Latin America. In context.
Colombian authorities have launched a manhunt for the drug traffickers who were responsible for massacre of 10 peasants in Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia this week. It is believed they … Continue reading
Below is a depiction of government debt levels for the seven largest economies in Latin America. Government debt accounted for approximately 46% of GDP across Latin America in 2011. As of 2011, … Continue reading
Since initiating market reforms in 1990 under the administration of President César Gaviria, Colombia’s economy has climbed from a GNI of $38 billion to over $435 billion today , with … Continue reading
On Sunday, a powerful earthquake hit Colombia near Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali due to a subducting Nazca plate. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) the quake was a 7.3 … Continue reading
Mercosur is a full customs union encompassing Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay y Uruguay. On Tuesday, the 31st of July, Venezuela joined that group making it one of the largest economies in … Continue reading
On Friday, the Constitutional Court of Colombia approved a proposal from the government to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, and also included cocaine as a narcotic permissible for personal use. … Continue reading
With 3,266,199 square miles of terrestrial territory, Brazil is the 5th largest country by landmass behind Russia, China, and the US of A. While Russia is in a league of … Continue reading