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Summary: CFO Forum in Bogotá

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:00

Summary: CFO Forum in Bogotá

Program SummariesMonday, June 26, 2017

Global liquidity is still high, and that, in turn, creates a volatile environment where relatively small changes on interest rates produce large swings in capital flows and, in turn, on exchange rates. That was a key take away from June’s Council of the Americas CFO Forum in Bogotá, Colombia.

Council of the Americas’ forum in Bogotá explored how CFOs should make sense of regional economic conditions in a volatile context. 

Summary: Washington and the Future of the U.S.-Mexico Border

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:12

Summary: Washington and the Future of the U.S.-Mexico Border

Program SummariesRebecca BintrimMonday, June 26, 2017

Speakers:

“The closer you get to the border itself, the better Mexicans and Americans understand each other,” said AQ’s Brian Winter at the El Paso event.

LatAm in Focus: Chilean Voters "Are Not Looking for Pure, Perfect Politicians"

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:58

LatAm in Focus: Chilean Voters "Are Not Looking for Pure, Perfect Politicians"

PodcastsElizabeth GonzalezThursday, June 22, 2017

Listen: Ahead of a July 2 primary vote, political scientist Patricio Navia discusses the top candidates and issues in Chile’s presidential election.

Weekly Chart: Growing E-Commerce in Latin America

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:26

Weekly Chart: Growing E-Commerce in Latin America

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, June 21, 2017

If you’re a seller in Bogotá and you want to try and sell your wares in Buenos Aires, good luck. Latin America and the Caribbean have one of the lowest levels of intraregional trade: just about a quarter of exports stay within the region, compared to half of exports among NAFTA and Asian countries, and more than two-thirds of European ones. While the mammoth U.S.

While online retail giant Amazon mushrooms in the United States, we look at where e-commerce is heading in Latin America.

Update: Chile, Brazil Could Offer Respite to U.S.-Canada Lumber Dispute

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 18:18

Update: Chile, Brazil Could Offer Respite to U.S.-Canada Lumber Dispute

Hemispheric UpdatesElizabeth GonzalezFriday, June 16, 2017

On April 24, the Trump administration put an end to the tariff-free lumber trade between Canada and the United States. The White House imposed a 24 percent duty on Canadian lumber imports as an anti-dumping measure to counter the Canadian government’s quasi-support of the logging industry.

The United States has a lumber problem and Latin America could offer solutions.

Weekly Chart: Where Support Stands for Washington's Cuba Policy

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 17:41

Weekly Chart: Where Support Stands for Washington's Cuba Policy

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezTuesday, June 13, 2017

On Friday, June 16, U.S. President Donald Trump is set to announce his administration’s changes to Washington’s Cuba policy during his trip to Miami. The city is home to the largest Cuban-American community in the United States and, with 54 percent of Florida’s Cuban voters casting ballots for Trump in November’s election, the president expects a receptive audience.

Ahead of Donald Trump’s expected announcement on Cuba, here’s how Congress and Americans overall feel about thawing ties with the island.

How Central America Could Win from Trump's "America First" Policies

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:46

How Central America Could Win from Trump's "America First" Policies

Articles & Op-EdsEric FarnsworthThursday, June 8, 2017

The United States continues to be frustrated by a lack of progress in Central America even with a growing body of work supporting economic development, crime and insecurity. After years of slow burn, regional realities exploded onto Washington’s political agenda at the end of the Obama administration with the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied minors at the Southwest border of the United States.

The White House can best support the Northern Triangle by backing job creation in the formal economy, writes AS/COA’s Eric Farnsworth in The National Interest.

Entrevista con el candidato presidencial colombiano Iván Duque

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:51

Entrevista con el candidato presidencial colombiano Iván Duque

Exclusive InterviewsHolly K. SonnelandFriday, June 9, 2017

Si no nos diversificamos, tendremos grandes retos.”

“Quiero ser el presidente que lleve a la economía colombiana a crecer por encima del 7 por ciento”, dijo el senador del Centro Democrático en Bogotá.

Weekly Chart: Higher Education and Its Return on Investment in Latin America

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:30

Weekly Chart: Higher Education and Its Return on Investment in Latin America

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezThursday, June 8, 2017

Graduates with a higher-education degree make 104 percent more than those with high school diplomas.

Resumen de Bogotá 2017: Colombia a los ojos de Wall Street

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:36

Resumen de Bogotá 2017: Colombia a los ojos de Wall Street

Program SummariesMeg HealyHolly K. SonnelandCarin ZissisThursday, June 8, 2017

Oradores:

Un debate sobre si el vaso está medio lleno o medio vacío dominó buena parte de la discusión de la vigésima primera conferencia de AS/COA en la capital colombiana.

Interview: Colombian Presidential Candidate Iván Duque

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:07

Interview: Colombian Presidential Candidate Iván Duque

Exclusive InterviewsHolly K. SonnelandThursday, June 8, 2017

“If we don’t diversify, we’ll have big challenges.”

"I want to be the president that gets the Colombian economy growing above 7 percent," said the Democratic Center senator from Bogotá. 

Bogotá 2017 Recap: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 15:34

Bogotá 2017 Recap: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

Program SummariesMeg HealyHolly K. SonnelandCarin ZissisThursday, June 8, 2017

Speakers:

A glass-half-empty-or-half-full debate dominated much of the discussion at AS/COA’s twenty-first conference in the Colombian capital.

LatAm in Focus: Francisco Goldman on Chronicling Mexico City

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:18

LatAm in Focus: Francisco Goldman on Chronicling Mexico City

PodcastsCarin ZissisTuesday, June 6, 2017

In a conversation with poet Mónica de la Torre, the novelist explains how a game of chance helped him rediscover his adopted home city. 

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