In the bright sunshine of Bolivia’s Altiplano plateau, 72-year-old Justo Herrera yanks a knee-high stalk of canahua out of the ground as he rushes to complete the harvest before another frost.
Kevin Corrigan, who ran EIG Global Energy Partners LLC’s Brazil office as the fund invested $1 billion in the country since 2012, will retire next month.
Bolivia is considering tapping international debt markets for the first time since 1920 with a sale of as much as $500 million in bonds this year, Finance Minister Luis Arce said.
Coca production in Peru fell at the fastest pace in 14 years in 2013 and cocaine prices soared as the government stepped up eradication efforts, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said.
Paraguay’s credit rating was raised by Standard & Poor’s, which said steps the government is taking to bolster investment will fuel economic growth.
Bolivia’s first international bond sale in almost a century is turning into a cautionary tale for fixed-income investors trying to bolster returns with the riskiest emerging-market debt.
Intel Corp.’s chips contain tantalum, gold, tin and tungsten -- all made from minerals that can be mined from war-torn parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Carolyn Duran’s job is to make sure they aren’t.
Bolivia plans its first international bond sale in more than 70 years as early as the end of 2011, Finance Minister Luis Arce said.