during 2003–2007 was the highest in the region since the adoption of neoliberal policies in the early 1980s. Most of South America seems to be well on the road to recovery from the global financial crisis, while … Read more