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Latin America’s Middle Class

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The first decade of the 21st century was a good one for Latin America. A recent Pew Research Center report estimates that some 63 million individuals entered the middle class,...

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Dos Naciones Indivisibles on Es la Hora de Opinar

Mexico United States Dos Naciones Indivisibles on Es la Hora de Opinar

Two weeks ago, I was down in Mexico for the launch of the Spanish-language version of my book, Dos Naciones Indivisibles: México, Estados Unidos, y el Camino por Venir. During my...

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Mexico as a Global Player

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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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This Year's Presidential Elections in Latin America

Bolivia Brazil Colombia Costa Rica El Salvador Latin America Uruguay This Year's Presidential Elections in Latin America

Earlier this week, Salvadorans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential runoff election, since on February 2 the candidates failed to reach the 50 percent threshold...

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Two Decades of U.S.-Mexico Relations

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I had the great privilege of joining Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society, and Nelson Cunningham, President of McLarty Associates, yesterday at NDN for a...

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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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U.S. Signs the Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico

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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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Viva las Reformas

Mexico Viva las Reformas

President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration finished off an ambitious first-year reform agenda this past week, pushing historic energy and political reforms through Mexico’s Congress. These reforms—and the earlier labor, education,...

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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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How Latin America Fares in the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index

Latin America How Latin America Fares in the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index

The Legatum Institute, a London-based policy organization, just published its annual Prosperity Index. Using eighty-nine indicators across eight indices—economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom,...

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