Colombia has much to brag about — cutting poverty by half, doubling international air connections and quadrupling the size of its economy since 2000  — but these are just byproducts of its crowning achievement over the last two decades: defeating organized crime with the help of the United States, the country’s ambassador said in Atlanta.  More

Brazilian Brands Continue Franchise Talks in Atlanta

by Trevor Williams | February 12, 2015 Brazilian brands representing a variety of sectors, from restaurant chains to fiberglass pools and fashion accessories, are in Atlanta this week to learn about the U.S. market, following up on a franchising push by members of Mayor Kasim Reed’s business delegation to the country last April.  More

Canada's Labor Minister: STEM Education Means Competitive Salaries

by Phil Bolton | May 5, 2015 Although Canada’s minister of labor came to Atlanta for a pediatricians’ conference, she managed to begin her visit May 1 with a breakfast at the consulate general in Midtown to advance the cause of women in science and technology. More

'Intellectual Tourists' and Investors Invited for a Taste of Haiti

by Trevor Williams | December 2, 2014 Conventional wisdom says smart travelers should stay away from Haiti, a nation racked by corruption, instability and poverty, but the consul general in Atlanta says his country is seeking "intellectual tourists” who can see its broader narrative beneath the rubble of the past few years.  More

Gulfstream Prepares for Growth in Latin America, Africa

by Trevor Williams | August 26, 2014 Gulfstream Aerospace Inc. is expanding its sales operations in Latin America and Africa, fast-growing regions where the Savannah-based business jet manufacturer already has significant footholds.  More