On Oct. 7, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos became the sixth Latin American to win the Nobel Peace Prize as he was recognized for his efforts to end a 52-year-long civil conflict, the last major war in the Americas. But for supporters of Colombia’s peace process, it was a bittersweet moment. Eleven days earlier, the president had clasped hands with his sworn enemy, … [Read more...] about Colombia: Bringing Fighters Back Into the Fold?
By Paolo Giordano* According to the latest edition of the Trade and Integration Monitor of the IDB, exports from Latin America and the Caribbean fell at an annualized rate of 10.9% in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014 - the biggest drop recorded since the trade collapse of 2009. The total for the year is therefore expected to stay in the red, … [Read more...] about Double-dip of Latin American Exports: a call for diversification