Chile's first female president Michelle Bachelet will rise to human rights mission

Link to Original ArticleBy Sophie Gorman for France24

The United Nations General Assembly met on Friday and approved Michelle Bachelet’s appointment as the world body’s new human rights chief.



The former president of Chile,


Chile Fast Becoming an Export Destination for Agrichemicals

Link to Original Article By Bob Fairclough

That the global crop protection market did indeed turn a corner in 2017 is now confirmed as data from the last few outstanding countries has become available. Five months into 2018 there are very few unprocess...


Iván Duque: Colombia's new president sworn into office

Link to Original ArticleFrom BBC News

Colombia's newly-elected President Iván Duque took office on Tuesday, pledging to unite the country and improve economic growth.

The conservative political newcomer was elected in June after a divisive election campaign where he saw off left-wing rival Gustavo Petro.

In his inaugural ad...


What does the future hold for business in Latin America?


Argentina's former Vice-President Amado Boudou jailed for corruption


Chile bans plastic bags for businesses


Brazil’s Unpredictable 2018 Election: An Update

Link to Original Article By Bret Rosen with Americas Quarterly

Here's a framework for understanding a race that is still wide-open.  

Seven months seems like an eternity in Brazil’s wild 2018 election, which appears to shift ground every few days – sometimes hou...


Violent crime in São Paulo has dropped dramatically. Is this why?

Link to Original ArticleBy Robert Muggah & Ilona Szabó with World Economic Forum

Latin America's largest city, São Paulo, was once among the region's most violent. But the bustling metropolis of over 12 million Paulistanos has experienced a remarkable decline...


Why Latin American Business May (Finally) Be Ready for Growth

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by Art Kleiner and Santiago Uribe

  Bernardo Vargas Gibsone, CEO of the Colombian utility and construction company I...


Why do successful companies fail?

Link to Original ArticleBy Evodio Kaltenecker

 

Tea with Mussolini, a Franco Zefirelli´s film, describes a group of sophisticated English women that did not want to accept the deterioration of democracy in Italy in the years before the II World War. The behavior of the ladies that meet for tea every afternoon rese...