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Trade Rumors

Don't let popular fears of an impending Latin American market crash get you down.

This story appears in the July 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When entrepreneurs bring up the subject of thesedays, a few common refrains emerge. "'s problems aregoing to sink the whole region," someone prognosticates."And this fall's elections in many countries will createchaos," another person adds. Before you can say,"Tranquilo," it's too late--everyone's in acollective tizzy.

A number of experts on the region, however, urge businesspeopleto ease up on the panic. These analysts dispute the notion thatBrazil's economic flux will unravel Latin America, and evensuggest there's reason for cautious optimism.

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