Latin digital divide

Internet commerce and use continues to increase dramatically throughout
Latin America, but a digital divide seems to be taking place in the region.

The Internet market grew by

[150%] in Chile

[136%] in Argentina

but grew by only

[55%] in Ecuador

[42%] in Paraguay

[40%] in Colombia

The Yankee Group, a market research firm, concludes that GDP and government
regulations seem to play a major role in the growth of the Internet market in
Latin America. The relatively less regulated economies in Chile, Argentina and
Mexico appear to be pushing beyond initial levels of Internet use, while their
less developed cousins in Peru and Bolivia are still struggling with basic
infrastructure development.

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