October 2003

América Móvil Moves In


The Mexican cellular operator has gobbled up competitors in South America in a bid to be a top player in every market where it operates.

Arrogance Abroad

How two of the world's largest telecom companies bungled an opportunity to grab a chunk of Latin America's fastest-growing wireless market.

Coming Out of the Freezer

Memories are receding of the chill that iced over the Latin American capital markets. Companies in the region are again able to raise finance in any number of flavors. I...



Going for Broke


Argentina extracted a favorable deal from the IMF but its victory could be short-lived if the country fails to address critical policy weaknesses.

Latin America's Quiet Flyer


Relatively unknown by investors outside of its home region, LanChile is growing and profitable at a time when the world's mightiest airlines have faltered.

Mid-Size Ministering


Pedro Aspe, the former Mexican finance minister who resurrected the country's finances in the late 1980s, raises money for small- to medium-sized companies starved of cap...



Political Problems Bedevil Toledo


Despite Peru's strong economic record, its president is very unpopular and investors are frustrated by his policy indecision.

Running Out of Time


Colombia will soon become a net importer of oil unless it can attract more investment. International oil companies want the government to offer them a better deal.

The Edge of a Hedge

As Latin American investors chase higher yields, the hedge fund business in the region is reeling in assets.

The Mexican Banking Crisis Lives On


Eight years after the government's banking intervention, the Mexican public still lacks a full accounting of the costly decisions taken to stabilize the country's financi...

The Next Paraguay


The Risks of Regulation

Supervising banks in Latin America can be tantamount to playing with political dynamite as regulators struggle to keep often dysfunctional banking systems out of danger.

Corporate Analysis

Find out how the region's corporate sector is faring with an exhaustive analysis of revenues, Ebitda, profits and debt with industry and country comparisons. Data provide...