Latin America 2011: Fat, Happy & Uncompetitive

Latin America 2011: Fat, Happy & Uncompetitive

 

In 2011, every economy in Latin America will expand and the region will grow an impressive 4.5 percent, according to International Monetary Fund estimates. Latin America weathered the financial crisis with its banking system intact, a thriving democracy and a resilient, if not expanding, middle class. Brazil basks in the accolades of financial investors, attracting record investment into Latin America. So what is all the fuss about regional competitiveness? Does competitiveness matter when historical levels of wealth are being created in Latin America?... (read on)  

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