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North American Competitiveness

China Latin America Mexico United States North American Competitiveness

Yesterday I attended a conference “Made in North America: Competitiveness, Supply Chain, and Transportation in the NAFTA Region,” which was part of World Trade Week’s events here in New York....

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Discussing Mexico’s and Brazil’s Economic Outlook

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This morning, I did an interview with Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene on Bloomberg Radio. Always lively hosts, we talked mostly about most about Mexico—its economic prospects, its security situation,...

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State or Market Led? Brazil’s Struggle to Improve Infrastructure and IT

Brazil Latin America  State or Market Led? Brazil’s Struggle to Improve Infrastructure and IT

Yesterday I attended the annual Brazil Summit in New York, organized by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. What struck me in the presentations (reinforcing what I heard during my last...

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Mexico's Earthquakes, Past and Present

Latin America Mexico Mexico's Earthquakes, Past and Present

A 7.4 earthquake hit central and south Mexico today around noon, with its epicenter near Ometepec, Guerrero, but felt strongly in the capital and as far away as Guatemala. There...

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Why Can’t Brazil Grow as Fast as China?

Brazil China Why Can’t Brazil Grow as Fast as China?

China’s recurring 10 percent annual average growth rate has won it predominantly accolades (and not a little envy); making it the global economic powerhouse it is today. But as Brazil nears these numbers – growing 7.5 percent in 2010 — it is the naysayers and doubters that have come to the fore. Why the stark contrast?

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