In the media…

Gabriela Castro-Fontoura, Sunny Sky Solutions’s Director, has built up a reputation among international media as the expert to turn to when a comment on Latin America is needed. Here  you can find some examples of articles that Gabriela has written or been interviewed for.

Journalists, please get in touch directly with Gabriela on LinkedIn or email

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Forum for International Trade Training Canada, March 2020 Empowering Women in International Trade (Twitter Chat).

El Economista (Argentina), February 2020, Pan y Queso – Haciendo Negocios en Latinoamérica (in Spanish).

The Exporter Magazine, December 2019, Region Focus: Latin America & Country Focus: Uruguay

North East Chamber of Commerce Knowledge Blog, October 2019, “Latin America: Opportunities, culture and why it pays to get out there”

The Exporter Magazine, October 2019, “Exporting as it happens”

(interviewed) Yorkshire Business Insider, May 2019, “Warming to Latin charms

(interviewed) Director Magazine (Institute of Directors), July/August 2018, “Spolight on Brazil”

The Yorkshire Post Business Supplement (printed edition), 24th May 2018, “Take a look at Latin America for trade links”

(interviewed) The Guardian, 15th November 2017, “Doing business abroad – a guide to success”

(interviewed) Director Magazine (Institute of Directors), September/October 2017, “Spolight on Chile”

(interviewed) El Observador , 6th September 2017 (on Brexit and Latin America, for major Uruguayan newspaper): “Efecto Brexit: Latinoamérica en la mira de empresas británicas”

(interviewed) BBC Mundo, 22nd August 2017 (on Brexit and Latin America, for the BBC in Spanish), “Las oportunidades comerciales que el Brexit le está abriendo a América Latina”

(interviewed) North East Vision (The Journal Supplement), June 2017, Sights on South America

Open to Export, June 2017, “Exporting to Latin America – it’s not just one country!”

Global Trade Guide to Global Markets 2017, 23rd April 2017, “The Trials of South America” (published in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce and the Institute of Export)



(interviewed) Americas Quarterly, 30th March 2017, “Amid Old Rivalries, South America’s Silver River Promises New Riches”

Open to Export, 30th January 2017, “Ten tips for doing business in Latin America”

Invest Northern Ireland, 9th November 2016, “Opportunities in Latin America for Northern Irish companies” (video)

Trade Ready Canada, 16th September 2016, “Bronze, silver or gold? Ranking Latin American countries in your export strategy”

(interviewed) The Telegraph, 14th August 2016, “After Brexit, can the UK build its trade ties with Latin America? ”

Yorkshire Post, 15th June 2016, “Look to Latin America, firms are urged”

thebusinessdesk, 15th June 2016, “British brand is biggest selling point abroad says Latin America trade specialist”

businessadvice, 15th June 2016, “Doing business in Latin America: Five top tips for micro firm owners”

MercoPress, 23rd March 2016, “Doing business between Uruguay and United Kingdom”

(interviewed) Nearshore Americas, March 2016, Country Profile Uruguay

MasterCard Biz Blog, 2017-2016-2015: Regular contributor on articles about exports and doing business across Latin America

(interviewed) Financial Director Magazine, November 2015, “Oil risks cloud Colombia’s improved trade environment”

International Trade Magazine, September/October 2015: “Trading with Latin America: getting from A to B” (pp 64-65)

GT Guide to Global Markets 2015: “Latin America, a growing marketplace” (page 109) and “Exporting to the Copa America’s seven top contenders” (pages 110-111).

Forum for International Trade Training (Canada), October 2014: “Peeking into the South American International Trade Divide: Protectionist Atlantic v Open Pacific”. You can also check Gabriela’s other articles for this blog in 2014 and 2015 here.

Global Trader MagazineGlobal Trader Guide to Global Markets 2014, and Global Trader Guide to Latin America and the Caribbean, April-July 2014: How to win at business in Brazil, the pacesetter of South America” (Global Trader is published with the support of UKTI, The British Chambers of Commerce and the Institute of Export)

(contribution) Financial Director Magazine, March 2014: “Chile’s copper standard”

Growth Business January 2014: “Mexico: much more than the M of the MINTs”.

European Oil & Gas January 2014 : “New Frontiers” (the oil & gas market in Brazil)

Global Trader Guide to Investment and Export 2013 (in association with the Institute of Export and the British Chambers of Commerce): “Panama packs a punch as Canal project makes it even stronger”. For full Guide, click HERE.

DHL UK Blog September 2013 “Searching for new opportunities in South America”

Yorkshire Post July 2013 “Ellis appoints agent to boost export potential”

International Trade Magazine March 2013 “The South American Appeal – why it’s so important to Europe”

(contribution) Financial Director Magazine February 2013 “Please buy from me, Argentina”

Yorkshire Post 22 Jan 2013 “Brazil ‘simply too big to ignore’ for companies looking overseas” 

Global Trader Magazine October/November 2012 “20 things you didn’t know about Latin America”

Lloyd’s Loading List, September 2012 “Latin Learning Curve”

Enterprise Nation blog, August 2012 “Go Global: Seven tips for doing business with Latin America”

Luxury Daily (April 2012) – “Luxury brands should invest in Latin America”

El Observador, Café y Negocios (Uruguay, April 2012) – “La llave latina de los ingleses”

DHL Express UK (January 2012)“New year, new export opportunities” – international trade highlights of 2011 and what to watch out for in 2012, with a focus on Latin America.

Global Trader Magazine (Autumn 2011) – “Business? Then let’s talk football” – archived article here

The Times (Dec 2011) – “South America as you’ve never seen it before”.

DHL Express UK (August 2011) – “Doing Business with Latin America” – we were delighted to answer questions on UK trade with Latin America and be featured in the same blog post as Evan Davies, from Made in Britain and Dragon’s Den.