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Get the Numbers: Immigration Enforcement in the Trump Era

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:18

Get the Numbers: Immigration Enforcement in the Trump Era

InfographicsBrian HarperTuesday, August 14, 2018

There is little doubt that immigration stands as a core issue for U.S. President Donald Trump, who’s signed nine related executive orders since taking office. Per a Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report, his administration’s approach to the issue has been characterized by heightened enforcement, cuts to humanitarian aid, and increased barriers to legal immigration.

It's no secret the U.S. president talks tough when it comes to immigration. So how do the numbers break down?

#PerspectivasCL Resumen: La economía chilena bajo la nueva administración

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:22

#PerspectivasCL Resumen: La economía chilena bajo la nueva administración

Program SummariesElizabeth GonzalezBrian HarperThursday, August 9, 2018

Read an English version of the summary.

La economía de Chile ha visto la mejor recuperación de Latinoamérica pero quedan desafíos importantes en el ámbito de infraestructura, el sistema de pensiones y la paridad de género.

#PerspectivasCL Resumen: La economía chilena bajo la nueva administración

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:22

#PerspectivasCL Resumen: La economía chilena bajo la nueva administración

Program SummariesElizabeth GonzalezBrian HarperThursday, August 9, 2018

Read an English version of the summary.

La economía de Chile ha visto la mejor recuperación de Latinoamérica pero quedan desafíos importantes en el ámbito de infraestructura, el sistema de pensiones y la paridad de género.

#PerspectivasCL Recap: Chile's Economy in the New Administration

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:59

#PerspectivasCL Recap: Chile's Economy in the New Administration

Program SummariesBrian HarperThursday, August 9, 2018

Lea una versión del resumen en español.

A unified and experienced government, a strong economy, and efforts toward gender parity were all on the agenda at AS/COA’s Latin American Cities Conference in Santiago.

Recap: #PerspectivasCL 2018

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:59

Recap: #PerspectivasCL 2018

Program SummariesBrian HarperThursday, August 9, 2018

“Returning to Chile, I’m optimistic,” said Susan Segal, AS/COA president and CEO, in her welcoming remarks at “Perspectives on Chile: Reforms, the Economy, and the New Administration.” The event was AS/COA’s thirteenth Latin American Cities Conference in Santiago. Segal highlighted the enormous opportunities Chile has access to through its membership in the Pacific Alliance.

“Chile knows how to create value and how to export,” said Segal. “And that is important today.”

A unified and experienced government, a strong economy, and efforts toward gender parity were all on the agenda at AS/COA’s Latin American Cities Conference in Santiago.

Venezuela Update: 10 Ways Maduro Could Leave Office

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:19

Venezuela Update: 10 Ways Maduro Could Leave Office 

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandThursday, August 9, 2018

Nobody expected Nicolás Maduro to last this long. The former bus driver, who first took over as acting president of Venezuela on March 8, 2013, within days of Hugo Chávez's death, has improbably outlasted economic crises, internal revolts, and even a drone attack. Most opposition leaders say there’s little hope of a regular, democratic transition, given the administration’s disregard for constitutional order or rule of law.

There’s an easy way and a hard way for the Venezuelan president to go—and lots of ways in between.

Venezuela Update: 10 Ways Maduro Could Leave Office

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:19

Venezuela Update: 10 Ways Maduro Could Leave Office 

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandThursday, August 9, 2018

Nobody expected Nicolás Maduro to last this long. The former bus driver, who first took over as acting president of Venezuela on March 8, 2013, within days of Hugo Chávez's death, has improbably outlasted economic crises, internal revolts, and even a drone attack. Most opposition leaders say there’s little hope of a regular, democratic transition, given the administration’s disregard for constitutional order or rule of law.

There’s an easy way and a hard way for the Venezuelan president to go—and lots of ways in between.

Infographic: Women in Politics in Latin America

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:09

Infographic: Women in Politics in Latin America

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezTuesday, August 7, 2018

Four years ago, Latin America was home to a third of the world’s female presidents. Today, it has none. But that doesn’t mean the region hasn’t made progress in advancing women’s role in the political sphere. In fact, as of the inauguration of Colombia’s new administration on August 7, there are more female vice presidents—in 12 different countries—in the hemisphere than ever before.

With Mexico’s new Congress, Latin America will be home to three of the world’s four countries with the greatest female representation in legislatures.

