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Four Charts on Brazil's First-Round Election

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:00

Four Charts on Brazil's First-Round Election 

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezBrian HarperFriday, October 12, 2018

We look at the history of presidential runoffs, break down the vote regionally, and map the gubernatorial races still to be decided in October 28 runoffs.

LatAm in Focus: Why Peru's Political Establishment Is Scared

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:20

LatAm in Focus: Why Peru's Political Establishment Is Scared

PodcastsHolly K. SonnelandThursday, October 11, 2018

The short answer? They don’t want to go to jail, says past and future presidential candidate Julio Guzmán of the Purple Party.

Brazil Election: Its Bolsonaro vs. Haddad in the Presidential Runoff

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 17:44

Brazil Election: Its Bolsonaro vs. Haddad in the Presidential Runoff

Hemispheric UpdatesElizabeth GonzalezCarin ZissisSunday, October 7, 2018

Brazil's right-wing, pro-gun candidate Jair Bolsonaro came within four points of winning the first round. He'll face Fernando Haddad, the left's stand-in for ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, on October 28. 

Explainer: The Case against Venezuela in the ICC

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:28

Explainer: The Case against Venezuela in the ICC

ExplainersHolly K. SonnelandThursday, October 4, 2018

During the 73rd UN General Assembly in late September, the international community took a pair of concrete steps to address human rights violations in Venezuela. On September 26, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru filed a joint claim with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, asking it to investigate Venezuela for suspected crimes against humanity.

The September case filed by Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru represents the first time countries have referred another nation to the International Criminal Court.

In Mexico, Four Items on AMLO's Transition Agenda

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:29

In Mexico, Four Items on AMLO's Transition Agenda 

Hemispheric UpdatesCarin ZissisWednesday, October 3, 2018

Three months since his electoral win, Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador is already taking on violence, education, U.S. relations, and a massive airport project.

Brazil's Elections: Social Media and the Gender Divide

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:58

Brazil's Elections: Social Media and the Gender Divide

Hemispheric UpdatesElizabeth GonzalezBrian HarperWednesday, October 3, 2018

Social media is driving the conversation—and a wedge between genders—in this year's presidential vote.

Oposição a Bolsonaro repete erros dos EUA

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 13:59

Oposição a Bolsonaro repete erros dos EUA

Articles & Op-EdsBrian WinterSaturday, September 29, 2018

Nos dias finais de campanha eleitoral de 2016 nos EUA, a sociedade polida enfim se uniu contra Donald Trump.

Celebridades e políticos assinaram manifestos que o denunciavam como misógino e racista e argumentaram sobre a importância da democracia como questão de princípio.

Brian Winter, da AS/COA, escreve na Folha de São Paulo sobre os temas que interessam aos eleitores brasileiros e que podem persuadi-los a não votar em Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil's Gubernatorial and Legislative Races-and What Worries Voters Most

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:41

Brazil's Gubernatorial and Legislative Races—and What Worries Voters Most

Hemispheric UpdatesElizabeth GonzalezBrian HarperFriday, September 28, 2018

On October 7, Brazilians will elect 27 governors and 567 members of Congress. We look at those competitions and top voter issues. 

Viewpoint: Liquefied Natural Gas Solidifies Its Place in Panama

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 13:50

Viewpoint: Liquefied Natural Gas Solidifies Its Place in Panama

Viewpoints AmericasNaki MendozaThursday, September 27, 2018

Panama recently joined the club of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, buyers, becoming the forty-second country to import the cryogenic resource that is reshaping global industries. The isthmus was already a long-time conduit for international commerce and energy flows, and that role is bound to grow following the 2016 expansion of the Canal to accommodate larger tankers and new shipping rules that allow vessels to traverse more frequently. Its LNG import capacity now adds a new dimension to its energy profile.

The Central American country inaugurated the region’s first LNG terminal in September.

LatAm in Focus: A Closer Look at Hurricane Maria's Death Toll

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:46

LatAm in Focus: A Closer Look at Hurricane Maria's Death Toll

PodcastsBrian HarperWednesday, September 26, 2018

Listen: How many Puerto Ricans died is a source of controversy. George Washington University epidemiologist Dr. Ann Goldman talks about the report at the center of it all. 

When Are Leaders from the Americas Speaking at the 73rd UN General Assembly?

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 17:15

When Are Leaders from the Americas Speaking at the 73rd UN General Assembly?

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandMonday, September 24, 2018

At this year’s UN General Assembly, Ecuador’s María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés will preside over the 73rd session, making her the fourth woman to do so in the organization’s seven-decade history. Per tradition, Brazil will kick off the General Debate of the 2018 session with remarks by President Michel Temer, with U.S. President Donald Trump following directly after.

