Uruguay and Chile, least corrupt countries in LAC region says Transparency International

In Latin America, Uruguay leads with a ranking of 21, followed by The Bahamas and Chile both in 24th place, and Venezuela figures at the bottom. Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index fall below the midpoint of a scale spanning 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean),Continue reading “Uruguay and Chile, least corrupt countries in LAC region says Transparency International”

Non-Tariff Barriers Can Connect Trade to Sustainable Development

In the landscape of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, trade is a means of implementation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) on financing for development further specifies the role of trade as “an engine for inclusive growth and poverty reduction, and contributes to the promotion of sustainable development.”Continue reading “Non-Tariff Barriers Can Connect Trade to Sustainable Development”

Will Latin America Regain Prosperity in 2017?

Developments in the United States and China will impact Mexico and South America differently, experts say. Latin America’s major nations are hoping that 2017 will be the year that they finally recover from the lingering impact of weak commodity prices. For the fourth consecutive year, Latin America’s exports contracted in 2016, according to a reportContinue reading “Will Latin America Regain Prosperity in 2017?”