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Telecom Infra Report: Mexico's quest for universal coverage
Mexico

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Recent government measures could improve the country's telecommunications infrastructure, but lower margins for operators amid heavy competition may get in the way of plans to bring coverage to all Mexicans.

Uruguay Banking Report: stability with a good share of challenges
Uruguay

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Local banks operate in one of the most economically and politically stable countries in the region, yet loan growth is trending downward, while the NPL ratio is likely to deteriorate, as the country heads toward elections next year.

Operator Series: Southern Copper gearing up for new wave of growth
Operator Series: Brazil's Camargo Corrêa turning a page
Operator Series: Colombia's Argos stays sanguine despite slowdown
ICT Infrastructure Report: Colombia faces challenges in connecting the last mile
Codelco: Extending the life of historic mines
Chile

Codelco: Extending the life of historic mines

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Even though Codelco's projects have suffered significant delays and reformulations, they will still go ahead and increase the company's productivity while reducing cash costs.

The big business of remittances in Latin America
Regional

The big business of remittances in Latin America

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Immigrants from the region send billions of dollars back home each year, but increasingly it's not big banks that reap the benefits through commissions and fees, but rather money transfer fintechs that are cashing in by meeting the needs of workers and the families they left behind.

BigTech: The Coming Disruption of Latin America's Banking Sector
Regional

BigTech: The Coming Disruption of Latin America's Banking Sector

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Not all disruptions are the same: while fintechs still depend on traditional banks and insurers for customer data and funding, tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook and Latin America's own MercadoLibre have deep pockets, are experts in data processing and analytics, and have a ready-made customer base in their marketplace or social network ecosystems.

Operator Series: Telecom-Cablevisión's fast-track merger
Argentina

Operator Series: Telecom-Cablevisión's fast-track merger

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The fears of rival telcos such as Telefónica are justified: Telecom-Cablevisión becomes the largest player in Argentina's pay TV, fixed broadband and 4G, and second largest in fixed line telephony and basic mobile.

Telecom Infra Report: Can Paraguay go from ICT rags to riches?
Operator Series: Anglo American's renewed drive in Latin America
Operator Series: América Móvil still on top
Regional

Operator Series: América Móvil still on top

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Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's telecoms giant seems to have reached a plateau in terms of subscribers but, with over 362mn accesses in 25 countries, the company is not slowing down for a minute.

Operator Series: Chile's Enap steps up Ecuador game
Operator series: SQM bets US$525mn on Chilean lithium

Operator series: SQM bets US$525mn on Chilean lithium

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With lithium prices multiplying, the miner plans to ramp up investment in Chilean lithium carbonate expansion through 2021, while also pushing lithium investments in Argentina and Australia.

Operator Series: Pemex in times of López Obrador
Mexico

Operator Series: Pemex in times of López Obrador

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A new economic philosophy could have large implications for Mexican NOC Pemex, with López Obrador's economic development plan envisioning Pemex once again as a vertically integrated national champion of development.

Operator Series: Service quality improvement now tops Eletropaulo's agenda
Operator Series: Altán Redes and the many challenges of Red Compartida
Mexico

Operator Series: Altán Redes and the many challenges of Red Compartida

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The operator of Mexico's 4G wholesale network has its first clients, but also a long way to go before reaching its full potential. BNamericas takes an in-depth look at the consortium and the controversial project enshrined in Mexico's 2013 constitutional telecommunications reform.

Central banking in Latin America: the growth vs inflation challenge
Electric Power Capex Report: Auctions, Growth Fuel New Investment