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There’s nothing inevitable about Brazil’s recovery – but today’s news shows why investors are willing to give the country the benefit of the doubt.
Investors shouldn’t avoid countries with noisy anti-corruption campaigns – instead, they should consider betting on them.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met Tuesday with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City to foster a closer relationship between the two largest markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Lack of clarity of the regulations and lack of good faith by some community leaders have slowed important investments in Guatemala.
The Guatemalan state has failed in its obligations to consult Indigenous peoples.
In Peru, banks are key players in mitigating—even preventing—flareups over resource extraction that could threaten the banking sector.

Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe plans to do a tour of Silicon Valley companies and universities today in an attempt to attract investment to the Caribbean nation. Lamothe has meetings scheduled with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, as well as executives from Google, Apple and other top executives about opportunities for technological innovation in Haiti.

The two regional giants must find some common ground if their relationship is to continue to develop at such a rapid pace. If not, more Brazilian protectionist policies may be on the horizon.
CAFTA Tangles: After a rocky start, the free trade pact linking the U.S., Central America and the Dominican Republic finally takes off.
Recent research suggests that exclusion represents a severe drag on the region's economic growth and stability. Tackling high inequality and low social mobility is fundamental to getting economies on a sure footing.


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