from MacroScope:

El Niño may not give Brazil much to worry about on food prices

May 27, 2014

File photo of loaded soybean truck for BRAZIL SOY.

Now that Brazilian food prices are finally settling down, it looks like El Niño will strike back in a couple of months to throw the world's weather into disarray.

from The Human Impact:

Votes for cash, beer and bricks in Colombia’s upcoming elections

March 6, 2014

In Colombia, it’s easy to tell when election season is in full swing.

Potholes are suddenly filled with cement, stretches of roads are paved and local officials rush to inaugurate often unfinished public buildings. It's one way to show that public funds have been well spent under their watch as a way of helping the political party they represent to do well at the polls.

from MacroScope:

For workers, the long run has arrived in Latin America

August 19, 2013

The outlook for emerging market economies over the next decade looks more challenging as long-term interest rates start to bottom out in the United States. Here is another complicating factor: ageing populations.

from Photographers' Blog:

On safari with my mentor

By Jose Miguel Gomez
February 4, 2013

Hato La Aurora nature reserve, Colombia

By Jose Miguel Gomez

I've been a photographer for over 20 years, but this was to be my first bird-watching safari so I took along a 70-300mm lens, thinking it would be enough. We also expected to do lots of hiking in heat, and it’s the lightest of my long lenses.

from Global Investing:

Emerging Policy-Doves reign

January 28, 2013

Rate cuts are still coming thick and fast in emerging markets -- in some cases because of falling inflation and in others to deter the gush of speculative international capital.

from Breakingviews:

Review: Latin America needs more Uribes

January 18, 2013

By Raul Gallegos
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Global Investing:

Emerging Policy-More interest rate cuts

December 17, 2012

A big week for central bank meetings looms and the doves are likely to be in full flight.

from Photographers' Blog:

A fallen cadet

By Jose Miguel Gomez
November 30, 2012

Bogota, Colombia

By Jose Miguel Gomez

When a television journalist called to her cameraman to come running, I thought it was just to get a better angle of some VIP arriving to celebrate the 121st anniversary of the National Police, and the new graduating class of the academy. I’m farsighted and didn’t have my glasses on, but I did have a 400mm lens on the camera.

from Global Investing:

Emerging policy-Down in Hungary; steady in Latin America

November 28, 2012

A mixed bag this week on emerging policy and one that shows the growing divergence between dovish central Europe and an increasingly hawkish (with some exceptions) Latin America.

from Global Investing:

Emerging Policy-The inflation problem has not gone away

November 21, 2012

This week's interest rate meetings in the developing world are highlighting that despite slower economic growth, inflation remains a problem for many countries. In some cases it could constrain  policymakers from cutting interest rates, or least from cutting as much as they would like.