Social P3s Grow In Lat Am

In spite of what is happening in Chile (see story above), social P3 deals are advancing in other Latin American countries. Brazil is taking on hospitals and prison centers, Peru is making ready a tender for a 1,100-Mw hydropower plant, Panama plans to revive a tender for the procurement of government buildings, and Honduras is inviting interest in a government civic center.

Brazil is of particular interest because left-wing president Dilma Rousseff has approached social P3s pragmatically. Brazil is a federal republic that, under its constitution, allows states a degree of freedom to go their own way. Chile’s more centralized government does not allow its regions the freedom enjoyed by the Brazilian states.

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