• Washington to promote cleaner and more self-sufficient energy in the Caribbean as Venezuela's oil clout declines.Americas,Caribbean Energy Security Summit,Cuba,Dominican Republic,Exports,Jamaica,Nicaragua,oil,PDVSA,Petrocaribe,Petroleos de Venezuela,refineries,United States,Venezuela,Michael Lerner

    The opening ceremony of the Petrocaribe meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, November 20, 2014. JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images
  • Quinoa at a market in Lima, Peru, on June 24, 2013. CRIS . BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images

    Peru claims to have outstripped Bolivia as the world's top quinoa producer, deepening rivalry.Americas,Agriculture,Bolivia,organic food,Peru,pesticides,Quinoa,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 21, 2015, 5:04 PM EST
  • Cuban President Raúl Castro at the National Assembly in Havana, December 20, 2014. S Creutzmann/Mambo Photo/Getty Images

    "Extraordinary opportunities" await American businesses under new U.S.-Cuba measures; Cuba-Venezuela alliance weakens.Americas,U.S.,Cuba,Cuba–Venezuela relations,medical tourism,oil,Raúl Castro,telecommunications,Tourism,United States,Venezuela,wheat,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 15, 2015, 3:31 PM EST
  • Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya Austin at a conference in London, October 30, 2014. Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for NYT

    The steep fall in prices outweighs swallowing some pride.Americas,Global Economy,Canada,Enrique Pena Nieto,Imports,Investment,Mexico,oil,Pemex,refineries,U.S.,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 12, 2015, 3:18 PM EST
  • Brazilian Volkswagen workers march during their indefinite strike, January 7, 2015. N ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

    800 layoffs sparked an indefinite strike in hard-hit auto industry.Americas,Argentina,Auto industry,Brazil,Dilma Rousseff,Jaguar Land Rover,Labor Issues,Layoffs,Mercedes Benz,strike,Volkswagen,Workers’ Party,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 12, 2015, 11:38 AM EST
  • A group of soldiers observe weapons seized from FARC and ELN guerrillas on Nov. 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Guillermo LEGARIA

    Rebel group ELN to enter peace talks with the government, GDP estimated to increase 1-2% with peace.Americas,ceasefire,Colombia,ELN,FARC,guerillas,Juan Manuel Santos,National Liberation Army,peace negotiations,Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 07, 2015, 2:48 PM EST
  • Panama Canal

    An initial, temporary agreement may be close, but analysts say that the consequences will be long-lasting.Americas,Europe,Constructora Urbana,Cost overrun,Grupo Unidos por el Canal,Jan De Nul,Panama,Panama Canal,Panama Canal Authority,Ricardo Martinelli,Sacyr,Spain,Alex Erquicia

    Published Date : Jan 07, 2014, 5:42 PM EST
  • A recently constructed terminal at Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil, 9/22/14. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    A 14% average tax hike on flights at government-run airports may backfire if consumers fly less in a weak economy.Americas,airports,Brazil,Civil Aviation Secretary,concessions,Dilma Rousseff,Infraero,inlfation,revenue,Tax,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 30, 2015, 11:59 AM EST