Latin American Economy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22887/all en Latin American equality: free markets or a left-wing success? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121130/latin-america-middle-class-equality-poverty-left-wing-success-story <p style="line-height: 20px;">HAVANA, Cuba &mdash; Latin America has long been a case study in the social ills brought by sharp economic inequality, its class-stratified societies marked by too few haves and too many have-nots. But even as income divisions widen across the United States and much of the developing world, they are narrowing in Latin America. Poverty in the region is at its lowest point in decades, according to several new reports, and millions are moving upward into the middle class.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121130/latin-america-middle-class-equality-poverty-left-wing-success-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latin American Economy Americas Emerging Markets Education Sat, 01 Dec 2012 20:38:51 +0000 Nick Miroff 5727726 at http://www.globalpost.com Why Brazil's economy is losing its shine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/130117/brazil-brazilian-economy-powerhouse-downturn <p>Brazil&#39;s status as Latin America&#39;s economic powerhouse is slipping.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/130117/brazil-brazilian-economy-powerhouse-downturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latin American Economy Americas Business Emerging Markets Brazil Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:34:48 +0000 Catherine Boyle, CNBC 5735666 at http://www.globalpost.com