An $8.1 billion investment in Mexico by a Brazilian company is good news for both countries – and a twist in the ongoing Brazil vs. Mexico economic debate.
Venezuela's squandering of its oil wealth has left its economy in tatters while leaders merely blame the US. As more resource-rich nations learn to dodge the 'oil curse,' Venezuela can do the same.
The destruction from the severe weather double whammy that pounded Mexico sparks questions about whether there could've been more advance preparations.
The Monitor's Europe bureau chief finds a more muted atmosphere to Europe's intercity travel than on her last assignment, Latin America. There, the idea of a 'quiet car' would be inconceivable.
Hurricane Ingrid on the Gulf coast and Hurricane Manuel on the Pacific have slammed Mexico, causing flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 80 people. More rain is expected.