Multilateral Institutions

Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración (ALADI)

Bank for International Settlements

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat

Central American Bank for Economic Integration

Foreign Trade Information System

Free Trade Area of the Americas

Inter-American Development Bank

Interamerican Foundation for the Development and Formation of Retirement Pensions

International Monetary Fund

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Organization of American States

Summit of the Americas Center

U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

The World Bank

World Trade Organization

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U.S. Government

CIA World Factbook

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Department of Commerce, Free Trade Area of the Americas

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics

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Foreign Central Banks and Banking Superintendencies

Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina

Central Bank of Aruba

Central Bank of The Bahamas

Central Bank of Barbados

Central Bank of Belize

Bermuda Monetary Authority

Central Bank of Bolivia

Banking Superintendency of Bolivia

Central Bank of Brazil

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

Central Bank of Chile

Banking Superintendency of Chile

Central Bank of the Republic of Colombia

Banking Superintendency of Colombia

Central Bank of Costa Rica

Banking Superintendency of Costa Rica

Central Bank of the Dominican Republic

Banking Superintendency of the Dominican Republic

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

Central Bank of Ecuador

Banking Superintendency of Ecuador

Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador

Banking Superintendency of El Salvador

Central Bank of Guatemala

Banking Superintendency of Guatemala

Central Bank of Haiti

Central Bank of Honduras

Banking Superintendency of Honduras

Central Bank of Jamaica

Bank of Mexico

Banking Superintendency of Mexico

Central Bank of Nicaragua

Banking Superintendency of Nicaragua

National Bank of Panama

Banking Superintendency of Panama

Central Bank of Paraguay

Banking Superintendency of Paraguay

Central Bank of Peru

Banking Superintendency of Peru

Central Bank of Spain

Central Bank of Suriname

Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago

Central Bank of Uruguay

Central Bank of Venezuela

Banking Superintendency of Venezuela

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Research Institutions, Universities, and Economic Reports

Asia crisis homepage, New York University

Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies

Carter Center Latin American and Caribbean Program

Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, Georgia State University

Center for Latin American Studies, University of Miami

Council of the Americas

Florida International University Applied Research Center

Grupo Financiero Bancomer

Institute for International Economics

Institute of International Finance

Inter-American Dialogue

International Development Research Centre

Latin America Data Base, University of New Mexico

Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Emory University

Latin American Government Documents Project, Cornell University

Latin American Network Information Center, University of Texas

National Bureau of Economic Research

National Law Center for Inter-American Trade

The North-South Institute

Political Database of the Americas, Georgetown University

Research Institute for Applied Economics (IPEA)

Southern Center for International Studies

US-Mexico Network@USC

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Brazil Institute

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Latin American Government Sites


Interior Ministry

Ministry of Economics and Public Works

Ministry of Foreign Relations and Trade

National Securities Commission

National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC)

Superintendency for Pension Fund Administration

Government of Bermuda


National Institute of Statistics (INE)


Brazilian Embassy in London

Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE)

Electricity Regulatory Agency

Government of Brazil

Ministry of Development, Industry, and Foreign Trade

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Planning, Budget, and Management

Ministry of Social Security

National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES)

Oil Regulatory Agency

Securities Commission

Telecom Regulatory Agency

Treasury Secretariat

Chilean Copper Commission


Economy and Energy Ministry

Finance Ministry

Foreign Investment Committee

Industry Federation

National Statistics Institute (INE)


Securities Commission

Superintendency for Pension Fund Administration

Colombian Government Trade Bureau, Washington, D.C.

Embassy of Colombia in Washington, D.C.

Investor Information Desk

Ministry of Finance

National Administrative Department for Statistics (DANE)

National Planning Department

Presidency of the Republic of Colombia

Costa Rica
Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Commerce (MEIC)

National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC)

Superintendent of Stock Exchange (SUGEVAL)

Dominican Republic

Ministry of Foreign Relations and Trade

Ministry of Industry and Commerce

National Planning Agency


Reserve Bank

Sugar Producers Association


Finance Ministry

Ministry of Energy and Mining

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

National Finance Corporation

National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC)

El Salvador
Ministry of Economy

Ministry of Finance

Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES)


Finance Ministry

Ministry of Industry and Commerce


Federal Electricity Commission

The Institute for the Protection of Bank Savings (IPAB)

Ministry of Finance

National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV)

National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Data Processing

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Ministry of Foreign Relations

The Panama Canal


National Statistics Office


Finance Ministry

National Institute of Development

National Statistics and Data Institute (INEI)

Ministry of Economy and Finance

National Statistical Institute (INE)

Trinidad and Tobago

Central Government

Foreign Affairs Ministry


Tourism and Development Ministry

Finance Ministry

Institute of Statistics

Ministry of Foreign Relations

Banking Association

Finance Ministry

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

Ministry of Foreign Relations

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Latin American Stock Exchanges





Brazil Mercantile and Futures Exchange



Costa Rica

Ecuador Quito Stock Exchange

El Salvador



Mexican Derivatives Market




Trinidad and Tobago



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Latin American Media and Others

United States
El Nuevo Herald (Miami Herald in Spanish)

World online newspapers


Ambito Financiero

Buenos Aires Herald

Clarín Digital

El Cronista

La Nacion

Página 12

TN 24horas

El Deber

El Diario

La Razón

Los Tiempos

Correio Brasiliense

O Estado de São Paulo

Folha de São Paulo

Gazeta Mercantil

O Globo

O Jornal do Brazil




Chile Information Project

El Diario


El Mercurio

Qué Pasa

La Tercera

Colombia Post

El Espectador

La República


El Tiempo

Costa Rica
La Nacion Digital

Dominican Republic
Listín Digital

El Nacional

El Periodico Hoy

El Comercio

CRE Satelital

Diario La Hora

El Telégrafo

El Universal

El Universo

El Salvador
El Diario de Hoy

Caribbean News Agency


The Jamaica Observer

Diario Digital

El Economista

El Financiero

La Jornada



El Universal

La Crítica

El Panamá America

Panama Investor's Monthly

The Panama News

La Prensa

El Siglo

El Universal



El Comercio

La Encuentra



La República

El Pais

Trinidad and Tobago



Brecha Internet

El Observador

El Pais

Radio El Espectador

La República

La Hora

El Mundo

El Nacional

Tal Cual

El Universal

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Financial Information

BCP Securities

Bloomberg Latin America

Brazil Financial Wire


Center for Latin American Capital Markets

Consensus Economics (pay site)

The Currency Site

Economist Intelligence Unit (pay site)

Emerging Markets Companion

Institute of International Finance Inc.

International Investment Portal & Research Center

Latin Focus

Latin Sectors

Latin Trade


Standard & Poor's

Yahoo! Finance - International stock markets

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Banking Regulatory Information

State of Florida Banking Regulation Department
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's staff examine banking institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee—the states that make up the Sixth Federal Reserve District. Most of the Sixth Federal District's international entities operate in Florida. The State of Florida Department of Financial Services Web site offers the Florida financial institution statutes, the Financial Institutions Directors Handbook, and detailed statistical breakdowns by agency.

FFIEC Country Exposure Data
Historical country exposure lending surveys for banks operating in the United States.

Public Enforcement Actions
Generally, the Federal Reserve takes formal enforcement actions against financial institutions for violations of laws, rules, or regulations; unsafe or unsound practices; and/or breaches of fiduciary duty. Formal enforcement actions include cease and desist orders, written agreements, removal and prohibition orders, and orders assessing civil money penalties. Since August 1989, the Federal Reserve has made all final enforcement orders public in accordance with the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989; since November 1990, it has made all written agreements public in accordance with the Crime Control Act of 1990.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Applications
The primary function of the Banking Applications unit is to take actions and make recommendations on applications and notices filed by Sixth District state member banks and bank holding companies and foreign banking organizations subject to Federal Reserve supervision.

Fed In Print
A cumulative index to all of the Federal Reserve Banks' publications.

Supervision and Regulation Letters
All publicly available Supervision and Regulation (SR) Letters since 1990. SR Letters address significant policy and procedural matters related to the Federal Reserve System's supervisory responsibilities.

Examination Manuals
The Federal Reserve's various examination manuals, including the Bank Secrecy Act Examination Manual, the Commercial Bank Examination Manual, and the Examination Manual for U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banking Organizations.

Legal Interpretations
Opinions of Board staff and the Board of Governors.

Reporting forms
The Federal Reserve uses reporting forms to collect data from bank holding companies, depository institutions, and other entities. The forms and instructions on this Web site are current and may be reproduced for use by respondents for data collection.

Joint Agency Statement on Parallel Banking Organizations—April 23, 2002.