Interview with Juan Gabriel Pérez: Bogota, business hub in Latin America. Companies that establish their operations in Bogota can reach an extended market of more than 1.4 billion inhabitants, 60 countries and 48 trillion dollars.
Political unrest in neighboring countries such as Chile or Ecuador could heavily strengthen Peru’s economic attractiveness in the near future. By partnering with local market expert’s companies can optimally prepare themselves for this impending turnaround and target Peru as an investment or expansion destination.
In August 2013, the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the European Union was established. The main objectives of the Free Trade Agreement were to cut back on trade barriers, further the development of the Andean region and its economic growth.
The secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OCDE), Ángel Gurría, reported last week that the Colombian economy will reach a growth rate of 3.4% this year and is expected to reach 3.5% in 2020.
Just weeks ago, protests erupted in Quito, Ecuador that left 7 dead, several hundred wounded, and over 1,000 arrested. In several major cities in Chile, protests that began over two weeks ago have cost the local economy more than $300 million while the death count has risen to 15 and upwards of 6,000 protesters have been detained.
Last Thursday, August 29th, former commander and peace negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Iván Márquez, announced a renewed call to arms after nearly 3 years of a peace deal with the Colombian government. The deal had been...
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