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Immigration Reform and the Latino Electorate

Immigration United States Immigration Reform and the Latino Electorate

For today’s ask an expert feature on cfr.org, I answered the question: “After immigration reform, how would the large and newly legal Hispanic population influence U.S. politics?” You can read...

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Transforming Brazil's Favelas

Brazil Transforming Brazil's Favelas

I got the chance last week to visit the Centro Comunitário Lídia dos Santos (or CEACA), an NGO based in the Rio de Janeiro favela of Morro dos Macacos—once the...

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Mexico’s Congressional Agenda for 2013

Mexico Mexico’s Congressional Agenda for 2013

With Enrique Peña Nieto’s first congressional session just starting, expectations are high. Between now and April 30th, when the sixty-second Congress will adjourn, many hope the administration will tackle the...

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Looking Back on 2012: Regional Integration in Latin America

Latin America Looking Back on 2012: Regional Integration in Latin America

In 2012 a big theme for Latintelligence was regional integration. A look at the past two hundred years of integration through today can be found here. These posts look at...

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Latin America in the Global Economy

Latin America

A few weeks ago the Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion with Antoine van Agtmael and Claudio Loser (and moderated by Theodore Moran) on Latin America and the global...

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Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

Mexico Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

As President Calderón’s sexenio wraps up tomorrow, he will leave office with a mixed legacy. Many have presented interesting analyses of his policies, but this post looks at concrete numbers—development...

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Election Day Roundup

Brazil Colombia Mexico Paraguay United States Venezuela Election Day Roundup

As Americans vote today, a record 23 million Latinos can head to the polls. Here is a roundup of the candidates’ stated views on immigration, regional security, and trade with...

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President Felipe Calderón Discusses Mexico’s Future

Immigration Mexico United States

This morning, CFR hosted Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón in its Washington D.C. office for a brief presentation and question and answer session (you can read the transcript here). The conversation...

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Latin America Becomes More Competitive

Argentina Chile Latin America Panama Venezuela Latin America Becomes More Competitive

The Global Competitiveness Index for 2012-2013 came out this month, ranking 144 countries from around the world on twelve “pillars of competitiveness” (ranging from “basic requirements” such as institutions and...

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Latin America: Community Building Across Borders

Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Immigration Latin America Mexico Paraguay Peru Latin America: Community Building Across Borders

Alongside the tentative formal efforts at economic and political integration, people are also increasingly bringing the region together. A recent uptick in intra-regional movement—through travel, study, and immigration—has allowed Latin...

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