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Low Economic Growth in 2014 Could Affect Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean


(May 22, 2014) The economic scenario in 2014, with an estimated growth rate of 2.7%, is far from auspicious for the evolution of the regional labor market and presents major challenges for labor market policy, said the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new [...]

ECLAC Predicts that the Region’s Exports Will Grow by 1.5% and Imports by 4.5% in 2013


The foreign trade performance of Latin America and the Caribbean reflects the weak global economy. Regional export values are expected to grow by just 1.5% in 2013 (3% in volumes and -1.5% in prices) – which is similar to the 1.4% growth observed in 2012. Meanwhile, imports are expected to expand by 4.5%, which will [...]

Region’s Countries Must Strengthen Institutions in Order to Maximize the Contribution of Natural Resources to Development


(28 May 2013) According to a new ECLAC document launched today, Latin American countries must review and strengthen the institutions and instruments in order to maximize the contribution of natural resources to regional development, particularly in the current cycle of high prices. The report Natural resources within the Union of South American Nations: Status and [...]

Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2012


The Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean seeks to respond to the demands of users who require reliable and sound statistical information in order to analyse the economic, social and environmental situation of the region. This year’s edition includes information available up to mid-December 2012. This edition of the Statistical Yearbook is similar in [...]

The United States and Latin America and the Caribbean Highlights of economics and trade


SUMMARY LINK TO DOWNLOAD This publication is a contribution by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to the analysis of trade and investment relations between the United States of America and Latin America and the Caribbean, on the occasion of the visit of President Barack Obama to Brazil, Chile and El [...]

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