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Latin America’s Economic Outlook

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The recent IMF economic outlook report entitled, “The Western Hemisphere: Rebuilding Strength and Flexibility,” is overall quite bullish on the region. Fueled by favorable commodity prices and plentiful international credit,...

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Guest Post: Colombia's Displaced

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This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. The best known...

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Why the Summit of the Americas Matters

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The sixth Summit of the Americas on April 14-15 is part of an intense spring of bilateral and regional interactions in the hemisphere. It will bring together thirty-three heads of...

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Guest Post: Ecuador's Military and Why Correa Will Be Reelected (Once)

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This is a guest post by Gabriel Aguilera, an Assistant Professor of International Security Studies at the Air War College. The views expressed here belong solely to the author and...

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Guest Post: Colombia on the International Stage

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This is a guest post by Sebastian Chaskel and Michael Bustamante. Sebastian Chaskel is a Master in Public Affairs student at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International...

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Press Freedom and Democracy in Latin America

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Last Wednesday, Ecuador’s Supreme Court upheld sentences handed down in July 2011 for four members of the El Universo newspaper’s staff in the latest chapter of a lengthy and controversial...

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Peru’s Balancing Act: Indigenous Rights and Economic Development

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Andean protesters shout slogans against the government in Lima (Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Courtesy Reuters). Andean protesters shout slogans against the government in Lima (Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Courtesy Reuters). Last month Peruvian President Ollanta Humala signed the popular consultation law, approved unanimously by Congress in August. This new law will require all public and private investors to consult local indigenous groups if and when their activities may affect their communities or ancestral lands. This is an important democratic step forward, reaching out to citizens who have for years been left out of the political process. In Latin America more broadly, incorporating indigenous communities into politics is a key challenge for consolidating democracy.

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The End of ALBA: Latin America's Market-Based Integration

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Substantive integration efforts are taking shape in Latin America - without the fanfare of ALBA.

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Welcoming Latin America's New Left

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Over the last eighteen months Presidential elections occurred in twelve Latin American countries. While Hugo Chavez and his anti-American tirades grab most of the headlines, these elections actually show the...

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