After the recent events in the U.S., Standard and Poor's has said Brazil, Costa Rica and Panama stand to suffer the most economic risk, while Chile will likely be the most stable in the region

In a teleconference last week, S&P announced that spreads in the Latin American region have widened since the attacks on Washington and New York. The rating agency has also noted that relative to their official reserves Brazil, Costa Rica and Panama have the largest growth in external borrowing needs for next year and are therefore the most exposed to the difficult market environment that lies ahead for the next two or three quarters.

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