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Gustavo Leite

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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Peru finance minister plots to stay ahead of Latam peers

Peru’s minister of economy and finance tells Jason Mitchell that treacherous weather systems and China’s shrinking demand for commodities will not stop the country’s return to growth.

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Joined-up thinking: how PPPs are shaping Peru's infrastructure

Peru’s infrastructure needs a significant upgrade, and the government is looking to private investors to help fill the holes.

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In good health: how the PPP model has revolutionised Peru's hospitals

The public-private partnership model has proved its financial viability in the construction of hospitals in Peru, paving the way for a greater role in healthcare infrastructure and even tourism.

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Paraguay minister of culture seeking to build on Asuncion overhaul

Mabel Causarano, Paraguay’s minister of culture, is also involved in securing investment for the rejuvenation of capital city Asuncion's historic centre. She believes this will act as a catalyst to a wider regeneration of Paraguay, as Jason Mitchell discovers.

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