There are numerous reasons to invest in Latin America and the Caribbean instead of the United States of America. These include:
1) Latin America and the Caribbean are still developing their infrastructure. The United States has old and decaying infrastructure and many members of society lack the will to fix and upgrade it to sustainable designs.
2) Latin America and the Caribbean do not arrogantly assume they have the best system in the world. They are willing to accept new approaches that will lead directly to sustainability.
3) Latin America and the Caribbean are not dead set against renewable energy and energy efficient ways of living.
4) Latin America and the Caribbean are not dead set against durable items and recycling waste products back into systems.
5) Latin America and the Caribbean are not dead set against maglev trains, high speed rail, commuter rail and other mass transit options that will allow them to move more freely.
6) Latin America and the Caribbean have more to benefit from sustainable economic development than they stand to lose.
7) Latin America and the Caribbean are not brainwashed into believing that industrial development and unrestricted capitalism are the only paths to prosperity.
Therefore, investors should seriously consider investing in sustainable infrastructure and systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. It will enable them to sidestep bad development decisions that would increase environmental degradation in those regions. The United States may ultimately engage in serious sustainable development and redevelopment programs, but any clear sighted investor ought to recognize that the United States is no longer the leader in productivity.
There is every reason to believe that a shift will occur and the United States will lose its reputation as the land of opportunity. It may become better known as the land of industrial decay.