Econ Americas

Argentina leads Latin America in remote work for foreign companies and in the number of workers accepting crypto salaries. The State of Hiring Report 2021, released by global hiring firm Deel in February, revealed more Argentine freelancers are using bitcoin and stablecoins.

To learn more, check out our backgrounder on the topic: https://econamericas.com/2022/03/argentines-put-crypto-to-work/

New investment opportunities are opening up in Ecuador’s mining sector. The government and industry leaders agree the time is now to tap into the nation’s full potential for natural resources.

Gabriella Guerrero, an associate attorney in corporate and energy law at the Robalino Law Firm, explains how policymakers can work toward a healthier business environment to attract foreign capital. Although mining is a strategic sector for economic development, Guerrero explains a great deal of uncertainty surrounds it due to environmental and community hurdles.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2022/04/what-ecuador-needs-to-tap-her-mining-potential/

Renewable energy subsidies are distorting markets in the pursuit of replacing fossil fuels. Learn about how individuals can take action to condemn cronyism within the green movement and support market innovation.

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In January 2022, Adventus Mining and Salazar Resources secured $235.5 million worth of funding to kickstart the construction of the Curipamba mine at the heart of Ecuador. It is a deposit that contains gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc.

Curipamba is part of the public-private partnership program that the Ecuadorian government launched last year to attract foreign investment.

To learn more, check out our backgrounder on the topic: https://econamericas.com/2022/02/how-an-ecuadorian-mining-project-raised-235-5-million/

With less than a decade in operation, Mexico’s fastest-growing stock exchange, Bolsa Institucional de Valores (BIVA), entered the United States and Canada on October 26, 2021.

Check out what BIVA’s alliance with leading trading-infrastructure provider Options Technology entails, and discover how this novel stock exchange has gained ground and competitive advantage.

To learn more, read our backgrounder on the topic: https://econamericas.com/2022/01/us-investors-can-now-tap-into-mexicos-newest-stock-exchange/.

Conservation efforts in Latin America still need a lot of support and incentives in the private sector, and carbon markets are touted as a way to provide much-needed incentives for conservation. Justin Cochrane, director and CEO of Carbon Streaming, explains what carbon credits are and how they offer value to landowners while protecting forests and reducing carbon emissions at the same time.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2022/03/what-works-in-latin-americas-emerging-carbon-markets/

Mining gets a bad rap in Latin America due to its environmental and social impact. Ivan Bebek, a veteran mining executive with extensive business experience in the region, explains how a new generation of firms have turned the page on checkbook diplomacy and instead work out tailored solutions with local communities.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2022/01/what-works-better-checkbook-diplomacy-in-latam/

Mining is a major source of foreign direct investment in Latin America. Mark Brennan, a Colombia-born mining executive with 30 years of financing and operating experience in the Americas and Europe, explains how countries with rich deposits can attract responsible investors.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2021/12/what-latin-america-mining-capital-attract/

The Bolsonaro administration in Brazil had campaigned on major pension, tax, and privatization reforms. Maurício Bento, an economist with the São Paulo Court of Accounts and with the Property Rights Alliance, explains which ones have succeeded, which ones have not, and why.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2021/11/brazil-economic-reform-rocky-road/

The Honduran startup cities—autonomous jurisdictions known as Zones for Employment and Economic Development (ZEDEs)—have barely gotten off the ground and are already facing one of their largest hurdles: elections. Guillermo Peña, a political analyst, entrepreneur, and technical secretary for the Orquídea ZEDE, explains the opposition to ZEDEs and how they could boost investment in Honduras.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2021/10/honduran-startup-cities-zedes-race-prove-worth/

The new Guillermo Lasso administration is injecting optimism into #Ecuador. Juan Fernando Carpio, an economics instructor and business consultant, believes long-term investment is on the rise, although key reforms are required to unleash the dollarized economy’s full potential.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2021/09/ecuador-investors-back-on-the-radar

Bolivia has vast untapped resources in oil, gas, and mining. However, for economist and wealth manager Mauricio Ríos García, investment has dried up after years of institutional degradation.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2021/07/what-investors-bolivia-want-to-see/

Governments across the world are reversing a decades-long trend of low corporate taxation. Martín Litwak, an expert in wealth and fund structuring, explains what this means for Latin American tax havens and tax hells.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2021/06/latin-american-tax-havens-tax-hells/

Panama City’s impressive skyline has a little-known origin: spillover benefits from the country’s vibrant free trade zones.

Surse Pierpoint, a Panamanian entrepreneur and the former manager of Colón’s Free Trade Zone, walks us through the transformative potential of trade in Central America and its opportunities for investors.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2021/05/how-panamas-free-trade-zones-built/

In most developed countries, cryptoassets are mainly speculation assets. In Latin America, on the other hand, they function as money and cross-border payment vehicles. Cristóbal Pereira, a Chilean entrepreneur and financial educator, explains the #crypto​ industry’s potential for the millions of unbanked and underbanked. #Bitcoin

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2021/04/cryptoassets-in-latin-america-thirst/

#Colombia​ is a success story in Latin America: a country that has left rampant violence behind and now attracts high levels of foreign investment. Jorge Castro, a Colombian businessman and financial consultant, describes opportunities in real estate and other promising industries such as #fintech​ and #cannabis​.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2021/03/cannabis-real-estate-investments-in-colombia/

Real negative interest rates in much of the developed world are pushing investors to look for yields in emerging markets. What does Latin America have to offer? Fergus Hodgson, the director of Econ Americas, joins us for our inaugural podcast episode.

Show notes: https://econamericas.com/2021/02/why-...​
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