September 1, 2009
by Karim Shariff*
Ghislain de Castelbajac, a French transnational living in Dubai, married to an Indian American with a son aptly named Vasco, understands the new globalization. In the dusty Gulf, Castelbajac is a known trailblazer. He now represents Fanalca a large family conglomerate based in Colombia, active in the automotive industry, solid waste management, and urban mass transportation finding strategic partners in the Gulf.In March, Qatar and Cuba launched a $75 million project to create a five-star resort on the Caribbean island, which receives about 2.3 million tourists a year. The gas-rich Gulf state is set to become the first Arab country to invest in Cu
Capital flow between the Middle East and LatAm is more than just a pipe dream. The South-South link is forged and set to get a lot stronger.