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Puerto Rico struggles through tough times as vultures circle

The US territory of Puerto Rico might have an idyllic location but it is struggling with huge debt, hindered by a somewhat inequitable relationship with the mainland. Michael Deibert reports.

Colombia in dispute with Spain’s Electricaribe

Now that Colombia is becoming more stable, investors are keen to get a slice of the new market. But Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa appears to have bitten off more than it can chew with its Electricaribe venture, which has come to grief after overextending itself. Michael Deibert reports.

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Cuba looks towards renewables

Only 4% on Cuba’s energy comes from renewable sources, but the government is committing to a combination of public and private capital to increase this to 24% by 2030. Michael Deibert reports. 

After momentous year, Cuba faces uncertain 2017

The economy is shrinking, but tourist numbers are up. What will the Trump era mean for Cuba?

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Nicaragua tiptoes back to tyranny

Nicaragua seems not have learned from years of political turmoil, which is bad news for potential investors in Central America’s poorest country.

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Former economy minister takes power in Peru

New president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski promises to steward country through continued financial growth.

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The Panama Papers is the least of Central America’s woes

Corruption, resignations, drug wars: the Mossack Fonseca leak – known globally as 'the Panama Papers' – may have made headlines, but Central America has far more pressing problems to address if it is ever to regain investor confidence.

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Jamaica’s new leader makes tax and investment pledges

Jamaica's recent change in government promises much for the foreign investment prospects of the country, with newly elected prime minister Andrew Holness promising to turn Jamaica into “the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean”.

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Barack Obama announces visit to Cuba

US president Barack Obama's decision to become the first serving US president to visit Cuba in more than 80 years is further proof that the relationship between these two countries is changing.

Miami's bigger slice of investment

Miami's bigger slice of investment

Miami's recent history has been turbulent, both economically and socially, but this does not seem to have damaged its allure. Indeed, in recent years Chinese investors have been particularly active in the city, though its strength remains its reputation as the US's main link to the Latin American world.

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