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Latin America Natural resources and energy

Mexico taps into renewables, with wind power leading the charge

Uncertain natural gas imports from the US are helping promote the rapid expansion of wind power throughout Mexico in the short to medium term.

Latin America Politics

Will populism flourish in wake of the Odebrecht scandal?

The corruption probe into Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht could lead to increased waves of populism across Latin America.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Korean president’s trial concludes. Bosnia seeks UN revision. Campaigning starts in Turkey. South American trade with Mexico shifts. All in the Week Ahead.

Economics Latin America

Can Peña Nieto make Mexico great again?

The promise to “make America great again” found an unlikely echo in Mexico, feeding off frustration over President Peña Nieto’s energy reforms.

Latin America North America Politics

Latin American unification in the Trump Era?

At the 2017 Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) annual summit, many Latin American heads of state offered joint condemnation towards a new era of U.S. foreign policy

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

World responds to executive orders and congressional plans. US unemployment will serve as opening salvo to unified Republican government. Japan holds interest rates. Bank of England to make first interest rate decision since hard Brexit announcement. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics International Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: Despite Trump and Brexit, opportunities for trade persist

Brexit and Trump’s win do not bode well for global trade in 2017. Yet China and other emerging markets may benefit from anti-globalization in the West.

Latin America Politics

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

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Latin American central banks come together. General Assembly opens. BoJ addresses policy. Federal Reserve maintains rates.

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.