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Mexico’s Economic Divide

Mexico

Mexico’s national GDP numbers remain lackluster. In 2014, the country grew 2.1 percent, and forecasts for 2015 predict a modest 3 percent increase. Yet these numbers mask the great diversity...

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IMF High-Level Conference on Latin America

Latin America IMF High-Level Conference on Latin America

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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Economic Clusters, Productivity, and Growth in Latin America

Brazil Chile Latin America Mexico United States Economic Clusters, Productivity, and Growth in Latin America

This post was co-authored by Gilberto Garcia, research associate for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. How can countries boost productivity and economic competitiveness? Many economists and...

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Venezuela's Economy and Future

Venezuela Venezuela's Economy and Future

Many Venezuela watchers have been waiting for the other proverbial economic shoe to drop (see here, here, and here), and for the country to fall into serious crisis. Others, such...

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Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions

Mexico Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions

My colleagues in CFR’s Civil Societies, Markets, and Democracy Initiative have just released a new book, Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, which highlights eight countries’...

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How the U.S. Sequester Will Hit Latin America

Immigration Latin America United States How the U.S. Sequester Will Hit Latin America

With the United States quickly approaching its Friday sequester deadline, the federal government is bracing for cuts. Much of the $85 billion in spending cuts will hit domestic programs and...

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Kirchners' New Economic Populism

General Kirchners' New Economic Populism

Argentina is known for its populists leaders, as well as spectacular economic booms and busts. Yet looking at the economic data of the last fifty years, successive governments have, perhaps...

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