Infographic: Women in Politics in Latin America

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:09

Infographic: Women in Politics in Latin America

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezTuesday, August 7, 2018

Four years ago, Latin America was home to a third of the world’s female presidents. Today, it has none. But that doesn’t mean the region hasn’t made progress in advancing women’s role in the political sphere. In fact, as of the inauguration of Colombia’s new administration on August 7, there are more female vice presidents—in 12 different countries—in the hemisphere than ever before.

With Mexico’s new Congress, Latin America will be home to three of the world’s four countries with the greatest female representation in legislatures.

MNC-SME Linkages in Latin America

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:07

MNC-SME Linkages in Latin America

Papers & ReportsMonday, August 6, 2018

This joint report by AS/COA and Florida International University explores types of connections that can be established between multinational corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises operating in Latin America.

MNC-SME Linkages in Latin America

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:07

MNC-SME Linkages in Latin America

Papers & ReportsMonday, August 6, 2018

This joint report by AS/COA and Florida International University explores types of connections that can be established between multinational corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises operating in Latin America.

Explainer: Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP)

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:50

Explainer: Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP)

ExplainersBrian HarperHolly K. SonnelandFriday, August 3, 2018

Twenty months after a landmark peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia passed the country’s Congress, the implementation of peace remains fragile. One of the issues at the heart of it all is a newly installed extrajudicial court system to try ex-rebels and others for their various crimes during more than five decades of armed conflict.

The issue of how former FARC guerrillas face justice under the extrajudicial JEP court system continues to dominate and divide Colombia.

Explainer: Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP)

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:50

Explainer: Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP)

ExplainersBrian HarperHolly K. SonnelandFriday, August 3, 2018

Twenty months after a landmark peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia passed the country’s Congress, the implementation of peace remains fragile. One of the issues at the heart of it all is a newly installed extrajudicial court system to try ex-rebels and others for their various crimes during more than five decades of armed conflict.

The issue of how former FARC guerrillas face justice under the extrajudicial JEP court system continues to dominate and divide Colombia.

LatAm in Focus: How Nicaragua Became Latin America's New Crisis

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:36

LatAm in Focus: How Nicaragua Became Latin America's New Crisis

PodcastsElizabeth GonzalezTuesday, July 31, 2018

Listen: Daniel Ortega has consolidated power through a web of corruption, says political analyst Javier Arguello.

LatAm in Focus: How Nicaragua Became Latin America's New Crisis

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:36

LatAm in Focus: How Nicaragua Became Latin America's New Crisis

PodcastsElizabeth GonzalezTuesday, July 31, 2018

Listen: Daniel Ortega has consolidated power through a web of corruption, says political analyst Javier Arguello.

We Know How to Reduce Homicides in Latin America. Where's the Political Will?

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:39

We Know How to Reduce Homicides in Latin America. Where's the Political Will?

Articles & Op-EdsBrendan O'BoyleWednesday, July 25, 2018

Before 2018 is over, more than half the population of Latin America will have elected a new president. At the top of new leaders’ agendas will be the task of effectively addressing an epidemic of violence that has made Latin America home to a third of the world’s homicides despite having only 8 percent of its population.

The solutions are there, and now it's time for leaders to commit to them, writes AS/COA's Brendan O'Boyle in The Washington Post.

We Know How to Reduce Homicides in Latin America. Where's the Political Will?

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:39

We Know How to Reduce Homicides in Latin America. Where's the Political Will?

Articles & Op-EdsBrendan O'BoyleWednesday, July 25, 2018

Before 2018 is over, more than half the population of Latin America will have elected a new president. At the top of new leaders’ agendas will be the task of effectively addressing an epidemic of violence that has made Latin America home to a third of the world’s homicides despite having only 8 percent of its population.

The solutions are there, and now it's time for leaders to commit to them, writes AS/COA's Brendan O'Boyle in The Washington Post.

Colombia Update: New Cabinet, Familiar Faces

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 00:04

Colombia Update: New Cabinet, Familiar Faces

Hemispheric UpdatesBrian HarperThursday, July 26, 2018

Incoming President Iván Duque’s team features a mix of veterans and relative newcomers. 

Colombia Update: New Cabinet, Familiar Faces

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 00:04

Colombia Update: New Cabinet, Familiar Faces

Hemispheric UpdatesBrian HarperThursday, July 26, 2018

Incoming President Iván Duque’s team features a mix of veterans and relative newcomers. 

Signals of AMLO's Future Foreign Policy for Mexico

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:08

Signals of AMLO's Future Foreign Policy for Mexico

Viewpoints AmericasCarin ZissisWednesday, July 25, 2018

So far, Mexico’s next president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is looking north more than south, writes AS/COA's Carin Zissis.

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