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Latin American economic growth just 0.5 percent this year, says UN

AFP - July 29, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile – The economy of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow just 0.5 percent this year, half the previous forecast and the lowest level in six…

World Bank offers encouraging prognosis for Central America in 2015
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World Bank offers encouraging prognosis for Central America in 2015

Larry Luxner - December 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. – A strong U.S. economy and lower world oil prices will only mean good news for Central America next year, predicts the World Bank…

Regional investment is key to Central American security, say foreign ministers
Alliance for Prosperity
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Alliance for Prosperity
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Regional investment is key to Central American security, say foreign ministers

Larry Luxner - November 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The influx of immigrants to the United States from the three countries of Central America’s “Northern Triangle” region won’t see significant reduction until…

New report includes paper on what Cuban economists might learn from Costa Rica
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New report includes paper on what Cuban economists might learn from Costa Rica

Larry Luxner - November 21, 2014

Related: Cuba embargo under pressure as Obama urged to pull down barriers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cuba, whose halting reforms have failed to energize the island’s stagnant, centralized economy,…

Costa Rica among top 3 most competitive economies in Latin America, says report
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Costa Rica among top 3 most competitive economies in Latin America, says report

Zach Dyer - September 5, 2014

Costa Rica was among the top three most "competitive" economies in Latin America last year, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015, released on…

Costa Rica named among countries most successfully combating deforestation in new report
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Costa Rica named among countries most successfully combating deforestation in new report

Zach Dyer - June 6, 2014

Costa Rica can count itself among the world’s most effective tropical forest conservationists, according to a surprisingly upbeat report from the Union of Concerned Scientists on reductions…

World Bank chief to OAS: Still ‘long way to go’ toward social equality in Latin America
Latin America
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Latin America
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World Bank chief to OAS: Still ‘long way to go’ toward social equality in Latin America

Larry Luxner - April 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After Dr. Jim Yong Kim graduated from college in 1993, his first trip to Washington was to join a noisy protest against the World…

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