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Latin American Economy & Business - August 2018 (ISSN 1741-7430)

Foreign direct investment (FDI) flowing into Latin America and the Caribbean fell for the third year running in 2017, down by 3.6% to US$161.7bn, according to a report published in early July by the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac).

Latin American Economy & Business - May 2018 (ISSN 1741-7430)

During the decade of the commodity boom (roughly the ten years to 2012) the governments of Argentina and Brazil (the two dominant members of the Mercosur trade bloc, whose other members are Paraguay and Uruguay [and Venezuela – suspended since 2016]) neglected the customs union and bickered between themselves over protective tariffs.