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What America can learn from populism in Latin America

As the U.S. election cycle comes to an end, Latin America has its own lessons for the United States in dealing with political and economic populism. Presidential candidates, such as

Latin America Politics

Colombia’s peace: An uncertain future

The plebiscite vote against the Colombian Peace deal showed a reflection of the political division and polarization of Colombian society. On September 26th, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary

Economics Latin America

The United States’ risky investment into Cuba

The United States’ rapprochement with its former Caribbean adversary has shined a new light on a more risky situation for American investors, who are lining up for access to the Hemisphere’s last remnant of the Cold War. America’s reversal on its decades-old isolationist policy…

Latin America Politics

Can SUNEDU fix Peru’s higher education nightmare?

Will Peru’s higher education laws and nascent SUNEDU save the country’s dismal higher education sector, or are these reforms too little too late? Education is almost by consensus the most

Latin America Politics

Elections in Haiti: historical factors and challenges ahead

Less than one month before Haiti’s next attempt at elections, many are still skeptical that the results will yield a new, legitimately-elected president.

Economics Latin America

Argentinan President Macri calls for economic orthodoxy

Argentina’s economic reforms have surprised investors around the world. Yet, double digit inflation and an economic recession have stifled progress moving forward for the country’s new president, Mauricio Macri. As Latin

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Bolivia’s new mining laws and the future of private investment

New mining laws in Bolivia may give La Paz more control over mining, but rising expenditures and low oil may force it to open up new opportunities for investors.

Latin America Security

The fight is on against organized crime in Central America

Due to the growing crime and violence plaguing the Northern Triangle region of Central America, composed of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, the state Presidents have proposed a new regional plan for combating organized crime, which includes the creation of a regional police force

Economics Latin America

Teachers’ protests in Mexico inflict economic damage

Education reform in Mexico has led to a national teachers’ strike that threatens not only the future of Mexican students, but the country’s economy.

Latin America Politics

Why Colombians must support an imperfect peace agreement

Colombia faces a crossroads: to accept or reject the government’s proposal to end the conflict with the FARC.