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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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Guest Post: U.S. Students are Heading to Latin America, Just Not to Mexico

Latin America Mexico United States Guest Post: U.S. Students are Heading to Latin America, Just Not to Mexico

This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations, who works with me in the Latin America Studies program. Secretary John...

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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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Foreign Direct Investment and Jobs in Latin America

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In 2012 Latin America received its largest amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) to date: $170 billion or 12 percent of global flows. These flows went into a range of...

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Review of Smuggler Nation

Latin America United States Review of Smuggler Nation

In Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America (Oxford University Press, 2013), Peter Andreas, a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Watson Institute for International Studies at...

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A Strategy to Reduce Gun Trafficking and Violence in the Americas

Latin America Mexico United States A Strategy to Reduce Gun Trafficking and Violence in the Americas

My CFR colleague Julia Sweig just published a policy innovation memorandum outlining “A Strategy to Reduce Gun Trafficking and Violence in the Americas,” where she argues that lax U.S. gun...

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What’s Happening in Latin America

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Ably led by Marty Moss-Coane, host of Philadelphia’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and I had...

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Latin America’s Secret Success Story

Latin America Latin America’s Secret Success Story

For the start of the Biennial of the Americas conference, I wrote an article for the Daily Beast on why Latin America is steadily growing in global importance. You can...

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Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate

Immigration Latin America United States Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate

During the weeks surrounding the 2012 presidential election, many analysts and observers, including myself, wrote about the Latino electorate’s arrival onto the political scene. A record breaking 11.2 million Hispanics...

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The Presidential Inbox: Latin America

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As part of the Council on Foreign Relations’, “Presidential Inbox” series, I sat down yesterday with Arturo Valenzuela, former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Sergio Galvis,...

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