News

The Panama Canal expansion is near completion.

Business

China COSCO Wins Draw for First Transit Through Expanded Panama Canal

More than 100 Neopanamax vessel reservations have been made for commercial transit.

– May 2, 2016

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Fashion

Artist Matt W. Moore and Olympic Gymnast Shannon Miller Help Hershey’s Countdown to Rio Games

Hershey’s hopes to attract some of Times Square’s 346,540-plus daily pedestrians to its stores with Team USA offerings in advance of the Rio Summer Games.

– April 26, 2016

Business

Cuba: Huge Opportunity, but Obstacles Persist

Cuba’s GDP growth rate is projected at 2% to 4% annually.

– April 26, 2016

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Fashion

Fashion Week Mexico Sees New Partnerships, Locations

The week showed the first fruits of last year’s merger between Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico, Nook and Mexico’s Fashion Film Festival, now in its second edition.

– April 25, 2016

Consumers in Argentina spend 7.2 percent of total expenditures on apparel.

Retail

Analysis Shows Cultural Differences of Consumer Spending in Latin America

Consumers in South America vary in what they spend on apparel, food and housing.

– April 25, 2016

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Media

Osklen Shoots Ad Campaign on iPhone

The spring ads were completely photographed on an iPhone 6 plus.

– April 24, 2016

Retail

Mexico City’s Masaryk Street Revamp Hits Luxury Store Sales

Stores on the high-end street complain about poor parking, fewer customers and the threat from the new El Palacio de Hierro flagship.

– April 18, 2016

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Media

Mathias Cassel Maps Out Planeta Ginga Film Festival in Brazil

Hoping to have the support of Marion Cotillard, Planeta Ginga Film Festival will be held in Rio’s favela to try to give children who live there hope.

– April 12, 2016

Business

U.S. Issues Colombia Labor Rights Progress Report

The report finds that there has been meaningful progress across a number of areas, including a decline in fake worker cooperatives that undermine workers’ rights.

– April 11, 2016

A side street in Havana.

Business

Cuba’s Evolution Into U.S. Tourism Hot Spot, Fashion Apparel Hub to Take Time

Following President Obama’s trip to Cuba last month, there’s been renewed business interest in this country.

– April 11, 2016