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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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U.S. Exports Depend on Mexico

Mexico United States U.S. Exports Depend on Mexico

Surprising to many Americans is the importance of the United States’ trade with Mexico. While Asia captures the headlines, U.S. exports to Mexico are double those to China, and second...

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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

Latin America Looking Back on 2012: Regional Integration in Latin America

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

Latin America

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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What Should the Top Priority be for U.S.-Mexico Relations?

Mexico United States What Should the Top Priority be for U.S.-Mexico Relations?

To commemorate Enrique Peña Nieto’s inauguration, the Americas Society/Council of the Americas asked many avid Mexico watchers what should be the top priority for U.S.-Mexico relations going forward. Here was...

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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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EU-Latin America Economic Ties

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European nations have had deep economic connections with many Latin American countries since independence, though most of the news today centers on how they are losing economic ground to China....

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Evolution of Latin America’s Economies

Brazil Chile Colombia Latin America Mexico Venezuela Evolution of Latin America’s Economies

I’ve been looking recently at the structural changes in many of Latin America’s economies (through the evolution of their exports). The different trajectories are quite striking, as you can see...

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