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South-South Trade and Latin America

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The economic rise of the developing south is one of the biggest trends of the last decade, accelerated by the 2008 global economic downturn. Since 2001 trade between these countries...

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Guest Post: Sustaining Mexico's Energy Reform

Mexico Guest Post: Sustaining Mexico's Energy Reform

This is a guest post by Greg Mendoza, an MA student at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. He previously was an intern in the Latin America Studies program at the Council on...

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Lights Out: Brazil’s Power Problem

Brazil Lights Out: Brazil’s Power Problem

With the World Cup over, Brazilians are turning to their next big event—October’s presidential elections. While President Dilma Rousseff still leads in the polls, her margins continue to shrink. A...

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Guest Post: Mexico's Aerospace Sector Takes Flight

Mexico Guest Post: Mexico's Aerospace Sector Takes Flight

This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, who is beginning an MA in Global Affairs at Yale University in the fall. She previously was my research associate in the...

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Argentina Defaults

Argentina United States Argentina Defaults

Two days ago, Argentina failed to come to an agreement with its holdout creditors and defaulted for the second time in thirteen years. In this piece for Foreign Policy, I...

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Dos Naciones Indivisibles on Es la Hora de Opinar

Mexico United States Dos Naciones Indivisibles on Es la Hora de Opinar

Two weeks ago, I was down in Mexico for the launch of the Spanish-language version of my book, Dos Naciones Indivisibles: México, Estados Unidos, y el Camino por Venir. During my...

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Immigration Reform Is Happening

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Despite the standstill in Congress on immigration reform, state and local governments have been very active in passing their own immigration legislation. In this article for Foreign Policy, I look at what different...

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Holds Steady in 2013

Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Latin America Mexico Peru Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Holds Steady in 2013

In 2013, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America reached $185 billion according to the latest ECLAC report, continuing the slight upward trend of the last three years. Brazil maintained its...

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Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

Brazil Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

In the lead-up to the World Cup and through the first games, Brazilians have taken to the streets in protest. In this post for Daniel Altman on ForeignPolicy.com, I look...

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Immigration Reform Is Dead, Precisely When We Need It Most

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With Eric Cantor’s loss earlier this week, most believe immigration reform is dead. Yet with tens of thousands of Mexican and Central American children flooding across the U.S. southern border,...

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