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Argentina and Brazil Grow Together

Argentina Brazil Argentina and Brazil Grow Together

In my piece published this week on Foreignaffairs.com I reflect on Argentina’s and Brazil’s current political and economic situations. I argue that while their current challenges are their own, a...

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How Americans See Mexico

Canada Immigration Mexico United States How Americans See Mexico

The three North American leaders meet tomorrow in Ottawa, the new Trudeau government reviving an annual summit. As a recent poll of U.S. perceptions of its neighbors by Vianovo and...

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Mexico's Gubernatorial Elections

Mexico Mexico's Gubernatorial Elections

Mexico’s PRI lost big in yesterday’s gubernatorial elections. Just six months ago party optimists boasted they might sweep all twelve of the governorships; preliminary results show they may get just...

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Measuring Mexico’s Social Cohesion

Mexico United States Measuring Mexico’s Social Cohesion

Social cohesion, or the strength of a country’s social fabric, is often raised in discussions of security. The World Bank describes it as “fundamental for societies to progress towards development...

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Migration From Central America Rising

El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico United States Migration From Central America Rising

Central America’s Northern Triangle is one of the most violent regions in the world. Last year’s murder rate of roughly 54 per 100,000 inhabitants surpasses Iraq’s civilian death toll. El...

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CFR Conference Call: Brazil Update

Brazil CFR Conference Call: Brazil Update

Earlier this week I had the chance to talk with Michael T. Derham, a partner with Novam Portam, about the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and Brazil’s possible paths forward. You can...

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Foreign Affairs' Brazil Economic Summit

Brazil Foreign Affairs' Brazil Economic Summit

I had the pleasure yesterday morning of sharing the stage with Brian Winter, vice president of policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas and editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly, to talk...

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Anticorruption Efforts in Mexico

Mexico Anticorruption Efforts in Mexico

Corruption dominates Mexico’s headlines: helicopter rides for officials’ family members, housing deals from favored government contractors, the still unexplained disappearance of 43 students, and a drug lord escaping a maximum-security...

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Argentina’s Congress Returns

Argentina Argentina’s Congress Returns

During his first two months in office Argentine President Macri pushed through reforms to eliminate currency controls, cut export taxes, and remove energy subsidies. He also appointed two new judges...

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Latin America’s Ninis

Belize Colombia Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Latin America Mexico Nicaragua Panama Peru United States Latin America’s Ninis

18 million Latin Americans—1 in 5 of those between the ages of 15 and 24—neither work nor attend school. Commonly dubbed “ninis” (ni estudian ni trabajan), a new World Bank...

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