Franchises of Political Models

Latin American businessmen are proposing franchising a 'political-corporate' development scheme to counter the prevailing 'Chavez model'.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Panama's new government, headed by successful entrepreneur Ricardo Martinelli, might be an example of the political model proposed by the latest CEAL Assembly (Latin American Business Council).

An article by Norma Lezcano and Alberto López in explains that Latin America's businessmen feel the need to react against the "XXI Century Socialism" fostered by the president of Venezuela. They propose alternative development models based on "free enterprise principles; civil liberties; respect for democracy; human rights and self-determination of each country; and socially responsible economic growth".

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Martinelli: Stepping on the Gas

November 2010

"We do make decisions. That's the difference between corporate governance and political government. If we are wrong, perfect, we go back and go again. "

América Economía interviewed Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, revealing the unique personality of the man who is leading a revolution in the country.

Honduras Rejoins SICA

July 2010

The presidents of 5 Central American nations supported the readmission of Honduras into the Central American Integration System (SICA).

The “Special Declaration on Honduras”, signed by the presidents, also proposes speeding up Honduras’ return to the Organization of American States (OAS) and calls on the country to respect the basic rights of its citizens.

Latin Americans Leaning Towards Free Market

January 2010

The average Latin American voter wants fridges and washing machines. He has abandoned ideological banners and demands prosperity.

The presidential election of business tycoon Sebastián Piñera in Chile seems to affirm a generalized trend in Latin American voters: free market and pragmatism.

Honduras: Panamanians and Salvadorans Maintain Investment

September 2009

A delegation of businessmen confirmed the new government their desire of continue investing in Honduras.

Jorge Zablah Touché is a Salvadoran and president of the Latin American Business Council (CEAL). He stated his country will go on with investment plans and that they will present their arguments to president Mauricio Funes.

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