Ricardo Carioni

Latin American Trade & Investment Association (LATIA)

Ricardo is the Director of the Latin American Trade and Investment Association (LATIA), the only association in the U.K. whose members are the Trade and Investment agencies and Embassies of 19 Latin American countries.

Ricardo is the Deputy Ambassador of Nicaragua to the U.K. and to Ireland. As the key advisor to the Ambassador, he is the chief of staff and heads the political, economic, public affairs and consular sections at the embassy. He is also head of Investment, Trade, Commerce, Cultural and Tourism promotion. Ricardo is the representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization, the International Coffee Organization and the International Sugar Organization.

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Nicaragua is a rising star in the global market. It has one of the fastest real GDP growth rates in Central America and is the second safest country in all of Latin America. Nicaragua is set to benefit from rapid and sustained economic growth in the years to come, growth it has encourages with the passage of several laws specifically designed to attract and protect foreign investors. The country has been experiencing unprecedented growth in many sectors, such as textiles, services, tourism and agribusiness. The government recognizes the value of foreign investment in furthering the country’s socioeconomic growth, and therefore offers many incentives to invest in Nicaragua.