Geography/Latin America/Peru

  • The End of Corruption Culture in Latin America?

    Accountability in the region creates space for safer investments

    Odebrecht was once synonymous with Latin America’s most ambitious public works projects. Today, those who hear the name think only of the web of malfeasance that has engulfed the region and continues to extend beyond the continent. But, as negative as these new revelations may seem, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and opportunities along the way. The pragmatic efforts of police and judicial actors show that some countries in the region are ready to face impunity head on. If Latin America can continue down the road to accountability, US investors could be the first to benefit.

    What started as a money laundering investigation in Brazil in 2014, the case of Odebrecht, Brazil’s largest construction company, has today developed into the deepest corruption scandal Latin America has seen, with top leaders implicated. Just this week, major newspapers
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  • Marczak Writes for Peru’s El Comercio About the Importance of the Pacific Alliance for the Agenda of Peru’s President-Elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK)


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  • Crisis in Brazil Seen as Foreign Trade Opportunity

    Brazil’s recent political and economic instability, while bringing uncertainty to the region, is also seen as creating an opportunity for the country to refocus its development efforts internationally.

    “Times of crisis are times of opportunities,” Daniel Godinho, Brazil’s secretary for trade, said at the Atlantic Council in Washington on June 28.

    “There’s a growing consensus in Brazil that in order to guarantee the future, we have to add foreign trade to our strategy,” he added.

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  • Schechter Quoted by The Daily Caller on Peru's Close Election


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