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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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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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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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Anticorruption Efforts in Mexico

Mexico Anticorruption Efforts in Mexico

Corruption dominates Mexico’s headlines: helicopter rides for officials’ family members, housing deals from favored government contractors, the still unexplained disappearance of 43 students, and a drug lord escaping a maximum-security...

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Guest Post: The Petrobras Corruption Scandal and Brazil's Ethanol Sector

Brazil Guest Post: The Petrobras Corruption Scandal and Brazil's Ethanol Sector

This is a guest post by Luis Ferreira Alvarez, an analyst with Stratas Advisors’ Global Biofuels Assessment and Global Alternative Fuels divisions covering Latin America.  As Brazil’s Petrobras corruption investigation continues to roil...

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Taking on Corruption in Latin America

Argentina Brazil Chile Latin America Mexico Panama Taking on Corruption in Latin America

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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The Case Against Rousseff’s Impeachment

Brazil The Case Against Rousseff’s Impeachment

As President Dilma Rousseff’s polling numbers fall far into the single digits, the calls for her impeachment grow louder. In Congress, PMDB lower house head Eduardo Cunha has broken with...

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Mexico's Fight Against Corruption

Mexico Mexico's Fight Against Corruption

Corruption allegations and revelations cover Mexico’s front pages. Public officials’ penchant for expensive watches, use of government helicopters for personal errands, and a string of expensive houses facilitated by preferred...

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Corruption in Mexico

Mexico Corruption in Mexico

Follow Mexico’s headlines and you will see an uptick in high-level corruption cases. In this piece for Huffington Post, I discuss how Mexico has gotten better at exposing corruption but...

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