Latin Technology Ranking

El Salvador's score improved most, while Honduras and Nicaragua were the worst. Venezuela has replaced Costa Rica in the fourth-highest technology level.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Helped by a strong increase in wireless, PC, Internet and broadband penetration, Latin America is boosting its technology level, according to the third annual Latin Technology Index from Latin Business Chronicle.

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Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009

March 2009

The region places between 56 and 125 in the world in harnessing information and telecommunication technologies (ICTs).

To calculate the placement, three areas were taken into account: Environment, Preparedness and Use. Environment measures the degree to which the country's general atmosphere promotes the development of ICTs, measuring factors such as market infrastructure and regulation.

Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010

September 2009

Central America: Costa Rica first (55 in the world), followed by Panamá (59), El Salvador (77), Guatemala (80), Honduras (89), Nicaragua (115).

• Switzerland leads the rankings of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010

• The United States falls to second place, with weaker financial markets and less macroeconomic stability

Costa Rica stresses increased trade

June 2008

After Chile, Costa Rica is the country with the best conditions in Latin America for trade and business, according to a study from the World Economic Forum.

The report said in part that Costa Rica "is open to imports, with a relatively low level of tariff and non-tariff barriers, and its customs offices are efficient."

“The Best Places to Work”. Are They Really So?

July 2010

The rankings industry continues outputting information that many times is not only inaccurate, but also disguised advertising.

An article in BNet begins by reporting that a well known multinational corporation was found guilty and ordered to pay $250 million for gender discrimination and firing pregnant women.

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