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Protection from Financial Fallout: Suspension of Payments and Bankruptcy in El Salvador

As well as an unprecedented health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted great economic damage. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund say the crisis will trigger the worst recession since the… Read More »

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The Miami Heat’s Mobile App Dream Team Grew From El Salvador

Running a pro basketball team and a top software development firm are very similar endeavors, says Darwin Romero, co-founder of Applaudo Studios, a tech company headquartered in El Salvador. Romero first noticed the… Read More »

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Protocols, Policies and Bio-Security: Central America Grapples with a New Normal

Nearshore businesses with operations in Central America have been doing their best to protect workers amid the ongoing spike in Covid-19 cases across the region. Each country has responded to the pandemic is… Read More »

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Monterrey and Sutherland Proved Resilient During First Wave of Covid

Businesses in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo León appear to have handled the pandemic reasonably well, compared to other parts of Latin America. The capital city, Monterrey, has proved resilient, even as… Read More »

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Caribbean’s Top Tier Destinations See Robust Activity

Business process outsourcing (BPO) operators in the Caribbean are preparing for growth, while some are already in expansion mode, industry insiders revealed to Nearshore Americas. The outlook is positive for the global services… Read More »

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The Potential for Regtech in Latin America

Over the last decades, Latin America has become an attractive destination for entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses to a vibrant and constantly growing destination. As financial regulations increase and multiple advances in… Read More »

Analysis and Insights

Protection from Financial Fallout: Suspension of Payments and Bankruptcy in El Salvador

As well as an unprecedented health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted great economic damage. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund say the crisis will trigger the worst recession since the… Read More »

Transparency: IDB and Microsoft Expand Investment Map to Counter Corruption

The InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) and Microsoft have cemented a new partnership with the InvestmentMap – a landmark initiative which aims to reduce corruption in the Latin American region. With spending at an all-time… Read More »

Today’s Working Model Is One Step From Nearshore

We are all getting a little fatigued with this pandemic. That is understandable. But with no small amount of initial unease, most of you have settled into the “new” ways of working: Zoom,… Read More »

Leadership is Not the Most Important Thing, Leadership is Everything

In my many years of business, I have often seen, firsthand, how vital leadership is. It can turn a losing team into a winner and, it is important to note, it can turn… Read More »

Choice Locations for Portuguese Language Support

Entrepreneurs and investors looking to service Brazil will need to closely analyze where they source Portuguese language support. Not surprisingly, the most affordable options are found outside Latin America’s most populous country –… Read More »

The Tricky Role of CTOs in the Age of Coronavirus

Challenges presented by Covid-19 are changing the way Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) think about their job and the operational environment, not least because they are now forced to find new solutions in the… Read More »

Protecting Health Without Violating Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Covid-19 pandemic is more than a biological phenomenon. It is an agent for rapid social and economic transformation. Since the first case was detected in Wuhan, China, the disease has swept across… Read More »

Canada Welcomes Tech Workers Escaping US Visa Hassles

For André Ferreira, a move to Canada was all about finding peace of mind. The Portuguese software engineer had been living in the United States since 2016. But with his visa expiring and… Read More »

Nearshore 101: Customers, Do You Know What You Are Buying?

While the value proposition of a global services provider is greater than ever before, changing economic conditions mean first time outsourcing buyers need to be even more vigilant in evaluating potential partnerships. “Buyers… Read More »