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The Hidden Refugee Crisis in the Western Hemisphere

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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

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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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Latin America’s Ninis

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18 million Latin Americans—1 in 5 of those between the ages of 15 and 24—neither work nor attend school. Commonly dubbed “ninis” (ni estudian ni trabajan), a new World Bank...

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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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Interview with Jim Zirin

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Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Jim Zirin on “Conversations in the Digital Age” to discuss U.S. immigration and the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Recently aired, you can watch the...

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Latin America v. Citizens United

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In a post originally published on ForeignPolicy.com, Shannon O’Neil explains what Brazil and the rest of Latin America can teach the United States about keeping unregulated donations out of elections....

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Latin America’s Middle Class

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The first decade of the 21st century was a good one for Latin America. A recent Pew Research Center report estimates that some 63 million individuals entered the middle class,...

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Taking on Corruption in Latin America

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2015 is shaping up to be the anti-corruption year for Latin America. After resigning last week in the face of a growing corruption scandal, Guatemalan President Pérez Molina now faces...

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Review of State Building in Latin America

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Hillel Soifer’s new book, State Building in Latin America, presents an interesting historical perspective on today’s current state capacity in Latin America, and why some countries are so much better...

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IMF High-Level Conference on Latin America

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Two weeks ago, I joined Ricardo Hausmann, director of the Center for International Development at Harvard University, Santiago Levy, vice president for sectors and knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank,...

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