[gdlr_notification icon="icon-flag" type="color-background" background="#FF8C00" color="#ffffff"]If you would like to know more about this topic, subscribe to our mailing list here and we will send you our upcoming book Making Sense of Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean.[/gdlr_notification] We face a new and challenging trade and investment … [Read more...] about In Times of Uncertainty, More Regional Integration
Who Would Arrive First on a Trip between Mexico and Panama: A Marathon Runner or a Truck Driver?
Don Heriberto Martinez, a 55-year-old truck driver from El Salvador, spent most of his adult life transporting goods down the Pacific corridor. The corridor is the shortest route between Mexico and Panama, where six billion dollars of commercial goods are transported every year. Martinez usually spends eight days to drive its 3,200 kilometers. On the other hand, Dennis Kimetto … [Read more...] about Who Would Arrive First on a Trip between Mexico and Panama: A Marathon Runner or a Truck Driver?
Are we entering a new era of trade facilitation cooperation in Latin America?
This afternoon, Brazil’s Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services and Argentina’s Ministry of Production announced a technical cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank. The goal is to intensify areas for dialogue between Brazilian and Argentinian governments and private sectors to effectively implement measures to facilitate bilateral trade. The IDB will … [Read more...] about Are we entering a new era of trade facilitation cooperation in Latin America?
Five Findings About the Impact of the Depreciations on Latin American Exports
The exchange rates in most countries in Latin America underwent marked depreciations during the last two years of downturn in global trade. Real depreciations are generally expected to stimulate growth in exports, as when currencies depreciate, domestic goods become cheaper and more competitive abroad. … [Read more...] about Five Findings About the Impact of the Depreciations on Latin American Exports
The Integration Waze: the partnership between INTAL and Latinobarómetro and the region’s demand for integration
The popular smartphone app Waze tells you the quickest, least congested route for getting wherever it is you want to go. Few roads have been as winding as Latin America’s path to integration, which has involved progress and setbacks, bogus shortcuts, and even the occasional roadblock and picket line. So how can we work out the best route to integration? The secret of Waze’s … [Read more...] about The Integration Waze: the partnership between INTAL and Latinobarómetro and the region’s demand for integration