Latin American Countries Are The Worst In The World In Math, Science And Reading, OECD Study Finds
Despite efforts by governments, Latin American students failed to attain average world levels in math, science and reading.
NGO Names Uruguay Most Transparent Country In Latin America, Venezuela Most Corrupt
The most transparent country in the region has made headlines due to its progressive social laws and openness of government.
Brazil Q3 GDP Contraction Shows Flaws In Economic Model Driven By Consumer Spending, Not Investment
Brazil may not be on the verge of a recession, but analysts warn it will continue to disappoint those who expect strong growth.
Enrique Peña Nieto Marks A Year As Mexico's President Amid Reform, Protests, Hurricanes, And A Deal With China
Enrique Peña Nieto had an eventful first year at the helm of the second-biggest economy in Latin America.
Brazil Q3 2013 GDP Preview: Economists Predict Drop, But No Recession Ahead
The nation is likely to post a tough quarter marked by currency rate swings, declining consumer spending and a possible credit rating downgrade.
Grenada Turns To Nutmeg To Boost Economy, Fight Unemployment
The tiny Caribbean island nation wants to go from beach paradise to agricultural powerhouse, thanks to one crop.
UN Warns Peru: GDP Growth Is Harming The Environment
Peru is one of the fastest growing nations in South America, but the expansion is coming at a price.
Real Estate Prices In Brazil Have Spiked 200 Percent Since 2008 -- Is The Bubble About To Burst?
Brazil's big city apartment prices are currently 60% higher than in Miami - enough to worry Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller.
Argentina's YPF Shares Spike In Buenos Aires Following Potential Agreement With Repsol
The compensation agreement is not yet finalized, but YPF is already seeing benefits.
How The Venezuelan Bolivar, The Argentine Peso, The Brazilian Real And The Mexican Peso Fared Against The Dollar In 2013
It has been a hard year for the region's currencies -- and the trend is not going to end anytime soon.
San Diego And Tijuana Envision Project To Join Airports, Funded By, Among Others, Tycoon Sam Zell
An overpass between the two cities could spur economic growth, and an American tycoon is backing it.
North Korean Ship Chong Chon Gang, Stopped For Carrying Undeclared Warfare, Still Stalled In Panama; Pyongyang Refuses To Pay Fine
The case of the undeclared fighter jets and missiles in a North Korean ship is ongoing, as the Chong Chon Gang remains stuck on Panama's shore.
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro Seizes Control Of Spiraling Economy Under New 'Special Powers'
In an attempt to regain control of the chaotic Venezuelan economy, Maduro was granted special powers.
Brazil Unemployment Drops To Record Low In October, But Wages Remain Stagnant
Brazil's joblessless fell to new low, but rate of job-creation and wage growth slowing down.
Mexico’s Q3 GDP Beats Expectations, But Near-Term Future Looks Cloudy
Mexico's economy in Q3 reversed a contraction from the prior quarter.
World Toilet Day 2013: In Latin America, 120 Million People Do Not Have Access To Toilets Or Sanitation
More than 2 billion people in the world -- 120 million in Latin America -- haven't even heard of a toilet before.
Mexico Q3 2013 GDP Preview: Economists Sees Slow Recovery Of 0.7% Growth, Following Q2 Contraction
The nation has had a rough go in 2013, but it might be making a comeback.
Tracking System Keeps Uruguayan Cows Healthy; Thriving Meat Industry Is 6th In The World
Uruguayan beef has reached worldwide fame for its quality -- and here is why.
The End Of The Monroe Doctrine? John Kerry Calls For Closer Ties With Latin America On Basis Of Equality, But Warns Cuba Must Speed Up Reforms
In its first speech covering Latin America, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry preached for improved in relations throughout the region.
Chile Is Latin America's Best Country To Do Business, 34 In The World; Venezuela Is Worst, 181 In The World
With many free trade agreements and easy rules for opening business, this country is the go-to destination in Latin America for entrepreneurs.
Remittances To Latin American Nations, Except Mexico, Recovering To Pre-Recession Levels
Remittances to Latin America is returning to pre-crisis levels, with the notable exception of the biggest recipient.
Bolivia's Coca Crops Surpass Legitimate Demand Needs; EU Fears Excess Cultivation For Cocaine Production
The EU found that Bolivia's coca crops are four times what local consumption demands. Where is the excess going?
Reversal Of Fortune: Deforestation Of Amazon Rainforest Increased By 28% Over Past Year
Is the Brazilian Amazon back to the dangerous rates of deforestation of 2007?
Violence Costs Mexico 15% Of Its GDP In Health Care, Security Expenses And Material Losses
The country pays a high price for its crime rate, much of it drug-related.
Argentina To Put First Satellite In Space Using Own Launch Technology By 2015
The first Latin American nation to send a satellite in orbit using its own rocket may be, surprisingly, not the region's aerospace powerhouse.
Mexico's Surprising Wine Industry Is In Trouble
Mexico boasts the oldest wine-growing region in the Americas, but it's facing a big challenge from developers.
CNPC Buys 100 Percent Of Peruvian Branch Of Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) For $2.6B
The sale, part of the Brazilian-owned oil company disinvestment plan, also includes selling Argentina assets.
Nicaragua’s Volcanoes Fuel Green Energy Drive
The nation is aspiring to become the "greenest" in Central America.
In Mexico, Retirees Resort To Informal Jobs To Make Up For Meager Pensions
Never mind the years they spent paying their taxes, many retirees in Mexico do not make enough with their pensions to make ends meet.
Santiago De Chile Is The New Luxury Capital Of South America, With Sales Of Over $30 Million
Low tariffs and a higher purchase power per capita make Chile a prime market for luxury brands, but the market still has lots of room to grow.