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Evolution of Latin America’s Economies

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I’ve been looking recently at the structural changes in many of Latin America’s economies (through the evolution of their exports). The different trajectories are quite striking, as you can see...

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U.S. Drug Policy’s Third Way: A Conversation with Gil Kerlikowske

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Over the past year, public frustration in Latin America has been mounting toward the international drug control regime. Latin American leaders brought the drug policy debate to the forefront at...

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Chihuahua’s Version of Colombia’s Wealth Tax

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I’ve argued in the past that to truly address the security situation, Mexico needs the buy in of its citizens—and particularly of its elites. One way of achieving this is...

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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: Community Building Across Borders

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Alongside the tentative formal efforts at economic and political integration, people are also increasingly bringing the region together. A recent uptick in intra-regional movement—through travel, study, and immigration—has allowed Latin...

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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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Latin American Integration: Two Hundred Years of Efforts

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Latin American integration efforts have been a continuous fixture throughout much of the last century, but in recent years there has been a flurry of new initiatives, with leaders re-emphasizing...

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Hit Record Highs in 2011

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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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Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Worth the Price?

Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Latin America Mexico Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Worth the Price?

In the economic development world, one of Latin America’s claims to fame are its conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs), which provide direct money transfers to low-income families who send their...

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Violence and Insecurity in Latin America: New Survey Findings

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Though specific countries usually capture the headlines for their bloodiness—Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and often Colombia—security problems are widespread throughout Latin America. For the region which holds the unfortunate distinction of...

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