The Link Between Economic Opportunity & Prosperity
The 2009 Index of Economic Freedom: El Salvador 33 in the world, Costa Rica 46, Panama 55, Nicaragua 84, Guatemala 87, Honduras 91.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The 2009 Index of Economic Freedom, produced by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation, covers 183 countries across 10 specific freedoms such as trade freedom, business freedom, investment freedom, and property rights.
In Central America, El Salvador leads (32 in the world), followed by Costa Rica (54), Panama (60), Guatemala (83), Nicaragua (98) and Honduras (99).
In Central America, El Salvador leads (39 in the world), followed by Costa Rica (49), Panama (59), Guatemala (79), Nicaragua (98) and Honduras (99).
Negative aspects such as high state spending and discrimination in income tax payments led to points deductions.
In the region El Salvador is at the top (33 in overall ranking), followed by Costa Rica (46), Panama (55), Nicaragua (84), Guatemala (87), Dominican Rep. (88), and Honduras (91).
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