Click on the Country Information and Reports tab for a list of resources providing background, introductory, and even advanced country information and reports. Many of these resources are taken from the Statistics/Data Tab of the UCSD Library International Government Information Research Guide which points to resources to find great background information and statistics on countries around the world. Using such resources is a helpful place to start research on any Latin American country.
The Business Research Guide is also an excellent starting place.
Keyword Searching for these phrases/keywords may be productive:
The following authors have produced useful serials and reports:
Business Insights: Global This link opens in a new window
BI: Global is a great first-stop for business and management information. It includes information on companies and industries from business and trade journals, academic journals, industry reports, newspapers, newsletters, and classic business reference sources. Search on a company name. In the search results, click on individual companies to open well-organized company profiles.
Business News Americas: BNamericas
Premium news, reports, and statistics on Latin American industries and companies, covering telecommunications, information technology, electric power, oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining, metals, banking, information technology, infrastructure, privatization, water and waste, and insurance sectors.
EMIS Intelligence (formerly ISI Emerging Markets)
Provides economic studies, company & industry reports, country risk, statistics and political news on emerging market countries. Covers public & private companies & global industry reports. Includes interactive data analysis tools & news alerts. Excellent China coverage.
Factiva contains MANY newspapers, including financial. To see if it provides access to a particular publication, click on the source downward arrow and search by title. For example, you will find El Financiero here.
Financial and economic data covering over 150 countries and over 6,500 historical and current data series. Bonds, T-bills, unemployment, GDP, commodity prices, exchange rates, and more, some dating back to 1900. Note: To access, use the “Login Anonymously” option and choose GFDatabase in the left nav bar.
Global Insight provides access to the 4 Basic Economics Databases covering U.S. economic, financial, and demographic statistics. Concepts available are U.S. trade, population, production, income, housing, employment, and finance. Data series are available at daily, weekly, and monthly frequencies with history from 1946. Although licensed users can search more than 100 Global Insight databases, data downloads are limited to BASIC, BASIC/D, BASIC/FX, and BASIC/W.
Latin America Data Base (LADB)
Searchable database of weekly newsletters covering Latin American political and economic affairs, 1986-present. Current titles are NotiSur (South America), SourceMex (Mexico), NotiCen (Central America).
Online archive and feed of the Latin American Newsletters (London) family of political economic news and analysis publications - also known as Latin American Intelligence Service. Earliest coverage reaches back to 1967.
Provides detailed information about U.S. and International public companies. Content includes: links to SEC EDGAR filings, current and archived company profiles and annual reports, historical financial and stock price data, equity research reports, and industry reports.
Latin American marketing data and statistics
Call Number: Geisel Reference Floor2 West HA751 .L38
Publication Date: London : Euromonitor International, 2003
Anuario estadístico de América Latina = Statistical yearbook for Latin America
Call Number: Geisel Floor 6 HA755 .A68
Publication Date: Santiago, Chile : United Nations, Economic Commission for Latin America, 1973-1984
Anuario estadístico de América Latina y el Caribe = Statistical yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean
Call Number: Geisel Reference Floor 2 West and Floor 6 HA755 .A68
Publication Date: [Santiago, Chile] : Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 1986-
Issues since 1998 available online at: http://www.cepal.org/cgi-bin/getProd.asp?xml=/deype/agrupadores_xml/aes250.xml&xsl=/agrupadores_xml/agrupa_listado.xsl
Search for "Statistical abstract of Latin America" as a keyword in Roger to find various publications by the Committee on Latin American Studies/Latin American Studies Center at UCLA
Statistical abstract of Latin America for .. by prepared by Committee on Latin American Studies, UCLA
Call Number: Most Recent: Geisel Reference Floor2 West Earlier Issues 6th Floor HA935 .S8
Publication Date: Los Angeles : The University, 1956-2002
Libraries hold vols. 1-38 (1955-2002)
Centroamérica en cifras, 1980-2005
Call Number: Geisel Reference Floor 2 West HC141 .C38474 2006
Publication Date: San José, Costa Rica : Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, 2005 [i.e. 2006]
Business News Americas = BNamericas
Industry and company news and reports covering Industry and company news and reports covering technology, telecom, electric power, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, banking, insurance, water, and privatization sectors across Latin America. Enter your @ucsd.edu domain email to initiate access and establish your ongoing platform customization. (Check spam folder/filter for initial "magic link" message.) Restricted to UCSD email addresses.
AKA Latin American Intelligence Service, 1967-). Online archive and feed of the complete Latin American Newsletters (London) family of political and economic news and analysis publications. Includes focused, special reports, such as commodity reports, regional reports, and security and strategic reviews.
The News Sources on Latin America tab lists many general and regionally/subject specific news sources which are useful for historical and contemporary business research.
In addition, there are many important business-specific resources to be aware of. These include:
Call Number: Offsite SRLF HF 5001.B89 (1929-1989)
Publication Date: 1929-
UCSD Library provides access 1929-present
Print: Offsite SRLF HF 5001.B89 (1929-1989)
Electronic Since 1990
Call Number: Offsite SRLF HF5001.F72 (1930-1989); Journals, Geisel 1 E (1990-); Current Cournals, Geisel 2 W HF5001.F7
Publication Date: 1930-
UCSD Library provides access 1930-present
Print: Offsite SRLF HF5001.F72 (1930-1989); Journals, Geisel 1 E (1990-); Current Cournals, Geisel 2 W HF5001.F
Harvard Business Review (1922-present)