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Trump Won’t Stop Investment in Mexico

Mexico United States Trump Won’t Stop Investment in Mexico

NAFTA is as much an investment as a trade treaty, providing guarantees of international courts, regulatory coordination, and intellectual property protections. This has helped bring over $500 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI)...

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Lights Out: Brazil’s Power Problem

Brazil Lights Out: Brazil’s Power Problem

With the World Cup over, Brazilians are turning to their next big event—October’s presidential elections. While President Dilma Rousseff still leads in the polls, her margins continue to shrink. A...

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Guest Post: Mexico's Aerospace Sector Takes Flight

Mexico Guest Post: Mexico's Aerospace Sector Takes Flight

This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, who is beginning an MA in Global Affairs at Yale University in the fall. She previously was my research associate in the...

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Holds Steady in 2013

Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Latin America Mexico Peru Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Holds Steady in 2013

In 2013, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America reached $185 billion according to the latest ECLAC report, continuing the slight upward trend of the last three years. Brazil maintained its...

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Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

Brazil Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

In the lead-up to the World Cup and through the first games, Brazilians have taken to the streets in protest. In this post for Daniel Altman on ForeignPolicy.com, I look...

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Mexico Energy Talks

Mexico Mexico Energy Talks

I recently had the opportunity, along with Vianovo’s James Taylor,  to chat with Mexican Congressman Javier Treviño, one of the country’s energy reform leaders. We focused on what investors and...

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Mexico as a Global Player

Mexico United States Mexico as a Global Player

Last week, Foreign Affairs hosted a full day conference on Mexico, to talk about the country as a regional and global player. Panel topics included U.S.-Mexico cooperation, bilateral trade, regional...

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S&P’s Brazil Downgrade: Why it Matters

Brazil S&P’s Brazil Downgrade: Why it Matters

In a widely expected move, the ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgraded Brazil’s long term debt from a credit ranking of BBB to BBB- on March 24, bringing the...

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U.S. Signs the Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico

Mexico United States U.S. Signs the Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico

Tacked onto the bipartisan budget, the U.S. Congress passed the long-awaited Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico. Signed in 2012 by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Foreign Minister Patricia...

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Mexico on the Brink

Mexico Mexico on the Brink

A few weeks ago, the Legatum Institute’s released its global Prosperity Index—which I wrote about here—that took both macro-economic indicators and social well-being into consideration. In the Index, Mexico’s rankings...

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