Giving up the Y2K ghost in Latin America.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
It's probably OK for latinos to prepare, though.
CNN's report on Latin America
-- Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 19, 1999
From the above link...
Gartner analysts predict half of all Latin American companies and state agencies will see at least one critical failure -- from power outages to air transport interruptions -- in Argentina, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Even worse off are Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador and Uruguay, they say.
-- Kevin (email@example.com), April 19, 1999.
". . .Argentina, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Even worse off are Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador and Uruguay, they say."
There have been a couple of threads about what we import from those countries plus Brazil. (I wonder why Brazil wasn't mentioned?) The consensus seemd to be that coffee was our major problem! (And I thoroughly concur!) Then there are shoes, steel products, clothing, fruit, vegetables, meat, small appliances, electronics, and a host of other commodities. Wags have mentioned pot and cocaine, too, but I think the illegal drugs industry will come up with acceptable substitutes. I think I'll get in a few bottles of Kahlua and Myers's rum. . .
-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 19, 1999.