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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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Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

Brazil Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

In the lead-up to the World Cup and through the first games, Brazilians have taken to the streets in protest. In this post for Daniel Altman on, I look...

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Mexico Energy Talks

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I recently had the opportunity, along with Vianovo’s James Taylor,  to chat with Mexican Congressman Javier Treviño, one of the country’s energy reform leaders. We focused on what investors and...

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S&P’s Brazil Downgrade: Why it Matters

Brazil S&P’s Brazil Downgrade: Why it Matters

In a widely expected move, the ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgraded Brazil’s long term debt from a credit ranking of BBB to BBB- on March 24, bringing the...

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Two Decades of U.S.-Mexico Relations

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I had the great privilege of joining Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society, and Nelson Cunningham, President of McLarty Associates, yesterday at NDN for a...

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Good Neighbors

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President Obama will meet tomorrow with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper for the North American Leaders’ Summit. The three leaders will take a look...

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Is Trade Between the United States and Mexico on the Rise?

Mexico United States Is Trade Between the United States and Mexico on the Rise?

Yesterday I spoke with A Martínez from KPCC’s “Take Two” about Secretary Pritzker’s trip to Mexico and the country’s outlook more broadly. You can listen in here. I look forward...

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Mexico on the Brink

Mexico Mexico on the Brink

A few weeks ago, the Legatum Institute’s released its global Prosperity Index—which I wrote about here—that took both macro-economic indicators and social well-being into consideration. In the Index, Mexico’s rankings...

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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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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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