13 best things to do in the Brazilian state of São Paulo

By Kevin Raub

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(CNN) — The biggest city in Brazil justifiably hogs the superlatives -- the biggest this! The most that! The tallest this! T...


Latin America’s startup ecosystem is taking off, but it is not for the faint of heart

By Nima Pourshasb

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Contxto – It certainly does feel that, finally, the Latin America moment has arrived. Just this year, Latin American startups have raised US$1.6 billion, Brazilian Nubank became the most valuable digital bank in the world, and top global fu...


Uber to buy Chile's Cornershop as it sets sights on delivering groceries

By Aislinn Laing and Dave Sherwood

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) said on Friday it would buy a majority stake in Chilean online grocery provider Cornershop as the ride hai...


How Brazil can develop its rural economy, increase agricultural production and protect forests

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By B. Pietracci

The recent fires in the Amazon rainforest have raised the question: is it possible to have a new model of development in the region that reconciles forest protection with economic growth?

The pressing threats ...


Amazon Web Services planning to build data centre in Argentina

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By Jorgelina do Rosario & Spencer Soper

 

The cloud-computing ...


A local’s guide to Lima, Peru

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By Lucien O. Chauvin

 

Photos by Omar Lucas

Lima stretches out along the P...


Interview: Ecuador seeks LNG-to-power project developers to support hydro-based energy economy

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By Abache Abreu

Houston — The government of Ecuador is aiming to issue an LNG tender by the end of October seeking offers from parties that are able to supply LNG, as well as a small-scale floating LNG te...


Argentina's markets, caged by controls, strain beneath the surface

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By Gabriel Burin

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s volatile markets look to have been tamed by capital controls imposed by President Mauricio Macri after a sharp sell-off in August. Beneath the surface, however, signs suggest trouble is b...


GrainChain’s Smart Contracts Unite Honduras Coffee Business

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By Danny Nelson

Agro-focused blockchain platform GrainChain has brokered deals across the Honduran coffee supply chain to track the production and trade of beans over its smart contract system.

The launch, announced today, is starting with a 2 percent sliver of Honduras’ 7-million...


Argentina, Turkey wade into tough GEO manufacturing market with joint venture

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By Caleb Henry

PARIS — Satellite manufacturers globally have struggled to keep their factories full amid a prolonged lull in geostationary communications satellite orders.

That hasn’t stopped Argentina and Turkey from standing up a new company that aims to...