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Fixing Social Security in Latin America (Again)

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I recently published this article in the Americas Quarterly policy journal, which was republished in Business Chile. While some in the United States still talk about the introduction of private...

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Investing Remittances

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Much is made in policy circles about the role remittances can play in boosting economic development in Latin America. Proponents point out that the over US$60 billion in remittances that...

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Bolivia visit (part I)

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I am in Bolivia this week. In my meetings so far in La Paz, one common theme is the general support for Evo Morales. While there is significant frustration with...

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The Return of Inflation

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The one area of real triumph for market-oriented reforms in Latin America was inflation. Unlike the uneven record on poverty, inequality, and economic volatility, structural adjustment and austerity programs of...

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Welcoming Latin America's New Left

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Over the last eighteen months Presidential elections occurred in twelve Latin American countries. While Hugo Chavez and his anti-American tirades grab most of the headlines, these elections actually show the...

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