Peru is looking to Middle East investors as it gears up for upcoming auctions for a $6 billion second line of the Lima subway, a $4 billion gas pipeline, and a $500 million international airport in Cusco.
Across the Americas candidates promise to follow the footsteps of Brazil's former President Lula. But 'Brazil envy' makes it possible to gloss over the country's shortcomings, writes a guest blogger.
Seven Monitor correspondents reflect on the world's hot spots. In this installment, Sara Miller Llana says Latin America has economically boomed this year as the US and Europe struggle.