World Bank: growth gathers steam in Latin America and the Caribbean

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WASHINGTON - The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have turned the corner after a year of tepid growth and six of stagnation, providing an opportunity for countries to solidify their fiscal positions and lay the foundation for long-term inclusive growth, the World Bank says. In its latest semi-annual report, ‘Fiscal Adjustment in More...

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