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Teaching Notes for Two Nations Indivisible

Mexico United States Teaching Notes for Two Nations Indivisible

As everyone heads back to school this week, here are the teaching notes for my new book, Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead. You can...

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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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Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions

Mexico Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions

My colleagues in CFR’s Civil Societies, Markets, and Democracy Initiative have just released a new book, Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, which highlights eight countries’...

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Mexico's Transformations

Mexico United States Mexico's Transformations

I had the pleasure of joining PBS’s Tavis Smiley on his Los Angeles based show earlier this week to talk about Two Nations Indivisible. You can watch our conversation here:...

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The Presidential Inbox: Latin America

Latin America United States

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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Diverging Inequality in Latin America and the United States

Latin America United States Diverging Inequality in Latin America and the United States

Most everyone agrees that inequality matters. Studies by the World Bank, the IMF, and by academics (such as Richard Wilkinson of the University of Nottingham) demonstrate how harmful inequality can...

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The Real Mexico: Narcotrafficking or Economic Growth?

Mexico United States The Real Mexico: Narcotrafficking or Economic Growth?

I had an interesting conversation with Jorge Ramos and Jesus Esquivel, author of La DEA en México, this weekend on Al Punto. You can watch it here: Published in conjunction...

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Social Mobility in Mexico

Mexico Social Mobility in Mexico

One of the biggest criticisms leveled at Mexico is the lack of social mobility. A new report published by Mexico City’s Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias (CEEY) takes a look...

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Five Myths About Mexico

Mexico United States Five Myths About Mexico

As President Barack Obama meets today with his counterpart, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, he is navigating one of America’s broadest and most complex bilateral relationships. In this op-ed for...

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Obama Heads to Mexico

Mexico United States Obama Heads to Mexico

When President Obama arrives in Mexico this week he will face almost two completely different governments when it comes to discussing security and economic relations. In an op-ed that I...

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