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Public Education in Brazil

Brazil Public Education in Brazil

When people talk about what holds Brazil back, education tops the list (along with infrastructure). The poor quality of Brazil’s public education system limits students’ capabilities and adaptability, creates mismatches...

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Brazil’s Pre-Salt Oil Six Years Later

Brazil Brazil’s Pre-Salt Oil Six Years Later

In 2007, Petrobras engineers struck black gold, discovering vast oil reserves in the deep-water off the Brazilian coast and permanently altering not only Brazil’s energy landscape but the country’s economic...

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Dilma Rousseff’s Tenure Three Years On

Brazil Dilma Rousseff’s Tenure Three Years On

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is gearing up for her reelection bid this week, attending political rallies and drumming up support by appearing with former President Lula. As she hits the...

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Public Perceptions of Mexico’s Reform Agenda

Mexico Public Perceptions of Mexico’s Reform Agenda

Vianovo, a strategy consultancy, recently released a poll looking at Mexican impressions of the Peña Nieto government’s economic reform agenda. Interviewing 1,000 people in late August, they found that education reform is...

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Head to Washington

Chile Mexico Peru United States Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Head to Washington

One of the potentially biggest economic initiatives for Obama’s second term is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Started some seven years ago by four Pacific nations—Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New Zealand, and...

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Teaching Notes for Two Nations Indivisible

Mexico United States Teaching Notes for Two Nations Indivisible

As everyone heads back to school this week, here are the teaching notes for my new book, Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead. You can...

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Guest Post: Maduro's Limited Foreign Policy Agenda

Venezuela Guest Post: Maduro's Limited Foreign Policy Agenda

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. In recent years,...

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A Strategy to Reduce Gun Trafficking and Violence in the Americas

Latin America Mexico United States A Strategy to Reduce Gun Trafficking and Violence in the Americas

My CFR colleague Julia Sweig just published a policy innovation memorandum outlining “A Strategy to Reduce Gun Trafficking and Violence in the Americas,” where she argues that lax U.S. gun...

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What’s Happening in Latin America

Latin America

Ably led by Marty Moss-Coane, host of Philadelphia’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and I had...

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Latin America’s Secret Success Story

Latin America Latin America’s Secret Success Story

For the start of the Biennial of the Americas conference, I wrote an article for the Daily Beast on why Latin America is steadily growing in global importance. You can...

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