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The LatAm GDP beauty contest

Know your history, dudes...

And the winner is..........

MEXICO, with a drop of 10.3% in its GDP in 2q09.

Second prize goes to...

CHILE, with a 4.5% drop in its GDP in 2q09.

And third prize is awarded to....

VENEZUELA, its GDP dropping 2.4% in the same second quarter period.

The message was brought to you by IKN, bringing context to Venezuelan figures you'll see bandied about on their own for the rest of 2009.