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Latin America braced for SEZ surge

Latin American countries have a variable record when it comes to setting up special economic zones and providing an environment in which they can thrive. However, as Jason Mitchell finds, politicians are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of SEZs and are acting accordingly.

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Can Latam tourism live up to its potential?

Littered with Unesco World Heritage Sites and areas of natural beauty, Latin America should be a leading global tourism destination. However, as Jason Mitchell discovers, the region's image problem and poor connectivity are putting off both holidaymakers and would-be investors alike.

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PPP for Brazil’s parks and recreation

Brazil’s interim government plans to put out to tender the maintenance and running of many national parks as part of a major public-private partnership drive, which includes many infrastructure projects. Jason Mitchell reports.

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Latin America's start-up boom

The start-up scene in Latin America is – for the most part – blossoming, though each of the major countries in the region appears to be working to a very different strategy. Jason Mitchell looks at the impact of the venture capital spent in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile.

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Industry minister wants Paraguay to be Latam's 'factory'

Paraguay may be dwarfed by its near South American neighbours but its central location gives it a logistics advantage, while low taxes and high labour productivity are driving growth in the industrial and financial sectors, the country’s minister of commerce and industry, Gustavo Leite, tells Jason Mitchell.

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Bogotá eyes Latin America tech hub status

Bogotá is one of Latin America's largest cities, but it is beset by housing and transport problems. While it is looking to resolve these issues, it is also focusing on becoming a Latam innovation and technology hub by 2025, as Jason Mitchell discovers.

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Latin American IFCs strive to make their voices heard

Latin America's international finance centres are jostling for position in an attempt to capture a bigger slice of this growing market. Jason Mitchell looks at how São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Mexico City are standing out from the crowd while adopting a more integrated approach throughout the region.

Is Latin America losing its FDI appeal?

Aggregate FDI inflows to Latin America have declined in 2015, but not all countries are suffering equally, as Jason Mitchell investigates.

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Peru's partnership plan to beat slowing economic growth

Peru's economy – for so long one of the leading lights in Latin America – has slowed a little of late amid political uncertainty and a decline in demand from China. However, its prospects are still strong and a further embracing of public-private partnerships is proving to be a real cause for enthusiasm.

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Peru set to stick to proven PPP formula

Peru’s public-private partnerships are attracting both domestic and overseas interest thanks to their solid legal framework and government support.

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