South America

South America

Mexico Brings First Sovereign Bond Linked to UN’s SDG Goals

Mexico joined the growing ranks of issuers riding the sustainability funding wave last week when it became the first sovereign to sell a bond...

Covid Revealed Latin America’s Structural Weakness-Good News for Blockchain

By Alejandro Gonzalez Ormerod “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” It’s a cliché as old as time, but it tends to be best...

Venezuela Blocks Coinbase, Remittance Platform MercaDolar

In the latest crackdown to overseas digital services, Venezuela has surprisingly blocked access to US-based cryptocurrency Coinbase and fiat remittance platform MercaDolar. Brought to the...

Credit Markets: Brazil Company Ties Bond to Emission Cuts

As Brazil struggles with deforestation, one of the country's largest paper manufacturers is pitching investors a bond that will cost the company money if...

Colombia Technology Ministry: ‘It’s Time to Adopt Blockchain’

It’s time for Colombia to adopt blockchain technology and digital currencies, the country’s Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MinTIC) has urged. In a...

ISA Issues First Green Bonds in Colombia

The resources will be directed to finance two projects on the north coast of Colombia that will allow the connection of non-conventional renewable energies...