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Tag: Rengaraj Viswanathan

  • Thursday, December 28th 2017 - 09:44 UTC

    Latin America has started to look seriously at Indian economy and opportunities By R. Viswanathan  

    Caught between the bullying Trump, protectionist Europe and trade deficit with the Chinese, the Latin Americans have started looking more seriously at India

    Latin America's GDP growth is projected to increase to 2.2% in 2018 from 1.3% in 2017. The Pink Tide  has receded for the moment, giving rise to more centre right governments in the region. In 2018, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Venezuela will have presidential elections. Venezuela’s political and economic tragedy could get worse.

  • Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

    An Anti-incumbency Vote Whose Effects Will be Seen Beyond Argentina

    The president elect Mauricio Macri next to Maria Eugenia Vidal governor elect of the most important and decisive electoral district in Argentina

    By Rengaraj Viswanathan (*) Mauricio Macri’s win will inspire the centre-right opposition parties that hope to replace leftist governments in Brazil and Venezuela but it is too early to declare, as some observers are doing, that the result marks the end of the Left in the region

  • Tuesday, November 26th 2013 - 20:55 UTC

    Chile turns left again

    Moderate and pragmatic left wing Bachelet is expected to win in the December runoff

    By R Viswanathan (*) The Leftist coalition candidate Michelle Bachelet won 47% of the votes in the presidential elections held on 17 November while her rightist rival Evelyn Matthei got just 25% votes.

  • Saturday, July 20th 2013 - 05:07 UTC

    Lessons from India Jindal’s Bolivian investment failure

    Bolivian President Evo Morales greeted Indian investor Naveen Jindal (L) saying ‘I’m also Indian’

    Jindal’s integrated mining and steel project in Bolivia was the largest contract secured by an Indian company in Latin America. The project, which ultimately became a victim of the country's domestic politics, has lessons for Indian companies venturing into Latin America.

  • Friday, June 28th 2013 - 07:37 UTC

    Aditya Birla Group has the largest business turnover among Indian companies in Latin

    Aditya Birla Group is a late entrant to Latin America and came very much later than the Tatas and Reliance, the other big iconic Indian business groups. However Birla has made up for lost time by emerging as the Indian company with the largest annual business turnover in Latin America, which was around 1.8 billion dollars last year. Birla is also the largest investor from the Indian private sector in Latin America.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2012 - 22:16 UTC

    Paraguay: Back to Latin America's bad old days? (*)

    Lugo’s removal, a bump in the long road for Paraguayan democracy (Photo AP)

    While the ouster of Paraguay’s president is a setback to the young democracy of the country, it shouldn’t be viewed as a repeat of Latin America’s history of coup d’états. The painful process of democratic maturity will continue, albeit slowly.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2012 - 19:42 UTC

    The Pacific Alliance, yet another bloc in Latin America

    The four Pacific presidents celebrate the Alliance

    The newly-formed Pacific Alliance bloc seems more like a political club to counterbalance the Atlantic-facing, Brazil-led Mercosur group. However, the bloc accounts for 30% of India’s trade with Latin America. Can India engage the group so it is not left out from their Asia focus?

  • Sunday, May 27th 2012 - 03:01 UTC

    Argentine youth takes to Indian culture from Sanskrit songs to mediation and spiritualism

    Rodrigo and Nicolas - in the picture above - had performed in the IV Festival of India in December 2011

    By R.Viswanathan - I had the most unusual night club experience in Argentina last weekend when I was in “Groove” one of the trendiest night clubs of Buenos Aires. The DJ was not playing Salsa, Samba or Reggaton. Instead, the club was vibrating with Sanskrit songs...