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Opportunities for U.S. Engagement in Latin America

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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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New Argentine President Macri’s Economic Challenges

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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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Infrastructure on Rousseff’s Agenda

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This is a guest post by Emilie Sweigart, an intern here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America Studies program. Even as Brazil pushes...

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America fell in 2014, down 16 percent to $159 billion according to the latest ECLAC report. This outpaced global declines closer to 7 percent,...

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China’s RMB Swap Lines with Latin America

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My colleagues Benn Steil and Dinah Walker recently published a great interactive on the spread of central bank currency swaps since the financial crisis. They find the United States provided...

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Looking Back at 2012: Latin America's Economic Development

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Looking back at the past year, many of the posts on Latintelligence touch on the region’s economic development, and its trade and investment ties with the rest of the world....

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China’s Economic Role in Latin America

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There is much talk of China’s escalating economic influence in Latin America. But it’s worth looking at what has (and hasn’t) actually happened in the three main ways that China...

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The Democratic Platform on Latin America

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This week it is the Democrats who are putting forth their platform, which can be found in its entirety here. Like its Republican counterpart, the platform is heavily focused on...

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Latin America: Trading and Investing Together

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Economic ties lead Latin America’s integration efforts. Promising some of the greatest concrete benefits—larger markets, improved livelihoods, and enhanced global economic power—leaders and communities alike have tried to integrate the...

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Hit Record Highs in 2011

Brazil Chile China Colombia Latin America Mexico United States Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Hit Record Highs in 2011

Last year foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America continued its surge, topping $150 billion, an all time high for the region. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America...

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