Faced with the global downturn, can Latin America prosper on its own?

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DATE: April 17, 2013
TIME: 12.30 p.m EDT (16:30 GMT or   convert time)
LOCATION: Online and World Bank Group Headquarters in Washington, DC

Latin America's recent economic boom sparked solid economic growth within the region and a significant drop in poverty, combined with a similarly significant rise in the middle class.

But the economic tail winds have dropped, and with problems in the Eurozone, China's growth slowing and the USA's slow rebound, can the Latin American pocket sustain this growth? Can domestic spending help maintain the gains of the past decade? On which markets and which partners should we be betting on to be the most competitive?

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Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank Group