Latin America News Roundup March 4, 2013

News Analysis: Spoonful of reforms helps Latin America capital flows go down Reuters “Currency appreciation pressures are a problem if they are too intense but it’s also an opportunity to jump start structural reforms in order to improve productivity, which is one of the Achilles’ heels of the region,” said IIF Chief Latin America …  AMC/Sundance Channel Secures ‘Rectify’ […]

Latin America News Roundup March 2, 2013

News Latin America Green News: Solar power gets a boost in Chile, wastewater runoff … Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) Home › Contributors › Amanda Maxwell › Latin America Green News: Solar power gets a boost in Chile, wastewater runoff pollutes rivers in Costa Rica, petroleum subsidies come under the microscope in Mexico, energy efficiency targets light up Central … […]

Latin American Airlines Project Combined $800 Million Profit in 2010

Interestingly, Reuters reports that the person that made the prediction, IATA Director-General Giovanni Bisignani, also predicts North American airlines will lose $1.8 Billion in 2010. The most interesting thing about this report is that it flies in the face of the commonly held belief that Latin American companies are somehow less efficient, or run in a […]

Joanna Shields Joins Facebook as Head of EMEA

Joanna Shields, who was instrumental in Bebo’s sale to AOL for $850 million in 2008 has joined Facebook as head of EMEA operations. Technically, she’ll be vice-president of sales and business development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Photo Credit: AIB London The current vp of EMEA, Blake Chandlee, was the first Facebook employee […]

Typical Latin American Country Has Low Productivity

An article published on Newsweek says that the low productivity of Latin American countries is to blame for the region’s low per capita income and lack of development. The Inter-American Development bank (IDB) appears to have sponsored the study. Photo Credit: thejourney1972 (away until april) That article, is a complete load of manure. Let me […]

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