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Nicaragua's Compromised Amnesty Law

3 hours 30 min ago

Nicaragua's Compromised Amnesty Law 

Hemispheric UpdatesPaola NagovitchThursday, June 20, 2019

The Ortega government has released hundreds of political prisoners—but not without conditions. Opposition leaders say dozens remain behind bars. 

#COLWallSt 2019 Recap: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

6 hours 8 min ago

#COLWallSt 2019 Recap: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

Program SummariesHolly K. SonnelandThursday, June 20, 2019

One of the conclusions of the day in Bogotá? There’s room for Colombia to expand its tax base to boost revenues.

Mapping Argentina's 2019 Gubernatorial Elections

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 21:46

Mapping Argentina's 2019 Gubernatorial Elections

InfographicsLuisa HorwitzThursday, June 20, 2019

So far, 14 provinces have held elections. While the peronistas saw one seat flip to another party, they increased victory margins in several others. 

Guatemala Update: Torres and Giammattei Head to a Runoff

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:21

Guatemala Update: Torres and Giammattei Head to a Runoff 

Hemispheric UpdatesElizabeth GonzalezMonday, June 17, 2019

The former first lady will face an ex-prison director in a second-round vote on August 11.

Poll Update: Guatemala's 2019 Presidential Race

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 17:29

Poll Update: Guatemala's 2019 Presidential Race 

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandFriday, June 14, 2019

Sandra Torres has a healthy lead in polling ahead of the June 16 general elections, but she shouldn't rest easy.

LatAm in Focus: Making Sense of a New U.S.-Mexican Migration Deal

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 17:09

LatAm in Focus: Making Sense of a New U.S.-Mexican Migration Deal

PodcastsCarin ZissisTuesday, June 11, 2019

Mexico Security Initiative’s Stephanie Leutert tells AS/COA’s Carin Zissis why Mexico might be able to slow Central American migration—if only in the short term.

Mexico Security Initiative’s Stephanie Leutert tells AS/COA’s Carin Zissis why Mexico might be able to slow Central American migration—if only in the short term.

Interview: How to Add Value in the Automation Era

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:09

Interview: How to Add Value in the Automation Era

Exclusive InterviewsMonday, June 10, 2019

Today’s CFO must be 50 percent traditional finance and 50 percent business-oriented to add value to the company, says Livio Vicco, executive director finance for the Andean Cluster at Avon, in this Q&A. As a growing number of financial department roles are being automated or digitized, he says, having a strategic business vision is the way to add value and create growth for a business as a CFO.

Q: How are you innovating in the financial department?

Knowing how to analyze the data in an increasingly complex world is key for today’s CFO, says Livio Vicco of Avon in this Q&A.

Nayib Bukele's First Steps as El Salvador's President

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:47

Nayib Bukele's First Steps as El Salvador's President

Hemispheric UpdatesPaola NagovitchThursday, June 6, 2019

Since taking office on June 1, the young president has already made a set of notable decisions.

Since taking office on June 1, the young president has already made a set of notable decisions.

Explainer: Guatemala's Presidential Election

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:12

Explainer: Guatemala's Presidential Election 

ExplainersFernanda NunesThursday, June 6, 2019

With the first-round vote slated for June 16, here’s a look at what’s at stake and who’s still in the running. 

Viewpoints: Experts Weigh in on Potential Tariffs on Mexican Goods

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 13:41

Viewpoints: Experts Weigh in on Potential Tariffs on Mexican Goods

Viewpoints AmericasThursday, June 6, 2019

What are potential consequences for the White House’s escalating-tariff proposal? COA Trade Advisory Group members, diplomats, and others share their views.

What are potential consequences for the White House's escalating-tariff proposal? COA Trade Advisory Group members, diplomats, and others share their views. 

Explainer: Armed Groups in Venezuela

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:12

Explainer: Armed Groups in Venezuela

ExplainersHolly K. SonnelandMonday, June 10, 2019

From civilian gangs to military intelligence police, Venezuelans are surrounded by myriad groups that could detain or use lethal force against them.

From civilian gangs to military intelligence police, Venezuelans are surrounded by myriad groups that could detain or use lethal force against them.

