Mexico came off positively after the election of left wing populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador. However much markets and the peso strengthened in the days following the election, the finer details of the president-elect’s economic plan for the following six years remain uncertain.
Health care is a central developmental pillar that functions as an engine of social and economic growth for all countries. The correlation between a healthy population and strong economic growth is undeniable. However, according to the World Health Organisation, Mexico ranks 61st out of 191 countries for overall health efficiency. This is behind many nations with lower socio-economic rankings in other metrics, such as those in South-east Asia.
Lima, January 2018: Despite the political challenges that faced Peru in 2017, the year ended on a positive note for Peruvian exports, the value of which reached $44.9bn, the highest figure since 2011. Continuing this upward trend, estimates for 2018 suggest a 13.2% increase on 2017 numbers.