Latin America’s biggest challenges – and a plan to tackle them
All the highlights from Day 2 of our meeting in Latin America.
Latin America has enjoyed almost a decade of continual growth. Now the region has arrived at a crossroads, both in the face of global developments and regional transformations.
On the one hand, growth rates are stalling, aggravated by external macroeconomic pressures, falling commodity prices and a low savings rate in various countries. On the other hand, the region is entering a new phase of international trade and witnessing historic political milestones.
All the highlights from Day 2 of our meeting in Latin America.
All the highlights from the first day of the World Economic Forum on Latin America.
Latin America is a continent on the verge of an historical shift. How can regional leaders set an agenda for a prosperous and inclusive future?
What should be done to make Latin America's cities more equal and less dangerous?
Venezuela's economic crisis could become a humanitarian disaster, Argentina's president has warned.
Medellin, once a city ruled by crime, drug trafficking and domestic war in the last 20 years of the past century, has made it on to the list of the top 10 urban innovations. This may soun...
Cuba is a country of contradictions: doctors dance, engineers drive taxis, and teachers farm tobacco, says April Rinne.
When Portugal decriminalized drugs, drug-related deaths fells by 80%. Is legalization the way forward?
A Colombian peace deal is imminent, says President Santos.
Sluggish growth, political turmoil, the Zika virus - the news from Latin America in recent months hasn’t been great. But things could be about to change. Here's why.
Returning to Colombia and hosted in Medellín, the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2016 convenes at a remarkable time for the city: Medellín’s transformation over the past two decade...
Latin American economies have seen two decades of substantial economic and social progress. Yet, with less favourable external conditions, and a slowdown in growth, how can the region bui...
Renewable energy is not just a reaction to climate change and Latin America is proof of that, says Francesco Starace.
Food riots are the latest manifestation of Venezuela's collapsing economy.
Latin America is home to some of the most corrupt countries in the world. But that might be changing.
All young Colombians have ever known is a country at war. This may be about to change, but fresh challenges await.
While American and European markets may be known for fast-growing companies, market conditions in Africa, Asia-Pacific and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions offer some of...
We must understand that health is a pillar of development for a country and Latin America must improve public health outcomes, or social and economic improvements won’t be sustainable, wr...
Youth unemployment is one of the biggest challenges for our global economy. This issue is especially relevant in Latin America, says David Herranz.
To drive inclusive growth, Latin America must provide all its citizens with the opportunity to master the 21st-century skills they need to succeed in the rapidly evolving global digital e...
Latin America is packed with great literary talent – here's a round-up of Nobel Prize-winning authors from the region.
Latin American countries have displayed an extraordinary commitment to sustainable development in their extensive participation in the 2030 Agenda. They must now show their ability to lea...
Economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has clinched Peru’s tightest presidential election in more than 50 years. Here's what you need know.
As government policies for attracting foreign direct investment bear fruit, it is now time to consider the need for creating a strong, competitive, local private sector.
We may be living in an age of revolutionary technological breakthroughs, but innovation alone isn't enough to benefit economies, argues Dani Rodrik.
Markets evolve, and if rules remain unchanged, they prevent the flow of innovation, explains Ana Fernanda Maiguashca
Growth is slowing in Latin America: how can the region bounce back?
Inclusive growth - and ultimately stronger economies - could be on the horizon in Latin America.
The informal economy - the part of an economy that is neither taxed, nor monitored by any form of government – is a growing problem in emerging markets, explains Ana Fernanda Maiguashca
Necessity is the mother of invention, and history shows that a crisis is often the catalyst of rapid innovation says Leonardo Framil and Armen Ovanessoff.
After a financial crisis, questions are usually asked about the regulators and their decision-making bodies. What can we do to strengthen the resilience of the banking system? More specif...
We know the world is changing, and fast. But we shouldn’t be surprised. After all, the technology that’s allowing us to bring this new digital world to life is of our own doing, says Bas ...
In the face of Latin America’s challenges of ongoing inequality, stalling growth rates and corruption, there is a door of opportunity: enter social entrepreneurship.
Applying a prudent fiscal policy contributes to smooth social expenditures and consequently, fosters economic stability. But this requires political courage from both policy makers and po...
Using technology to digitize education across this region will lead to further innovation, social inclusion, job creation and national competitiveness.
Latin America's creative economy must be transformed into a development engine for the population as a whole.
Latin America has been hit hard by falling commodity prices and balance sheet exposure to the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. It's time to go back to basics.
As hundreds of leaders meet in Medellín for the World Economic Forum on Latin America, here are some of the top economic and finance issues they’ll be discussing.
A rapid increase in corporate debt, as well as an abundance of cheap foreign money has increased risk in Latin America.
Over the last 200 years, Latin America, like most other regions, has seen a dramatic improvement in its economic and social indicators. But it can still do more.
Farmers would be more inclined to adopt environmentally friendly methods if they were given formal tenure or ownership of land.
In the Region of the Americas, the number of people who are living with an NCD (noncommunicable disease) is estimated to be over 200 million.