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Matthew Walter
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Frequent tweeter of all things Latin America, economy and politics @mbwalter4. All views are my own.
Frequent tweeter of all things Latin America, economy and politics @mbwalter4. All views are my own.

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School drop-out rate in Latin America is around 50%, and government solutions haven't been effective. Non-profits and public-private partnerships are starting to chip away at the problem. vis Whitney Eulich. 

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Mining is projected to generate $327 billion in investment across Latin America by 2020. But concerns about environmental impact and the impact on communities has prevented tiny El Salvador from tapping its vast gold deposits.

Reporting by Whitney Eulich at the Christian Science Monitor, made possible by a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists.  

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As Erin McCarthy reports, few big money managers see Emerging Markets headed towards the kind of financial crises they've tended to suffer in the past. PIMCO, Templeton, Aberdeen Asset Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management are all taking advantage of the recent sell-off in select EMs to go bargain hunting. 

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Apparently, this is real. Chalk up today's disappointing payrolls report to the 'Curse of Ghibli'. via @mochi_wsj

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Big emerging markets are discussing the creation of a joint fund to help stabilize their currencies. But coordinating policy among so many different economies may be tough. 

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Mexican President Pena Nieto is planning to unveil host of new taxes to help wean itself off #Pemex revenues. But what about all those tax evaders? via @Reuters

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How big is the FXmarket? Now its $5.3 trillion in trades a day. The Chinese Yuan and Mexican Peso make the top 10 most traded currencies for the first time. 

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Yes, news bundles as we've known them are dead. But isn't Bezos's goal of trying to recoup what's been lost a worthy one?  

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Whitney Eulich's latest dispatch from Central America. 
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