Obesity “frightening” in Latin America

More than two thirds of people living in Chile, Ecuador and Mexico are overweight or obese, costing their economies tens of billions of dollars every year, driving rates of disease and straining health services, a U.N. report said on Tuesday. Read more: ​http://news.trust.org/item/20170425173713-munj7 Advertisements

Ranking LATAM Economies by GDP

Latin America as a region accounts for more than three trillion dollars annually. Of course, Brazil is a powerhouse economically; however, as indicated by the charts below, the Amazonian nation suffers from a chronically now income per capita. Peru, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile are all expected to have growth rates over 5% annually. Argentina has…

Foreign Influence and the Monroe Doctrine Today

With the introduction of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, influence from outside powers in Central and South America had been strategically limited to the United States. It is a doctrine that shaped the Cold War, and has served to deter international meddling in Central and South America. Recently, influence is growing from unexpected regions; notably, from…