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With two months in the books for equity markets in 2010, let's take a quick look at the leading and lagging Latin American ADRs from a performance perspective.

The five best performing Latin American ADRs YTD as of 2/26/10:

1. Banco De Chile (NYSE:BCH)
Country: Chile
Sector: Banking
YTD Change: 15.01%

2. GRUMA (NYSE:GMK)
Country: Mexico
Sector: Food Producers
YTD Change: 13.34%

3. Nortel Invesora (NYSE:NTL)
Country: Argentina
Sector: Fixed Line Telecom
YTD Change: 13.13%

4. Vina Concha y Toro (NYSE:VCO)
Country: Chile
Sector: Beverages
YTD Change: 12.44%

5. Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC)
Country: Colombia
Sector: Integrated Oil & Gas
YTD Change: 10.92%

The five worst performing Latin American ADRs YTD as of 2/26/10:

1. Cemex (NYSE:CX)
Country: Mexico
Sector: Construction & Materials
YTD Change: -19.12%

2. Fibria Celulose S.A. (NYSE:FBR)
Country: Brazil
Sector: Forestry & Paper
YTD Change: -19.66%

3. Grupo TMM (NYSE:TMM)
Country: Mexico
Sector: Industrial Transportation
YTD Change: -20.21%

4. Brasil Telecom (BTM)
Country: Brazil
Sector: Fixed Line Telecom
YTD Change: -33.33%

5. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras-Eletrobras (NYSE:EBR)
Country: Brazil
Sector: Electricity
YTD Change: -38.36%

Banco De Chile (BCH) is the top performer with a return of 15% YTD. BCH is a consistent high dividend payer with a current yield is 6.57%. The next dividend payment is $3.90 with a record date of March 19th and a pay date of April 6, 2010. Ecopetrol (EC) of Colombia has a dividend yield of 5.62%. For the full year 2009, the company increased production of crude oil and natural gas by 17% from 2008 and sales volume rose by about 19% compared to 2008. Cement and construction materials maker Cemex (CX) announced disappointing quarterly results in January, leading shares lower.

Disclosure: None

Source: The Five Best and Worst Performing Latin American ADRs YTD