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Glimpses of Optimism in Guatemala

Guatemala Glimpses of Optimism in Guatemala

The news and statistics from Guatemala are anything but reassuring. More than half the nation’s sixteen million citizens live in poverty. Worse, almost one in two children under five suffer...

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Interview With Charlie Rose

Mexico United States Interview With Charlie Rose

Last month, I had the pleasure of joining Charlie Rose on his show along with Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s former foreign minister, and Francisco Goldman, contributor to The New Yorker, to...

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The Strategic Importance of North America to U.S. Interests

Canada Latin America Mexico United States The Strategic Importance of North America to U.S. Interests

  Yesterday, I had the privilege to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere at a hearing titled “The Strategic Importance of the Western Hemisphere: Defining...

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United States and Mexico Finally Resolve Cross-Border Trucking Issue

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For the twenty years since the start of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the United States failed to fulfill its treaty obligations to open its roads and permit...

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Elections to Watch in 2015

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The region will hold just two presidential elections this year, choosing new leaders in Guatemala and Argentina. More prevalent will be congressional and local elections. Midterms in Mexico, Venezuela, and...

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Panama Twenty-Five Years Later

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December 20 marks the 25th anniversary of Operation Just Cause, better remembered as the U.S. invasion of Panama. Set off by the death of an off-duty Marine lieutenant by Panamanian...

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Spillovers From Falling Oil Prices: Risks to Mexico and the United States

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Geopolitically, U.S. policymakers generally see high oil prices as bad and low oil prices as good for national interests. In a CFR Working Paper I coauthored with Michael Levi and...

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A Runoff for Brazil’s Rousseff and Neves

Brazil A Runoff for Brazil’s Rousseff and Neves

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won the first–round of the 2014 presidential election yesterday with almost 42 percent of the vote. The real surprise of the contest, however, came in Brazilian Social...

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North America: Time for a New Focus

Canada Mexico United States North America: Time for a New Focus

Today I am pleased to launch CFR’s Independent Task Force on North America. I have been working with co-chairs David H. Petraeus and Robert Zoellick, as well as some twenty...

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A Conversation with Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico A Conversation with Enrique Peña Nieto

Yesterday, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico joined us at the Council on Foreign Relations as part of the Russel C. Leffingwell Lecture series. In a conversation with Robert Rubin,...

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