In preparing the foreword to last year’s inaugural edition of the The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment, we noted the recent progress Latin America has made in terms of economic growth and democratic consolidation. Indeed, nearly 75 million people have joined the middle class over the past 15 years, and most citizens now reside in stable electoral democracies. This profound economic, political and social transition has improved the lives and prospects of citizens and created a new consumer class that asks more of its leaders. They are hungry for high-quality services, as well as the latest products and technologies. This change, in turn, has created countless new business opportunities for local entrepreneurs and global investors alike.