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Economics Latin America

Will a teachers strike in Argentina impact the next elections?

The teachers’ strike in Argentina is the result of a stagnating economy and raises questions over Mauricio Macri’s popularity.

Economics International

Looking towards Ireland to forecast Trump’s tax plan

In a GRI Guest Post, Winthrop Rodgers explores what Ireland’s economy can indicate about U.S. Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s tax plan.

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 Technology and infrastructure

Startups in Latin America: A new engine for growth?

Can entrepreneurship and startups provide the solution to much-needed growth in Latin America? And, if so, how will this solution be achieved?

Latin America Politics

The Question of Latin America and OECD Membership

Middile-income Latin American countries face different challenges than their Western counterparts. Does OECD membership still make sense for these nations?

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

U.S. economic data shows signs of improvement. Brazil GDP figures shed light on economy. OECD releases global economic report. Foreign ministers talk Israel-Palestine. Shangri-La Dialogue likely to discuss South China Sea dispute.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Obama heads to Cuba, Argentina. Rouseff saga continues. Fed bankers speak following dovish meetings. Canadian PM Trudeau releases first budget. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. President Obama travels to Cuba and

International Natural resources and energy

Growth in renewable energy is slowing, but China still leads the pack

The verdict from the International Energy Agency is in on the medium-term renewables market, and the forecast is mixed. China, however, is still leading the global push for clean energy. 

Latin America Politics

Guatemala holds its politicians accountable, offering lessons for Latin America

The recent resignation and indictment of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina demonstrate the potential of international investigative and prosecutorial commissions in holding national institutions and politicians accountable. Political corruption in the Latin

Europe Politics

Migrants arrive in Austria as German border tightens

The front line of the European Union’s latest crisis has shifted from Hungary to Austria. Serene and prosperous, the country has a history of successful migrant communities. How will the