Inter-American Development Bank
Oct 19, 2012 17:52 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head to Haiti next week for the formal opening of an industrial zone meant to boost economic development on the impoverished island, her office said Friday.
Aug 03, 2012 16:00 EDT
Argentina celebrated Friday after paying the final $2.2 billion installment on a bond handed to people whose savings were seized during the country's crippling economic crisis a decade ago.
Jul 13, 2012 05:18 EDT
Haiti's infamous Cite Soleil, one of the world's most violent and run-down slums, could boast a 15,000-seater stadium and sports complex if one philanthropist's dreams are realized.
Jun 24, 2012 02:20 EDT
Argentines are on edge since the government imposed draconian measures to control money changers, measures which have complicated their compulsive buying of dollars which, alongside football, is a national pass-time.
Jun 21, 2012 00:35 EDT
World leaders attending a UN summit in Rio weighed steps to root out poverty and protect the environment as thousands of activists marched through the city center in protest.
Jun 20, 2012 16:46 EDT
World leaders gathered in Rio on Wednesday weighed steps to root out poverty and protect the environment as UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned that "time is not on our side" for fixing a mounting list of problems.
Jun 20, 2012 12:20 EDT
Eight multilateral development banks announced at the Rio+20 summit here Wednesday that they would set aside $175 billion to finance sustainable transport systems over the next decade.
Jun 20, 2012 10:04 EDT
World leaders kicked off a three-day UN summit here Wednesday where they are set to back a blueprint for rooting out poverty and better protecting the environment.
Jun 13, 2012 15:08 EDT
At the 1992 Earth Summit a grand plan was drawn up to tackle pollution in Rio's Guanabara Bay, but 20 years on the once-pristine fishing ground is a cesspool of garbage and toxic waste.
Jun 05, 2012 18:25 EDT
Global warming could exact a devastating toll on the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, with costs possibly exceeding $100 billion by 2050, the Inter-American Development Bank warned Tuesday.
Apr 13, 2012 23:32 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a new public-private partnership to promote women entrepreneurs in Latin America, a move aimed at boosting overall growth and prosperity.
Apr 13, 2012 20:06 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday announced a new public-private partnership to promote women entrepreneurs in Latin America, a move aimed at boosting overall growth and prosperity.
Dec 04, 2011 17:34 EST
A Canadian who traveled to South America on a motorcycle died in a traffic accident in Ecuador's Andes mountains, police told local media Sunday.
Nov 17, 2011 21:18 EST
MIAMI (Reuters) - The international development community, especially financial institutions like the IMF and World Bank, and the United States should reach out to communist Cuba as it pursues economic reforms and bring it "in from the cold," a new think tank report says.
Oct 27, 2011 18:28 EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti is wooing Asian manufacturers, and its own diaspora, to inject investments and funds into the economy and create jobs to drive a recovery from last year's earthquake, the foreign minister said on Thursday.
Sep 27, 2011 17:28 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. businesses should support the role of multilateral development banks in trying to bolster global growth because their efforts help boost export markets, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday.
Sep 04, 2011 00:14 EDT
Soy from Argentina, copper from Chile, iron ore from Brazil: China's seemingly insatiable appetite for Latin America's raw materials is credited with fueling blistering economic growth for both.
Jul 26, 2011 15:37 EDT
Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer and US rival Boeing said Tuesday they will co-finance research to determine the sustainability of using Brazilian sugarcane in jet fuel.
Jul 21, 2011 18:46 EDT
Officials launched a database Thursday they dubbed the "Google of Central American weather," designed to predict natural disasters as the region grapples with devastating consequences blamed on climate change.
Jul 18, 2011 11:37 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitch Ratings on Monday reiterated its view that if the U.S. debt ceiling is not raised prior to August 2, the agency will place the U.S. AAA rating on what it terms "ratings watch negative," meaning it could downgrade it within three to six-months.