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A Conversation With Mark Jones and Kellie Meiman Hock

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This post features Mark P. Jones, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s political science fellow and Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin America Studies at Rice University,...

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Latin America v. Citizens United

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In a post originally published on ForeignPolicy.com, Shannon O’Neil explains what Brazil and the rest of Latin America can teach the United States about keeping unregulated donations out of elections....

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Infrastructure on Rousseff’s Agenda

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This is a guest post by Emilie Sweigart, an intern here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America Studies program. Even as Brazil pushes...

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The Cuban Renaissance: The Good, the Bad, and the Necessary

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This is a guest post by Valerie Wirtschafter, a research associate with the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Since December 17, 2014, Raul Castro and Barack...

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Economic Clusters, Productivity, and Growth in Latin America

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This post was co-authored by Gilberto Garcia, research associate for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. How can countries boost productivity and economic competitiveness? Many economists and...

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America fell in 2014, down 16 percent to $159 billion according to the latest ECLAC report. This outpaced global declines closer to 7 percent,...

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Saving Ciudad Juarez

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In 2010, the homicide rate in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez rose to over 250 per 100,000 inhabitants making it the most dangerous city in the world. Other crimes—extortions, kidnappings, and carjackings—also...

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CFR Media Call: Summit of the Americas

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The seventh Summit of the Americas begins today in Panama City, Panama. Taking place every three years, it brings together leaders throughout the Western Hemisphere. This summit’s central theme is “Prosperity...

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Advanced Industries and North America

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The U.S. economic recovery and current strength reflect in large part advanced industries. As other sectors faltered, both employment and output in these businesses grew. In 2013, they employed 12.3...

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Central America’s Unaccompanied Minors

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During the summer of 2014 tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S-Mexico border. Over the course of the fiscal year, nearly 70,000—mostly from the Northern Triangle countries...

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