"For people that are in the business of producing consumer goods, there are mostly expectations that there are new opportunities throughout the region that didn't exist a decade ago," said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Washington, D.C.-based Wilson Center. "A lot of people have more money in their pockets to spend and there's no indication quite yet that basic consumer goods are not still going to be in demand."

Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, was quoted in this article in USA Today about the devaluation of currency in Latin America and its impact on American companies in the region.

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