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Launch of the Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2014

On Monday 4 August, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will launch its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2014, in which it will update its growth estimates for the region's countries this year. The annual report, which is one of the flagship documents of this United Nations regional commission, will be launched at the ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile, by its Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, at a press conference scheduled for 11.00 a.m. The Economic Survey 2014 analyses the economic performance of Latin America and the Caribbean during the first half of the year, and provides forecasts for the next few months. The report also examines challenges for the region's economic and social sustainability and its public policies, in the light of the current external environment.

Santiago, Chile - 4 Aug 2014