Arcos Dorados, franchiser of McDonald's in Latin America and the Caribbean, may be showing some signs that investors should be worried about.
Investors who tried to buy a piece of Brazil’s success story through embattled Brazilian businessman Eike Batista’s many companies now at least have the chance to buy and take home a piece of the tycoon´s failed empire.
My, how things change. On March 9, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, former commander of the most formidable Marxist guerrilla force in Latin America's history, El Salvador's Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), will almost certainly be elected president of his country. Show More Summary
Latin America Wind Market Assessment;Wind Power Activities by Country: Developers/Owners, Wind Plant Sizes, Wind Turbines Deployed, Commissioning Dates, Market Share, and Capacity Forecasts 4Q 2013 (Navigant Research) “…Wind plant construction...Show More Summary
In 2012, after working as a photographer in Latin America for the better part of a decade, Joana Toro moved to New York to study English. Toro soon found herself in need of extra money, which led her roommate Marcela to introduce her to the semi-legal world of Times Square street performers. Show More Summary
Frank Biden, Joe Biden’s brother and director at Sun Fun Americas, is going to install solar energy throughout Latin America. The company, which has more than $800 million in financing, announced a solar project in Guancaste, Costa Rica this week. … Continue reading ?
With 5 million people, or 10.6% of the total population, Colombia has the largest Afro-descendant population in Latin America, behind only Brazil, according to a 2005 census. There are, however, serious difficulties in quantifying blackness, given the mixed ethnic backgrounds of many Colombians. The stigma associated with African descent in much...
The small-screen version of the horror film franchise, the first scripted drama from the El Rey Network, will drop on Netflix in Canada, Latin America and select European territories later this month. read more
Back away from One Hundred Years of Solitude and toss that old paperback of La casa de los Espíritus into the book donation bin, because Latin America’s rich literary heart was beating long before “the Boom,” long before colonization, even—and it hasn’t slowed yet. The post 9 Latin American Writers You Should be Reading in 2014 appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Latin America has become one of the hottest growth markets for wind energy. Globalization is driving sustainable economic growth in most Latin American countries, resulting in greater energy demand. Wind is increasingly viewed as a valuable and essential answer to increasing electricity generation across most markets in Latin America. Show More Summary
“We would suggest you dress up a little bit more ‘formal’ when you have to interact with clients”. By “formal” he means, you have to renounce your cultural heritage because you belong to an indigenous group in Ecuador and your look is too ‘ethnic’ for business. This is a...
Peek wants to be the Open Table of events and tours. It just raised $5 million from investors like StubHub cofounder Jeff Fluhr and Orbitz board member Brad Gerstner to make that happen. This new funding round will allow Peek …
Latin America’s progress in reducing poverty is starting to slow
February was a busy month in Latin America’s tech scene, with several startups raising major rounds of funding and Apple opening its first retail store in Brazil. Here’s the news... Keep reading ?
A selection of stories on the Americas from around the web: Persuading witnesses to testify to crimes in Honduras Fractures in El Salvador's gang truce Latin America's silence on Venezuela 100 days to go for Brazil
by Ronald Delegge As if war between Russia and Ukraine wasn't bad enough, emerging market stocks are still dealing with two other major problems: China's unfolding credit crisis and Latin America's currency and political turmoil. Russia's...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil traders are past masters at handicapping geo-political risks, from war in the Middle East to resource nationalists in Latin America. Lately, they face another confounding political landscape: Washington.
A CleanTechnica reader recently asked how Latin America’s largest solar farm would compare with the largest solar farms in North America. That led me to updating our lists of the largest solar PV and concentrated solar power (CSP) plants on our Solar Power page. Show More Summary
By Achilles Research: Telefonica (TEF) is still my top telco bet for 2014 and beyond. The Spanish telecommunications giant with a large presence in Latin America has fallen from grace in 2012 as the company decided to suspend its dividend...Show More Summary
"The eBay of Latin America" beats estimates, and pops big.