As the first anniversary for the expanded Panama Canal looms, expectations about box ship throughput have been surpassed, although there are some hurdles to be faced
Venezuela is by far the region's worst performing economy. Venezuela's GDP is expected to continue to contract in 2017. Inflation is expected to top 700% this year.
In a state seized by a dramatic surge in drug dealing, Bal Harbour police were about to take their controversial sting operation far outside Florida. Police wired drug money to known drug traffickers, money launderers; Hundreds of thousands went to man who is now top aide to President Nicolás Maduro
Bolivia's media owners warned they could possibly lose their permits due to a decree that made their renewal process extremely difficult.
BCR expects the Inca nation to record the second highest growth in the region (3.5%) in 2017, only behind Bolivia (3.9%), but outperforming Paraguay (3.5%), Argentina (3.0%) and Colombia (2.4%).