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Latin America’s Ninis

Belize Colombia Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Latin America Mexico Nicaragua Panama Peru United States Latin America’s Ninis

18 million Latin Americans—1 in 5 of those between the ages of 15 and 24—neither work nor attend school. Commonly dubbed “ninis” (ni estudian ni trabajan), a new World Bank...

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Visiting the Panama Canal

Panama Visiting the Panama Canal

Last week I was in Panama, and had the good fortune of visiting the Canal. In its Centennial year, it is a truly impressive feat of engineering, some forty-eight miles...

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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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Diverging Inequality in Latin America and the United States

Latin America United States Diverging Inequality in Latin America and the United States

Most everyone agrees that inequality matters. Studies by the World Bank, the IMF, and by academics (such as Richard Wilkinson of the University of Nottingham) demonstrate how harmful inequality can...

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Mexico’s 99 Percent: How the Next President Can Reduce Poverty and Inequality

Mexico Mexico’s 99 Percent: How the Next President Can Reduce Poverty and Inequality

It is campaign season in Mexico, and aside from security issues, front-runners Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI and Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the PRD are focusing on poverty...

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Reads of the Week: Latin America’s Progress, Its Unfortunate Limits, and the U.S.-Brazil Agenda

Brazil Latin America Reads of the Week: Latin America’s Progress, Its Unfortunate Limits, and the U.S.-Brazil Agenda

For those of you that haven’t seen this yet — the Economist’s Americas editor Michael Reid provided a great overview of Latin America’s progress in recent years, as well as the challenges that lie ahead in his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sub-Committee on the Western Hemisphere two weeks ago

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