BRASILIA Jan 30 Latin America as a whole is
better prepared to deal with global market turbulence than it
used to be but it is important that the region stay alert, the
International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
Alejandro Werner, the IMF's director for the Western
Hemisphere Department, added in a press conference that he did
not see any external factors that could boost growth in Latin
American countries from current levels in 2014.
Werner said the impact of weaker currencies on consumer
prices in the region is lower now than it was 20 years ago.