OECD Regional Centre for Competition in Latin America Newsletter


About the newsletter


This newsletter reports on the activities of the OECD Regional Centre for Competition in Latin America.

Published twice a year, it shares regional experiences and recent developments from the economies in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Latest release

Issue 3 - June 2021


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In this issue: 

  • Centre activities and programme
  • Interview: Guilermo Rojas Guzmán (Coprocom, Costa Rica)
  • Updates on regional projects and the 2021 Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum
  • Brazil: The Foreign Currency Exchange Market Case in Brazil
    by Diogo Thomson Andrade, Fernanda Garcia Machado and Rafaela Teixeira Vieira Noman
  • Chile: FNE´s cases in the Mortgage-related Insurance Industry
    by Camilo Vergara and Diego Concha
  • El Salvador: Cooperation between the Competition Agency and the Financial Regulator in mergers
    by Rebeca Hernández Asturias
  • Mexico: Investigating the Mexican Card Payment System – inception, preliminary opinion and future implications for competition
    by María Andrea Latapie Aldana


Previous issues


Issue 2  |  December 2020  |  English  -  Spanish


In this issue:

  • Centre activities and programme
  • Interview with Mr Alexandre Barreto de Souza, president of CADE in Brazil
  • Updates on regional projects
  • Guest Expert: A Note on Screens’ Worldwide Adoption and Successes by Rosa Abrantes-Metz
  • Brazil: New Investigation Techniques to Fighting Cartels – the “Brain Project”
  • Costa Rica: Update and perspectives of the new leniency programme in Costa Rica
  • El Salvador: Leniency and compliance: the interdisciplinary nexus
  • Mexico: COFECE’s view of ex-officio investigations in strategic markets
  • Caribbean: The Efficacy of Leniency Programs in Small Economies– a view from the Caribbean

Issue 1  |  June 2020   |  English


In this issue: 

  • Centre activities and programme
  • Interview with Mr. Ivo Gagliuffi Piercechi
  • Updates on regional projects
  • OECD: Challenges and opportunities for competition authorities arising from Covid-19 crisis
  • OECD: Market Study Process - Example of the UK Credit Card Market
  • Argentina: Credit Card Market Study - Findings, Recommendations and Impact
  • Brazil: Advocacy initiatives through CADE’s Cahiers – 10 market studies in 6 years
  • Mexico: Advocating for pro-competitive regulation in the Notarial services market
  • Peru: From drafting to implementation of Indecopi’s Guidelines in Public Procurement
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Advocacy efforts that pushed for the new Competition Law



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