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An Interview with CP Latina's Miguel Ruíz Tapia

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 17:36

An Interview with CP Latina's Miguel Ruíz Tapia

Exclusive InterviewsTuesday, March 27, 2018

A CFO has one of the most multi-faceted jobs within a corporation, covering everything from the everyday operational aspects of running a multinational to keeping an eye on technology developments and the potential impacts on business stemming from global political and economic issues.

“You can't say your sales have grown when the results are from changes in exchange rates,” says the CFO of Latin America’s largest geothermal exploration and drilling company.

What the Next Secretary of State Must Know about Latin America

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:48

What the Next Secretary of State Must Know about Latin America

Articles & Op-EdsEric FarnsworthThursday, March 22, 2018

In a well-developed ritual of political transition in Washington, the State Department’s bureaucracy is already mobilizing to “read in” incoming secretary Mike Pompeo on the most pressing issues. Coming from the CIA, the secretary-designate will already have strong views and, after one year in the Trump administration, has undoubtedly developed a clear understanding of the priorities of the president whom he serves.

The first step? Acknowledging that there are very real security threats emanating from the region, writes AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth for The National Interest.

Poll Update: In Mexico, Meade Rises but AMLO Rises More

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:45

Poll Update: In Mexico, Meade Rises but AMLO Rises More

InfographicsCarin ZissisThursday, March 22, 2018

In a March El Financiero presidential poll, the PRI’s José Antonio Meade takes the number two spot by a hair, but frontrunner Andrés Manuel López Obrador now has an 18-point edge.

LatAm in Focus: Put a Little Trust in Mexico

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:03

LatAm in Focus: Put a Little Trust in Mexico

PodcastsCarin ZissisThursday, March 22, 2018

Mexicans may not place faith in government but, as a new survey shows, they trust civil society to step up. An initiative launched in March demonstrates why.

Peru, Corruption, and What to Do about the Summit of the Americas

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:57

Peru, Corruption, and What to Do about the Summit of the Americas

Articles & Op-EdsThursday, March 22, 2018

A year of political change in Latin America just became more unstable with Wednesday’s resignation of Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, known universally as PPK, prior to an impeachment vote for alleged vote buying he was sure to lose.

Now that Peru’s president—the host—has resigned, active consideration should be given to postponing the Summit of the Americas until 2019, writes AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth for Univision News.

LatAm in Focus: In Colombia's 2018 Elections, Drama Is Good for Democracy

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:58

LatAm in Focus: In Colombia's 2018 Elections, Drama Is Good for Democracy

PodcastsHolly K. SonnelandFriday, March 16, 2018

The country has presidential candidates across the spectrum, say columnists Álvaro Forero Tascón and Adriana La Rotta. And that’s a sign of just how far the post-conflict democracy has come.

Chart: Trade Flows in the New TPP-11

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:42

Chart: Trade Flows in the New TPP-11

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezWednesday, March 14, 2018

On the same day the White House signed protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the world’s third-largest trade bloc was born. The 11 remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a pact that included the United States until Donald Trump took office—signed their own trade agreement on March 8 in Santiago de Chile.

We look at trade among the Pacific Rim countries, which now make up the world’s third-largest trade bloc.

Update: Colombian Presidential Race Comes into Focus

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:58

Update: Colombian Presidential Race Comes into Focus

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandTuesday, March 13, 2018

Recent legislative elections gave much-needed definition to a crowded field ahead of the May 27 first-round vote.

Explainer: Colombia's 2018 Legislative Elections

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:37

Explainer: Colombia's 2018 Legislative Elections

ExplainersHolly K. SonnelandThursday, March 8, 2018

The March 11 vote—the first in the FARC post-conflict era—will have significant implications for the May presidential vote. 

LatAm in Focus: Back to the Future in Chile and El Salvador?

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:29

LatAm in Focus: Back to the Future in Chile and El Salvador?

PodcastsElizabeth GonzalezCarin ZissisThursday, March 8, 2018

NYU’s Patricio Navia talks about Sebastián Piñera’s return to Chile’s presidency, and AU’s Héctor Silva Ávalos tells us why the FMLN’s electoral loss is ARENA’s gain in El Salvador. 

An Emerging Competition for Latin America

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:53

An Emerging Competition for Latin America

Articles & Op-EdsEric FarnsworthMonday, March 5, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s early February visit to Latin America and the Caribbean was impressive in ambition and scope. Beginning in Mexico and continuing on to Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Jamaica, he made clear the United States’ long and abiding interest in working with regional partners and friends to strengthen democracy and support sustainable economic growth.

Beijing's growing influence in the region means Washington must become more diligent in its engagement with the region, writes AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth for China-US Focus.

Chart: NAFTA by the Numbers in 2017

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:55

Chart: NAFTA by the Numbers in 2017

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandThursday, March 1, 2018

Trade between Canada, Mexico, and the United States grew 6.5 percent in 2017, hitting $1.2 trillion.

Update: 5 Things to Know about El Salvador's Elections

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:31

Update: 5 Things to Know about El Salvador's Elections

Hemispheric UpdatesJulia d'AmoursWednesday, February 28, 2018

Polls suggest the main conservative party will pick up a larger portion of seats in March 4 legislative and municipal elections.

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