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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.

Dá para explicar a crise do Brasil em duas frases?

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 14:07

Dá para explicar a crise do Brasil em duas frases?

Articles & Op-EdsBrian WinterMonday, August 27, 2018

O e-mail veio de um amigo, um conhecido jornalista americano: “O que está acontecendo com o Brasil? É o apocalipse? Você consegue esclarecer e explicar em duas frases?”.

Eu olhei, mudo, para meu computador. Duas páginas, tudo bem. Mas duas frases? Lembrei uma velha citação, algumas vezes atribuída ao filósofo do século XVII Blaise Pascal: “Se eu tivesse mais tempo, eu teria escrito uma carta mais curta”.

Se a Índia e a China crescem apesar do dinheiro desviados dos cofres públicos, a corrupção não explica os problemas do Brasil, escreve Brian Winter na revista Época .

 

Poll Tracker: Brazil's Presidential Election

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 15:10

Poll Tracker: Brazil's Presidential Election 

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezThursday, August 23, 2018

Brazil votes October 7. How are presidential candidates faring in an electoral scenario—with and without former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva?

Explainer: A Whos Who in Brazil's 2018 Presidential Election Race

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:41

Explainer: A Who's Who in Brazil's 2018 Presidential Election Race

ExplainersBrian HarperThursday, August 23, 2018

Ahead of the October 7 first round, meet the contenders in Brazil’s unpredictable race.

LatAm in Focus: Clandestina's Founders on Building a Fashion Brand in a Shifting Cuba

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 15:09

LatAm in Focus: Clandestina's Founders on Building a Fashion Brand in a Shifting Cuba

PodcastsElizabeth GonzalezTuesday, August 21, 2018

Entrepeneurial couple Idania del Rio and Leire Fernández share the adventures and hurdles involved with launching the island’s first independent fashion label.

Interview: The Role of an S&P 500 Company CFO in Latin America

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:50

Interview: The Role of an S&P 500 Company CFO in Latin America

Exclusive InterviewsMonday, August 20, 2018

In today’s corporate finance landscape, it pays to be innovative and forward-looking, and to know what skills to seek when hiring a new member of the team. To learn more, we spoke with Leonardo Gertner, finance director of the Brazilian unit of U.S.-based multinational biotechnology and health firm PerkinElmer.

PerkinElmer operates in 150 countries across the globe, including 21 nations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

AS/COA: How is PerkinElmer innovating in the financial department?

PerkinElmer do Brasil’s Leonardo Gertner explains why it pays to be innovative, forward-looking, and know what skills to seek when hiring a new member of the team.

April–June 2018 Culture Calendar

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:45

April–June 2018 Culture Calendar

Communications MaterialsThursday, August 16, 2018

See what music and visual arts events are taking place at Americas Society in Spring 2018.

Read the April–June 2018 Culture Calendar (PDF).

See what music and visual arts events are taking place at Americas Society in Spring 2018.

January–March 2018 Culture Calendar

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:38

January–March 2018 Culture Calendar

Communications MaterialsThursday, August 16, 2018

See what music and visual arts events are taking place at Americas Society in Winter 2018.

Read the January–March 2018 Culture Calendar (PDF).

September–December 2018 Culture Calendar

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:33

September–December 2018 Culture Calendar

Communications MaterialsThursday, August 16, 2018

See what music and visual arts events are taking place at Americas Society in Fall 2018.

Read the September–December 2018 Culture Calendar (PDF).

See what music and visual arts events are taking place at Americas Society in Fall 2018.

Como deveria ter sido o artigo de Lula ao NYT

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:48

Como deveria ter sido o artigo de Lula ao NYT

Articles & Op-EdsBrian WinterWednesday, August 15, 2018

"Dezesseis anos atrás, o Brasil estava em crise; seu futuro era incerto. Os mercados estavam despencando porque temiam que eu fosse eleito presidente. Mas minhas posições —no passado radicais— haviam evoluído e eu tinha o sonho de transformar o Brasil em um dos países mais prósperos e democráticos do planeta.

Brian Winter da AS/COA sugere como o editorial que o ex-presidente brasileiro Lula da Silva publicou no The New York Times deveria ter sido escrito.

Costa Rica Update: Carlos Alvarado's First 100 Days

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:43

Costa Rica Update: Carlos Alvarado's First 100 Days

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, August 15, 2018

Issues that defined the presidential campaign remain front and center in the national dialogue.

Una mirada personal al verdadero Iván Duque

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:29

Una mirada personal al verdadero Iván Duque

Articles & Op-EdsBrian WinterTuesday, August 14, 2018

Siempre debe de ser extraño ver a tu amigo convertirse en presidente.

Pero debo confesar que es especialmente extraño con Iván Duque.

El director de Americas Quarterly, Brian Winter,  el Editor-cuenta cómo conoció a Iván Duque años antes de ser elegido como Presidente de Colombia.

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