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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

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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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Opportunities for U.S. Engagement in Latin America

Argentina Brazil Chile China Colombia Cuba El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Latin America Mexico Peru United States Venezuela Opportunities for U.S. Engagement in Latin America

Last week, I had the privilege of testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations at a hearing titled “Political and Economic Developments in Latin America and Opportunities for...

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A Conversation With Mark Jones and Kellie Meiman Hock

Argentina Brazil Chile United States Venezuela A Conversation With Mark Jones and Kellie Meiman Hock

This post features Mark P. Jones, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s political science fellow and Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin America Studies at Rice University,...

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New Argentine President Macri’s Economic Challenges

Argentina Brazil China New Argentine President Macri’s Economic Challenges

Mauricio Macri, mayor of Buenos Aires and leader of the Cambiemos coalition, won yesterday’s presidential run-off, becoming the first non-Peronist president in nearly fifteen years. From his start on December...

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