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A Runoff for Brazil’s Rousseff and Neves

Brazil A Runoff for Brazil’s Rousseff and Neves

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won the first–round of the 2014 presidential election yesterday with almost 42 percent of the vote. The real surprise of the contest, however, came in Brazilian Social...

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Argentina Defaults

Argentina United States Argentina Defaults

Two days ago, Argentina failed to come to an agreement with its holdout creditors and defaulted for the second time in thirteen years. In this piece for Foreign Policy, I...

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Dos Naciones Indivisibles on Es la Hora de Opinar

Mexico United States Dos Naciones Indivisibles on Es la Hora de Opinar

Two weeks ago, I was down in Mexico for the launch of the Spanish-language version of my book, Dos Naciones Indivisibles: México, Estados Unidos, y el Camino por Venir. During my...

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Holds Steady in 2013

Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Latin America Mexico Peru Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Holds Steady in 2013

In 2013, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America reached $185 billion according to the latest ECLAC report, continuing the slight upward trend of the last three years. Brazil maintained its...

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Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

Brazil Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

In the lead-up to the World Cup and through the first games, Brazilians have taken to the streets in protest. In this post for Daniel Altman on ForeignPolicy.com, I look...

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Mexico Energy Talks

Mexico Mexico Energy Talks

I recently had the opportunity, along with Vianovo’s James Taylor,  to chat with Mexican Congressman Javier Treviño, one of the country’s energy reform leaders. We focused on what investors and...

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Mexico as a Global Player

Mexico United States Mexico as a Global Player

Last week, Foreign Affairs hosted a full day conference on Mexico, to talk about the country as a regional and global player. Panel topics included U.S.-Mexico cooperation, bilateral trade, regional...

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S&P’s Brazil Downgrade: Why it Matters

Brazil S&P’s Brazil Downgrade: Why it Matters

In a widely expected move, the ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgraded Brazil’s long term debt from a credit ranking of BBB to BBB- on March 24, bringing the...

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A Primer: Mexico's Energy Reform

Mexico  A Primer: Mexico's Energy Reform

This past December, Mexico passed a historic energy reform that has the potential to fundamentally transform the country’s oil, gas, and electricity sectors. In this brief that I co-authored with...

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This Year's Presidential Elections in Latin America

Bolivia Brazil Colombia Costa Rica El Salvador Latin America Uruguay This Year's Presidential Elections in Latin America

Earlier this week, Salvadorans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential runoff election, since on February 2 the candidates failed to reach the 50 percent threshold...

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