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Looking Back at 2012: Latin America's Economic Development

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Looking back at the past year, many of the posts on Latintelligence touch on the region’s economic development, and its trade and investment ties with the rest of the world....

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Looking Back on 2012: Regional Integration in Latin America

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In 2012 a big theme for Latintelligence was regional integration. A look at the past two hundred years of integration through today can be found here. These posts look at...

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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

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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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Mexico Isn't a Gangland Gunbattle

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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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U.S.–Latin America Economic Ties

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Many talk about the United States’ declining influence in Latin America, pointing to the rising role of China or European companies, investors, and governments. Yet a closer look at the...

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China’s Economic Role in Latin America

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There is much talk of China’s escalating economic influence in Latin America. But it’s worth looking at what has (and hasn’t) actually happened in the three main ways that China...

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President Felipe Calderón Discusses Mexico’s Future

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This morning, CFR hosted Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón in its Washington D.C. office for a brief presentation and question and answer session (you can read the transcript here). The conversation...

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Latin America Becomes More Competitive

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The Global Competitiveness Index for 2012-2013 came out this month, ranking 144 countries from around the world on twelve “pillars of competitiveness” (ranging from “basic requirements” such as institutions and...

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Latino Immigrants as Job Creators

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CFR’s Renewing America initiative just released a new report by Alexandra Starr, a fellow at the New America Foundation, titled “Latino Immigrant Entrepreneurs: How to Capitalize on Their Economic Potential.”...

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