RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In April 2020, in full pandemic, oil was anathema and those Latin American and Caribbean countries that depend on its sales to grow and stabilize their public accounts - and they are many - suffered from the shock of low prices.
A year and a half later, reality is quite different: the crude oil barrel is above US$80, almost US$60 more than it was 18 months ago. Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Guyana, and to a lesser extent Mexico, Ecuador and Venezuela, are being provided a powerful boost that few had in their sights.
"We are still . . .