World Economic Forum on Latin America kicks off in Sao Paulo

14:29 | 15/03/2018 Global Economy

The World Economic Forum on Latin America kicked off on March 13 in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo, drawing hundreds of leaders to discuss the future of the region and new paths of economic growth.

The World Economic Forum on Latin America kicked off on March 13 in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo

The theme of the two-day meeting, a regional version of the World Economic Forum which is held every year in Davos, Switzerland, is "Latin America at a Turning Point: Shaping the New Narrative."

Subjects including controversial US tariff policy, fake news and online defamation -- a highly relevant matter to the upcoming Brazilian general elections, sexual harassment in the workplace, gender parity, new industrial perspectives for Latin America, and globalization will be discussed during the meeting.

The meeting is held amid Brazil's economic recovery. The country's gross domestic product (GDP) increased 1 percent in 2017, after two years of falling.

This is the third time for Brazil to host the meeting. The other two were held in 2006 and 2011.

Theo Xinhua