Migration and Mexico Tariffs: A Look at the Numbers

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:12

Migration and Mexico Tariffs: A Look at the Numbers

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, June 5, 2019

On May 30, U.S. President Donald Trump announced, via Twitter, that Washington would impose a 5 percent tariff on goods imported from Mexico on June 10, due to what he claims is an insufficient response from the Mexican government on the issue of regional migration. He further plans to increase the tariffs incrementally up to 25 percent by October, absent undefined steps from Mexico to halt migration across the shared U.S.-Mexico border.

The White House’s proposal to raise tariffs would hit states like Michigan and Texas the hardest, along with sectors like trucks and vegetables—over an issue Mexico is already addressing.

#ChileCOA resumen: El camino hacia una economía diversificada

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 13:48

#ChileCOA resumen: El camino hacia una economía diversificada

Program SummariesLuisa HorwitzHolly K. SonnelandMonday, June 3, 2019

Para una lista completa de los participantes, vea la página del evento #ChileCOA.

Vea los videos de la conferencia.

Read an English version of the summary.

Expertos explicaron porque los inversionistas extranjeros son optimistas sobre el potencial que tiene la economía chilena para expandirse.

#ChileCOA Recap: The Path to a Diversified Economy

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 13:29

#ChileCOA Recap: The Path to a Diversified Economy

Program SummariesLuisa HorwitzHolly K. SonnelandFriday, May 31, 2019

For a complete list of speakers, see the 2019 #ChileCOA event page.

Watch videos of all the #ChileCOA presentations.

Experts discussed why foreign investors are optimistic about Chile’s potential for economic expansion.

Nicolas Maduro Has Stripped Venezuela of Its Democratic Future

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 09:28

Nicolas Maduro Has Stripped Venezuela of Its Democratic Future

Articles & Op-EdsEric FarnsworthFriday, May 31, 2019

As on-again off-again negotiations for Venezuela’s future start up again in Norway, both the Maduro regime and the constitutional interim government seek a knockout blow that neither has yet been able to deliver. But the status quo is unsustainable; without a dramatic course correction Venezuela is headed for national collapse.

Few options exist to restore a disrupted democracy and, writes AS/COA’s Eric Farnsworth in The National Interest, in a worst-case scenario, the country could “cease to function as a political entity fully governed from Caracas.”

LatAm in Focus: Who's In and Who's Out in Guatemala's Presidential Race

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:34

LatAm in Focus: Who's In and Who's Out in Guatemala's Presidential Race

PodcastsCarin ZissisThursday, May 30, 2019

Political scientist Marielos Chang explains why Sandra Torres is the candidate to beat, though her win is not a sure bet. The first-round vote takes place June 16.

Political scientist Marielos Chang explains why Sandra Torres is the candidate to beat, though her win is not a sure bet. The first-round vote takes place June 16.

#mxASCOA Resumen: Impusando el Potencial Economico de Mexico

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 17:40

#mxASCOA Resumen: Impusando el Potencial Económico de México

Program SummariesElizabeth GonzalezFernanda NunesHolly K. SonnelandThursday, May 23, 2019

Para una lista completa de los participantes, vea la página del evento #EcuadorCOA.

Vea los videos de la conferencia.

Funcionarios de las Secretarías de Hacienda, Economía y Relaciones Exteriores, junto a ejecutivos del sector privado, hablaron de cómo aumentar la inversión y el desarrollo social del país.

#mxASCOA Recap: Unlocking Mexico's Economic Potential

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 18:46

#mxASCOA Recap: Unlocking Mexico's Economic Potential

Program SummariesElizabeth GonzalezFernanda NunesHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, May 22, 2019

For a complete list of speakers, see the 2019 #mxASCOA event page

Watch videos of all the #mxASCOA presentations

Officials from Mexico’s Economy, Finance, and Foreign Affairs ministries, along with private-sector executives, discussed how to boost investment and inclusion in the country.

LatAm in Focus: What's behind Brazil's Education Debate

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:47

LatAm in Focus: What's behind Brazil's Education Debate 

PodcastsLuisa LemeWednesday, May 22, 2019

Nova Escola's Leandro Beguoci explains the #EducationTsunami and the challenges a school system serving 40 million students.

Nova Escola's Leandro Beguoci explains the #EducationTsunami and the challenges a school system serving 40 million students.

 

Chart: A Breakdown of Foreign Direct Investment in Mexico

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:49

Chart: A Breakdown of Foreign Direct Investment in Mexico

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezThursday, May 16, 2019

Which Mexican states and industries receive the most FDI? We look at the numbers.

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