Álvaro Colom completes his first 100 days as Guatemala's President

The transformation of Guatemala's economy and its participation in global markets meand the nation's businesses can no longer think of competitive advantage as being solely "the cheapest labor." It's also important to consider delivery times, quality requirements, adaptation to the specific needs of clients, and other factors.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

This implies that companies need highly qualified, highly productive, and well paid workmen, and extremely flexible productive processes with the ability to innovate.

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Costa Rica: State of the Nation Report 2013

November 2013

Report on the Performance of Costa Rica, through the selection, measurement and evaluation of a set of factors covering social, economic, environmental and political development.

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Nicaragua needs political will to overcome its problems

July 2008

Nicaragua needs to grow by at least six percent while holding inflation down to 10 percent.

That's the view of economist René Vallecillo, who said the nation is pitifully short of achieving its millennium goals, which include improvement in education, health, drinking water, and lifestyles.

El Salvador needs new investment

April 2008

The viability of El Salvador for achieving sustained economic growth depends on the amount of private investment it can attract, especially in these times of high food and fuel prices.

In recent years the nation has attracted significant investments in telecommunications, banking, electrical energy and mining.

Guatemala to promote "moderate" fiscal reform to raise tax revenues

April 2008

The Government of Guatemala today announced its decision to bring in a "moderate" tax reform plan in hopes of achieving an 8-pont increase in tax revenues. The new revenues are to be used to combat poverty.

President Álvaro Colom said the proposal, which does not involve new taxes and which could be approved by Parliament this year, has as its goal "to attack poverty and strenghten the economic model" of the country.

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