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Latin America gets closer even as Europe cracks

December 8, 2011

Cross-border deals among South American companies, like Chilean CorpBanca’s purchase of Santander Colombia, set a new record in 2011. A single Latin currency seems remote given the euro’s woes. But as the region’s private sector consolidates, it can’t be ruled out for ever.

World’s new air giant taking off at turbulent time

June 18, 2012

The marriage of Brazil’s TAM with Chile’s LAN has taken nearly two years to consummate and will create the most valuable airline in the world. The promise of greater regional integration is fueling big expectations that will be difficult to meet given economic headwinds.