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Why Argentina’s Macri Could Have a Rockier Year in 2017

Argentina Why Argentina’s Macri Could Have a Rockier Year in 2017

Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his team can take a bow for their first year in office. Despite Macri’s outsider status and his party’s limited influence in the Congress, he...

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Trump Won’t Stop Investment in Mexico

Mexico United States Trump Won’t Stop Investment in Mexico

NAFTA is as much an investment as a trade treaty, providing guarantees of international courts, regulatory coordination, and intellectual property protections. This has helped bring over $500 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI)...

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Shannon O'Neil On Bloomberg Surveillance

Brazil China Cuba Latin America Venezuela Shannon O'Neil On Bloomberg Surveillance

This morning, I had the pleasure of joining Tom Keene on Bloomberg Surveillance to discuss Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, and China’s increasing opportunities in Latin America. You can watch the two...

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The Hidden Refugee Crisis in the Western Hemisphere

Brazil Cuba El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Immigration Latin America Mexico United States Venezuela The Hidden Refugee Crisis in the Western Hemisphere

While much attention is rightly focused on Syria and the Middle East, there are a growing number of refugees in the Western Hemisphere. The largest group comes from Central America’s...

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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 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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