The UK government announced this week £1bn of support through export credit for British companies that want to tackle South America’s second biggest economy. After a 20-year pause, this is definitely a good signal. “The support will be offered in the form of attractive financing terms, loans

Uruguay is a small country for South American standards, roughly the size of England and Wales combined. Compare its 176,215 km2 to Argentina’s 2,780,400 km2 and you’ll soon be wondering why Uruguay appears in so many agricultural world rankings. 93% of the country’s area is suitable for

It was clear from day one when I returned to Uruguay after 13 years in the UK that notary publics (“escribanos”) were going to be indispensable in my new life. A mess-up when registering my children’s UK birth certificate here meant a year of paperwork for my “escribana” to handle.

An article in national newspaper El País, highlighted recently the “eternal” failure of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Uruguay. The PPP law, approved by a consensus of political parties and destined to help solve the country’s infrastructure problems, has not been successful so

Many of you have asked me what will happen in Latin America now that Trump is in power. Well, we hardly know that will happen in the US, let alone south of the proposed wall. Although some of the impact across Latin American currencies has already been witnessed, what most of you are interested

This is the time of year when I start scheduling trips across Latin America, after a long summer “siesta”, so it helps to know when the main trade shows for the key industries we cover take place. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 100 trade shows in Latin America, excluding Mexico

This month I celebrate four years since I returned to my home country, Uruguay, after 13 wonderful years in the UK. The reasons for the return were personal, but I can see how it made business sense, too. Since I’ve been back in Latin America, I’ve been able to offer UK clients a much more