A United Nations economic authority will give a presentation on the Latin America and Caribbean economies and their outlook in the midst of worldwide financial turmoil. The event is scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building at Northern Michigan University. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Ines Bustillo is the director of the Washington Office of the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. She joined ECLAC in 1989 as economic affairs officer, working on such aspects as macroeconomic analysis, international trade, and financial flows. Prior to joining ECLAC, Bustillo was professor of economics at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico, where she taught international trade and finance and microeconomic theory. Previous positions include consultant to the World Bank, the Center for Latin American and Monetary Studies and Operadora de Bolsa in Mexico City. Bustillo’s visit is sponsored by the NMU provost’s office, the office of international programs and the economics department.