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Argentina and Brazil Grow Together

Argentina Brazil Argentina and Brazil Grow Together

In my piece published this week on Foreignaffairs.com I reflect on Argentina’s and Brazil’s current political and economic situations. I argue that while their current challenges are their own, a...

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A Runoff for Brazil’s Rousseff and Neves

Brazil A Runoff for Brazil’s Rousseff and Neves

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won the first–round of the 2014 presidential election yesterday with almost 42 percent of the vote. The real surprise of the contest, however, came in Brazilian Social...

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South-South Trade and Latin America

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The economic rise of the developing south is one of the biggest trends of the last decade, accelerated by the 2008 global economic downturn. Since 2001 trade between these countries...

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North America's Economic Integration

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Alan Berube and Joseph Parilla at the Brookings Institution recently published a report on the impressive amount of North American regional trade (with a great interactive that traces exports and...

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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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North America’s Energy Boom

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The past week, I participated in an IMF panel discussion on the North American energy boom with fellow energy watchers Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, Alejandro...

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Head to Washington

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One of the potentially biggest economic initiatives for Obama’s second term is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Started some seven years ago by four Pacific nations—Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New Zealand, and...

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Five Myths About Mexico

Mexico United States Five Myths About Mexico

As President Barack Obama meets today with his counterpart, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, he is navigating one of America’s broadest and most complex bilateral relationships. In this op-ed for...

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Why Mexico is Key to American Prosperity

Mexico United States Why Mexico is Key to American Prosperity

When President Obama travels to Mexico next week to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, they will have no shortage of topics to talk about. This past week, I...

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Mexico's Transformation, and My Own

Mexico United States Mexico's Transformation, and My Own

In anticipation of my talk next Tuesday in Los Angeles, I wrote the following piece for Zocalo’s Public Square: As my plane touched down at Benito Juárez airport in early...

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