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Guest Post: Rafael Correa’s Smooth Road to Victory

General Guest Post: Rafael Correa’s Smooth Road to Victory

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 less than...

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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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What to Watch in 2013: Latin America’s Presidential Elections

Chile Ecuador Honduras Paraguay Venezuela What to Watch in 2013: Latin America’s Presidential Elections

Last year Mexico, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic held presidential elections, leading to some of the region’s biggest news stories of the year: the PRI’s return to power and the...

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Latin America in the Global Economy

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A few weeks ago the Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion with Antoine van Agtmael and Claudio Loser (and moderated by Theodore Moran) on Latin America and the global...

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Refocusing U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation

Mexico United States Refocusing U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation

As new administrations in Mexico and the United States start working together next year, I wrote a Policy Innovation Memorandum for CFR on how best to refocus the security relationship....

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Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

Mexico Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

As President Calderón’s sexenio wraps up tomorrow, he will leave office with a mixed legacy. Many have presented interesting analyses of his policies, but this post looks at concrete numbers—development...

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U.S.-Mexico Relations Going Forward

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Yesterday was the first of presumably many meetings between Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and recently re-elected President Barack Obama in Washington, DC. In a few days Vice President Joe...

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Mexico Isn't a Gangland Gunbattle

Mexico United States Mexico Isn't a Gangland Gunbattle

Mexico’s incoming president, Enrique Peña Nieto, will meet with President Obama in Washington, DC this week to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for the two countries. But perhaps...

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What Colorado and Washington’s Vote to Legalize Marijuana means for Latin America

Mexico United States What Colorado and Washington’s Vote to Legalize Marijuana means for Latin America

As Americans went to the polls to elect their president yesterday, voters in Colorado and Washington chose to legalize marijuana (by referendum). Not only does this create conflicting state and...

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Election Day Roundup

Brazil Colombia Mexico Paraguay United States Venezuela Election Day Roundup

As Americans vote today, a record 23 million Latinos can head to the polls. Here is a roundup of the candidates’ stated views on immigration, regional security, and trade with...

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