Quito, Jan. 27, 2016: Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa (R) greets his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff (2-R) as the region’s leaders arrive in Ecuador to participate in the 4th Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit (source: dpa)

Global trends: Latin America seeks growth as leaders straggle

Latin America has reached an inflection point. Recent developments suggest that parts of the region will make significant economic strides over the next few years. However, its two biggest economies – Brazil and Mexico – are stuck in the doldrums, and their politics may be in even worse shape.

<i>This report is part of GIS’s “Global Trends” series, which aims to forecast big-picture scenarios that will shape the world this year and beyond.</i>

The sheer size of Brazil and Mexico is so great that their continued stagnation would exert a drag on the rest of Latin America, seriously undercutting growth and opportunities in the region’s economy and re...

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Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
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