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Latin America Is Best Suited For A Complementary Offshore Role

July 26, 2007

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  • By Bill Martorelli
  • with John McCarthy,
  • Francesca Bartolomey,
  • Christine Ferrusi Ross,
  • Allison Thresher

Why Read This Report

Organizations seeking a broadened global offshore/nearshore footprint are eyeing alternative geographic destinations, including Latin America. The attractiveness of several Latin American destinations has recently increased. However, the bulk of Latin American activity still focuses on domestic requirements instead of exports. Latin America remains dominated by global — rather than indigenous — suppliers. Potential clients should be aware that export activity from Latin America is still in its early, formative stages, and suppliers, including Indian suppliers, will be the primary beneficiaries of the region for the near-term. Ultimately, clients hire companies, not countries, and Latin America's indigenous suppliers are still fledglings in offshore delivery. Furthermore, Latin America's collective long-term role is likely to be at best a complementary destination in conjunction with India and other emerging locales.

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