Latin America. In context.
According to public data from the Worldbank, total combined GDP for Latin America & the Caribbean grew from $78.5 billion in 1960, to $5.65 trillion in 2011 representing an increase from just … Continue reading
The mission of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is to deepen regional integration, while explicitly excluding the United States, Canada, and European nations with regional interests … Continue reading
On April 1st, 1991, Jaime Guzmán was shot at the exit of Catholic University where he was a professor. Guzmán was responsible for founding the Independent Democratic Union Party (UDI) … Continue reading
Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, has been forced to Cuba for medical attention for the third time due to concerns of a cancer recurrence. Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, has confirmed … Continue reading
GDP Per Capita for Latin America and the Caribbean as a single region is projected to increase from $9980 USD in 2010, to $12,000 in 2020 representing an increase of … Continue reading
Transparency International (TI) has published their Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) since 1995, which ranks countries “by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.” The … Continue reading
Initiated in 2004 as a pet project of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, the Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América started as a pact between the impoverished nation of … Continue reading