RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Finally some good news, something reasonably solid to hold on to. The pandemic took a particularly heavy toll on Latin America: on health, with one of the world's highest mortality rates among the population; and on the economy, with one of the harshest recessions and one of the slowest recoveries.
However, today the region's south is in for a positive surprise: a growing range of commodities, including copper and soybeans, have surpassed pre-pandemic prices in recent weeks, opening up an unexpected escape route from the crisis. The challenges are tremendous, but things at . . .