October 26, 2019

It’s a false narrative to state that the crisis in Chile is endemic of a larger societal problem in Latin America, the reality is that its problems are more similar to France and even the United States.

Since the country started to take steps towards modernization 30 ye...

August 28, 2019

Recently Emmersion's Managing Director, Stephen Marks, had the chance to chat with Claudio Barahona Jacobs, Country Manager - Wayra Chile, about recent activity in Venture Capital and tech in Latin America and why this is important for North American companies and inve...

October 9, 2018

La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba - @sdmarks

Havana - The embassy sits in a section of Havana that is relatively modern, or at least contemporary in the Cuban sense. Clean store fronts are popping up amongst early 20th century buildings whose frames resemble a period in tim...

August 9, 2018

 Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, São Paulo - @sdmarks

“The Brasilian economy is moving despite the politics,” said a good friend recently over lunch in São Paulo.  This small sense of optimism may surprise casual observers of Brasil who follow the drama portrayed in t...

May 24, 2018

As peace in Colombia becomes a new reality, the state of Valle del Cauca is in a position to be an economic leader in the region.  Emmersion had the chance to interview Invest Pacific's Executive Director, Alejandro Ossa, to learn what's happening in Western Colombia.

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March 12, 2018

Quick thoughts on the congressional election in Colombia and considerations for investors and the potential impact on the May/June Presidential election. 

March 16, 2017

Mexico has been given an opportunity through a potential hardening in its relationship with the United States to tackle its own problems, fight corruption and violence, and pivot towards other regional and global trading partners.

September 9, 2016

While U.S. business is salivating over Cuba, the real prize is Venezuela and its youth is leading the economic revolution.

May 10, 2016

Every day there seems to be another political, economic or existential crisis in Brasil, but have we seen this before?

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