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It is vital for companies to have strong leadership, but it’s probably not enough. In times of crisis like the current ones in which innovation can be the key to survival, leadership must be accompanied by the culture necessary to generate and accept the changes.
It is necessary to prevent the governmental assistance to less solvent debtors from destroying the payment culture.
The micro-finance sector globally has a very low level of default, a product of a culture that is important to preserve by restructuring contracts in risk instead of granting direct financial assistance to debtors.
The Guatemalan government intends to improve strategies to promote trade, investment, tourism, culture and cooperation between the two countries.
The main products that Guatemala exports to Turkey are bananas, cardamom and coffee, while the main imported from the European countryare iron and steel, yarns and thread, and plastic materials, among others.
The Minister of Public Works has announced that the interconnection works between the Balboa and Los Poetas roads will have the consent of Unesco.
The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), is considering including Panama in the list of countries with ‘Heritage in Danger’ due to the lack of technical and feasibility studies to ensure that the construction of the third phase of the Cinta Costera will not affect Casco Antiguo and Panama Viejo.
When companies from different countries come together to develop large-scale projects, the work will inevitably be affected by conflicts generated by cultural differences.
In today's world it is not strange that the punctuality of the English or the precision of the Swiss is a surprise to a Latin American.
These cultural differences are also reflected in the working methods of companies who join up in order to develop projects where often a lack of agreement or communication problems delay the progress of projects .
An ambitious strategy to promote the region as a multi-destination for tourism and culture, which banks on the increase in cultural itineraries.
As shown in studies, the placing of a site on Unesco's World Heritage Site list stimulates tourism and the listing of "a series" (of a group of places with shared characteristics) can create new routes.
The first phase of this project, supported by Unesco and the French Corporation, in 2008 was focused on four archaeological sites where a significant increase in tourist visits could occur: the elegant Quirigua ruins (Guatemala); the pre-Colombian village of Joya de Ceren, which was tragically buried by the eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano; the imposing ceremonial center at San Andres (although it is not on the list of World Heritage Sites, it was considered due to its importance and possible historic relation to Joya de Ceren); the remants of the colonial city of ...
Although the tea which is most consumed in the South American country is black tea, there is a growing consumer preference for new flavors, varieties and formats.
From a statement issued by PROCOMER:
Chile led teaconsumption with 428 cups per person per year, taking into considertion sales of retail and foodservice channels, according to Euromonitor International.It is followed by Argentina with 95 cups per capita; Uruguay, with 80 and Bolivia with 75.For 2021, the consultancy firm estimated that in Chile consumption will reach 486 cups per year.
Business incubator "Ciudad del Saber" (City of Knowledge), signed an agreement with IDB, for fostering entrepreneurial culture and supporting business projects.
Besides promoting entrepreneurial culture and fostering projects in Panama, the business incubator at 'Ciudad del Saber' will create a sustainable technical and financial framework for developing, incubating and financing these business ventures.
With a US$4.8 million grant from the Spanish government, Costa Rica is to build an arts and leisure center to be known as Parque de la Libertad in the poor southeastern suburbs of San José.
The project is to be built on a 37-hectare site at an overall cost of US$10.5 million.
"Parque de la Libertad will include artistic projects, such as a music school and a dance workshop, and it will also have facilities for recreation and sports like roller-blading and BMX," said Arts Minister María Elena Carballo.
Companies in Costa Rica are finally adopting the "casual Friday" dress code first implemented in the US half a century ago.
Though some companies relaxed their rules on formal business attire on the last day of the working week in the late 1950s, it was not till 20 years later that the practice became widespread and began to be adopted in the rest of the world.
In March a monthly variation was registered of 0.33%, mainly due to the behavior of prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
From the monthly report by the Central Bank of Honduras:
In the third month of this year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed a monthly growth of 0.33%; in addition, annual inflation was 3.94% and cumulative inflation was 1.65% (2.48% and 1.05% in March 2016, respectively). [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]
Two historic neighborhoods in the Republic of Panama are in danger of losing their status of World Heritage Site as recognized by UNESCO.
According to UNESCO on their last evaluative trip to Panama, there existed several important threats to the sanctity of Panama Viejo and Casco Antiguo. Those threats included, but were not limited to, severe deterioration of historic buildings, conflicting interests with regards to conservation, deficiencies in legal framework, demolitions of urban buildings, as well as forced displacement of occupants and squatters. The report also revealed that, "inappropriate interventions were undertaken at some historic buildings" and cited the extensive interventions at the Hotel Central having "significantly affected an emblematic building."
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