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‘The 17th edition of the Latin American Business Environment Report

The 17th edition of the Latin American Business Environment Report (LABER) represents the first edition in which principal authorship was assumed by Brian Gendreau, the new director of the University of Florida’s Latin American Business Environment Program. Timothy McLendon will continue to author the legal environment section. With a new author come some changes in appearance and focus, as well as the introduction of two Latin American countries in the Caribbean (Cuba and Haiti). The most obvious change…

Uruguay: Renewable Energy

Uruguay Achieves 96% in Renewable Energy
What a few years ago seemed like a dream in a country with energy shortages, today is a reality. “In 2016, the electricity generation matrix was 96% renewable, with 63% hydro, 25% wind, 7% biomass and 1% photovoltaic. Only 4% of electricity generation was of fossil origin. ” Now, Uruguay exports its surplus energy, with on the spot modality. Since 2005, Uruguay has started to promote the installation of energy production plants, based on renewable resources. Prior to this, it depended on the hydraulic…

Emerging markets soar as investors turn off ‘America First’ President Trumps Policies

Predictions about the future of financial markets went badly astray last November when Donald Trump was unexpectedly elected president. The “Trump bump” hasn’t just been a bonanza for US investors. Most predictions back before November 8 were for shares to plummet with the defeat of Hillary Clinton and that emerging markets exporting to the US would be hit hardest. In South America Argentina, Chile and Uruguay were pointed out by so called experts as the ones that would be most affected. This was due…

Food Security report points out the Farming needs for a ‘sustainable intensification’

The quest to feed the world’s rapidly growing population over the next 40 years needs a front loaded approach to funding agricultural research, according to a report on food security released recently. New science and technologies are among the tools needed to achieve a huge ‘sustainable intensification’ of agriculture aimed at feeding the nine billion people expected to inhabit the planet by 2050, says ‘The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability’,…

Peru Visa Requirements

Applying for a visa in a new country can be confusing. Therefore, expats arriving to a new country are strongly encouraged to ask for advice from a professional immigration lawyer, even if procedures seem relatively easy. Here, we provide a simple guide of visa types with key concepts any expat should know before relocating to Peru. Business Visa. This is a single entry visa that lasts up to 90 days and is issued by your country’s Peruvian Embassy. It takes up to four days for this type of visa to be issued,…

Opinion: The 10 biggest Latin America market entry blunders

Over the last 25 years, Americas Market Intelligence senior consultants have led more than 2,000 client engagements in Latin America. Along the way, we have witnessed many a blunder when it comes to entering markets in Latin America. To help companies learn from the mistakes we’ve observed while conducting market research, competitive intelligence and analysing Latin American risk, we created a top 10 list of market entry mistakes. As Latin America returns to growth in 2017, we hope these market entry tips…