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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

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 the US 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.

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.

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

Corruption in Mexico: Outgoing governors in the spotlight

If Mexico’s new anti-corruption legislation is to have substance, President Peña Nieto must effectuate the law, starting with three corrupt governors.

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?

Latin America

Gender-related violence highlights mexico’s larger issues

On April 24th, tens of thousands of women and hundreds of men marched in Mexico’s largest cities to demand an end to gender-related violence in the country. The protests were