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Latin America: 2016 Highlights

One of the biggest international news stories from Latin America this year was the 2016 Olympic Games, hosted in Rio back in August. Whilst the games were an overwhelming success, the stories we ran this year on the Olympics show that the run-up to the event wasn’t all smooth-sailing!

Elsewhere in this year’s highlights, Latin America proved itself as a contender in VR, solar power and IoT, and a man in Argentina decided to put us all out of our misery by giving us what we really wanted, Salesforce for cows

Pan-continent features:
Thrashing Uber: The rise of two local taxi apps in Latin America
Latin America is quickly becoming solar energy’s hottest spot
Latin America: A hotbed for the Internet of Things
How can Latin America become a global leader in Impact Investing?
Mediconecta: Telehealth startup has high hopes for Latin America
Why do Latin Americans pay more for cloud computing?
What are Apple’s chances of success for its Latin American retail push?
Latin America could be a serious VR contender

Country specific stories (in alphabetical order):

Penguins & red tape: The perils of Argentina’s tech imports
Tambero CEO says: “There was no Salesforce or Oracle for cows…”
A peek at the Argentine ‘White House’ Twitter-handle warfare
Has Macri finally created a hub for Argentina’s startups?

Brazilian dog sitting app finds niche in local pet market
Can Brazil’s problems actually fuel tech growth?
Brazil’s fintechs bank on more deals, less red tape
Brazil lures youth with IT learning schemes to fill skills gap
Teleradiology company helps solve radiologist shortage in Brazil
Brazil: How cybercriminals may take advantage of a political crisis
Brazil startup in race to develop the 3D-printed house of the future
Brazil hopes UK’s GM mosquitoes will fend off Zika virus

A vibrant startup ecosystem benefits Chile’s fintechs
Cornershop aims for slice of grocery shopping in Chile and Mexico

Trust and technology boost Colombia’s financial inclusion
BT kiosks link rural Colombians to education, health, hope

How is Cuba’s target for getting online coming along?

El Salvador
El Salvador: Low tech levels help spread of Zika virus

From farmers to bitcoins, Mexican fintechs drive change
Mexico: Cloud growth despite physical security challenges

As Venezuela’s crisis deepens, its ICT infrastructure is withering


And a chance to revisit our Olympics stories:
Is Brazil tech-ready for the 2016 Olympics?
‘Safeture’ app keeps travelers secure at the Olympics
Amnesty app records Rio gun crime ahead of Olympics
Data centres & VR at 2016 Rio Olympics


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