By Rodrigo M. ( | First Posted: Aug 12, 2015 10:43 AM EDT

America Economia, an economics publication that has ranked Latin America's largest firms since 1987, calculates a Multilatina Index based on firm sales, number of countries and geographic areas in which is present, percentage of international sales, percentage of international employees, geographic coverage and growth potential.

These are the Top 8 Multilatinas: