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Business Daily meets: Laura Chinchilla

Laura Chinchilla was the first woman to serve as president of Costa Rica and one of the first in Latin America.We talk to her about what that journey to the top job in her country was like, and the challenges facing Latin America - from corruption to crime, the drugs trade, migra ...  Show more

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Business Daily meets: Laura Chinchilla

Laura Chinchilla was the first woman to serve as president of Costa Rica and one of the first in Latin America.We talk to her about what that journey to the top job in her country was like, and the challenges facing Latin America - from corruption to crime, the drugs trade, migra ...  Show more

Latin America’s success stories

Across the region, there are examples of economic success stories: countries, companies and people that are getting things right, transforming their local economies and bringing prosperity to the region.We go to Peru, where fruit producers are enjoying a blueberry boom. We hear f ...  Show more

Brazil’s agricultural boom

From soybean production to coffee exports to sugar cane, grains and tropical fruit - agriculture is powering the Brazilian economy.We travel to a farm outside the capital Brasilia, and look at how the country could play a major role in providing the world with food security in th ...  Show more

Latin America and the Asian tiger economies

Go back 50 years and Latin America was generally wealthier than East Asia. But that’s been reversed. While the economies of East and Southeast Asia have taken off, enjoying a so-called "economic miracle", Latin America’s have experienced only tepid growth, despite the region’s en ...  Show more

What’s holding Latin America back?

It's a region blessed with incredible natural resources, from copper to lithium to rich agricultural lands. It’s home to vibrant cultures, amazing music and creative and talented people.And yet it has never fulfilled its enormous economic potential. All too often it’s lurched fro ...  Show more