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Mexico’s level of remittances grew in May to $5.17 billion, a new monthly record. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Why Do Remittances to Mexico Continue Breaking Records?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the drivers of high levels of remittances in Mexico.

Manuel Orozco, Julia Yansura, Nicolás Mariscal, Tara Hariharan, Hugo Cuevas-Mohr

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Senders of remittances are increasingly using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However, money transfers using cryptocurrencies remain a small part of the market. // File Photo: André François McKenzie via Unsplash.

Will Cryptoassets Disrupt Remittances in Latin America?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effects of cryptoassets on remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean

Manuel Orozco, Julia Yansura, Laura Porras, James Bosworth, Kai Schmitz

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The private Hospital Español in Mexico City is pictured above. /

Why Don’t More Mexicans Have Health Coverage?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on public and private health insurance coverage in Mexico.

Andrew Rudman, Nicolás Mariscal, Felicia Knaul, Héctor Arreola-Ornelas, Andrea Keenan, Carlos de la Torre, Núria Homedes, Guido Cataife, Omar Viveros, Eduardo González-Pier

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A hand pressing buttons on an ATM machine.

Is Online Banking Reducing Poverty in Latin America?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on online banking in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Julia Yansura, Fabian Saide, Ernesto Haikewitsch, Álvaro Rodríguez Arregui, Ruben Salazar Genovez

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Are Mexico’s New Reforms a Good Deal for Pensioners?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the pros and cons of the recent proposal to reform Mexico’s pension system.

Alma Caballero, Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Tapen Sinha, Leslie Palma, Juan Pablo Moyano

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Institutional investors have increasingly identified socially responsible investing, such as environmentally friendly initiatives, as a priority. // Image: pxfuel.com.

What’s the Future of ESG Investing in Latin America?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the future of environmental, social and governance, or ESG, investing in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dominik Rohe, Roland Potts, Ravika Rameshwar, Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Ivonne Cuello, Cate Ambrose

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Brazil’s central bank has approved new “open banking” rules that will allow banks to share consumers’ data with each other, among other measures. // File Photo: Empresa Brasil de Comunicação.

Will New Rules Improve Banking for Brazilians?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on new open banking rules in Brazil and what it means for the sector.

Candido Botelho Bracher, Ione Amorim, Peter Baumgaertner, Paul Bond, Leandro Vilain, Pedro Carvalho

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Protesters in Chile have long aired grievances over the country’s pension system. President Sebastián Piñera proposed reforms earlier this year, and now a group of senators wants to nationalize the system. // File Photo: CONSTRAMET.

Should Chile’s Pension System Be Nationalized?

Should Chile’s pension system be nationalized, and how would such a move affect current and future retirees?

Fernando Larraín, Olivia Mitchell, Sergio Urzua, Alfonso de Urresti, Kathleen Barclay, Peter Winn

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Panama, whose capital is pictured above, was returned last month to the Financial Action Task Force’s “Gray List.” // File Photo: Matthew Straubmuller via Creative Commons.

Why Is Panama Back on the FATF’s ‘Gray List’?

Why has Panama been placed back on the FATF’s gray list, and what does it mean for its economy?

Carlos Berguido, Richard Fogarty, Larry Iwanski, José Montaño, Marco Gandásegui Jr., Matías Mora

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Will Argentina’s Banking Sector See Higher Profits?

Argentina’s Banco Macro in May approved a plan to sell 74 million shares in order to raise enough capital to buy Banco Patagonia, which has a market value of approximately $1.97 billion, and which Banco do Brasil currently owns. To what extent is the development indicative of a trend of consolidation in Argentina’s banking sector?

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Will Cuba Mean Opportunity or Risk for US Banks?

What are the main challenges US banks must overcome in order to do business in Cuba?

Peter Hakim, Boris Kozolchyk, José Manuel Palli

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