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Latin America's Populist Hangover

Argentina Bolivia Brazil Ecuador European Union Guatemala Honduras Latin America Peru United States Venezuela Latin America's Populist Hangover

In my piece published in the November/December 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs, I lay out the economic and political characteristics of populism, analyze why it is receding in Latin America today,...

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Interview With Jim Zirin: Current Events in Latin America

Argentina Brazil Mexico Uncategorized United States Venezuela Interview With Jim Zirin: Current Events in Latin America

Last month, I had the pleasure of joining Jim Zirin on “Conversations in the Digital Age” to discuss the U.S.-Mexico relationship, the presidential impeachment in Brazil, Colombia’s peace deal, Argentina’s return...

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Mexico’s Corrupt Governors

Mexico United States Mexico’s Corrupt Governors

Last June, Mexico elected new governors in twelve of its thirty-one states. As millions of voters went to the urns, corruption was a top concern (along with insecurity). Eight states...

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Argentina and Brazil Grow Together

Argentina Brazil Argentina and Brazil Grow Together

In my piece published this week on 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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