Several leaders inaugurated in 2018 will be addressing the body for the first time.

LatAm in Focus: Who Will Win Brazil's Nostalgia Vote?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:09

LatAm in Focus: Who Will Win Brazil's Nostalgia Vote?

PodcastsElizabeth GonzalezThursday, September 20, 2018

AS/COA Brazil experts Brian Winter and Roberto Simon cover the race and why leading candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad represent competing visions of a “better” past.

Interview: AdP's Luis Gálvez on How CFOs Serve as Business Partners for Top Management

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:02

Interview: AdP's Luis Gálvez on How CFOs Serve as Business Partners for Top Management

Exclusive InterviewsWednesday, September 19, 2018

One of the ways the role of a CFO has changed today is thanks to management of data available that can be used in benefit of the company.

Because of the large amounts of data they handle, CFOs can serve as a consultant across a company on ways to best use that data to maximize profits and boost efficiency, says Finance & Administration Director for Aeropuertos del Perú (AdP) Luis Gálvez.

Here’s how CFOs can serve as cross-country consultants across a company to maximize profits and boost efficiency.

LatAm in Focus: The Venezuelan Exodus

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 13:17

LatAm in Focus: The Venezuelan Exodus

PodcastsHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, September 12, 2018

Listen: Venezuela welcomed immigrants for decades. Now Latin America has “the opportunity and the responsibility” to welcome Venezuelans, says Human Rights Watch’s Tamara Taraciuk Broner.

Central America Caught in China-Taiwan Diplomatic Tussle

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:18

Central America Caught in China-Taiwan Diplomatic Tussle

Hemispheric UpdatesCarin ZissisTuesday, September 11, 2018

It started when El Salvador made a decision. In August, its government switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing, prompting the White House to issue a statement that the change would result in a “reevaluation of our relationship with El Salvador.” U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) took to Twitter several times to denounce San Salvador’s move and called to cut U.S. aid.

El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and Panama all switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing in a span of 14 months, and Washington is not pleased. 

Por que tanta gente em Wall Street torce por uma vitória de Bolsonaro?

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:55

Por que tanta gente em Wall Street torce por uma vitória de Bolsonaro?

Articles & Op-EdsBrian WinterWednesday, September 5, 2018

Por que tanta gente em Wall Street torce por Bolsonaro?

Por um candidato que odiava tanto a austeridade que nos anos 90 apelou pelo fuzilamento de um presidente que ordenou um corte de gastos?

Por alguém que quer mudar a composição do STF e indicar juízes ligados a ele? Que declarou seis semanas atrás que “na verdade não entendo de economia”?

Bem, há duas respostas.

Leia a história completa aqui.

Brian Winter, da AS/COA, explica as razões pelas quais Wall Street favorece Jair Bolsonaro a vencer as próximas eleições no Brasil.

Resumen de #CouncilARG 2018: Perspectivas económicas y políticas en Argentina

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 13:44

Resumen de #CouncilARG 2018: Perspectivas económicas y políticas en Argentina

Program SummariesBrian HarperHolly K. SonnelandTuesday, September 4, 2018

Read an English version of the summary.

Cinco miembros del gabinete, dos gobernadores, un alcalde, líderes del sector privado y otros se reunieron durante la decimoquinta conferencia anual de AS/COA en Buenos Aires.

LatAm in Focus: MORENA Holds the Cards in Mexico's New Congress

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:06

LatAm in Focus: MORENA Holds the Cards in Mexico's New Congress

PodcastsCarin ZissisTuesday, September 4, 2018

Listen: With work to be done to build a counterweight, President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party has plenty of room to push through priorities, says Odracir Barquera.

#CouncilARG Recap: Economic and Political Perspectives in Argentina

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:08

#CouncilARG Recap: Economic and Political Perspectives in Argentina

Program SummariesBrian HarperHolly K. SonnelandThursday, August 30, 2018

Argentina is facing “a perfect storm,” said Jorge Luis Di Fiori, president of Argentina’s Chamber of Commerce, as he kicked off “Argentina: Economic and Political Perspectives,” AS/COA’s fifteenth annual Latin American Cities Conference in Buenos Aires. The conference coincided with news of a sharp decline in the Argentine peso’s value and a Central Bank interest rate hike to 60 percent. Di Fiori took a long-term view in his remarks.

Five cabinet members, two governors, a mayor, private sector leaders, and more gathered for AS/COA’s fifteenth annual conference in Buenos Aires.

U.S. and Mexico Come to a NAFTA Agreement

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 17:54

U.S. and Mexico Come to a NAFTA Agreement

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandCarin ZissisMonday, August 27, 2018

The two countries announced a preliminary deal on August 27, raising questions about Canada’s role.

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