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November 1, 2007

Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, is the figurehead of a Latin American trend of family
businesses ascending to powerful global positions. And many believe that, despite concerns about corruption, this trend will continue if the environment for business improves at the current rate. Melanie Stern analyses the state of play for the region’s business families

Melanie Stern is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is the figurehead of a Latin American trend of family businesses ascending to powerful global positions. And many believe that, despite concerns about corruption, this trend will continue if the environment for business improves at the current rate. Melanie Stern analyses the state of play for the region's business families

ARGENTINA
Population: 39.0 million
GDP (at market exchange rates): $214.3 billion

September 1, 2006

Fate forced Colombia’s Torres family into a generational succession, and a reinvention of the family business. Help from outsiders and a united family have meant this business has beaten the odds and evolved into a strategy- and growth-focused concern

The Torres family contributed this article. Their company Contempo Group are based in Bogotá, Colombia. The family are members of the FBN Colombia chapter.

Fate forced Colombia's Torres family into a generational succession, and a reinvention of the family business. Help from outsiders and a united family have meant this business has beaten the odds and evolved into a strategy- and growth-focused concern

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