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Signals of AMLO's Foreign Policy

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:08

Signals of AMLO's Foreign Policy 

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.

Interview: How CFOs Can Handle Cultural Changes Tied to Innovation

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:26

Interview: How CFOs Can Handle Cultural Changes Tied to Innovation

Exclusive InterviewsFriday, July 20, 2018

An ability to adapt quickly to spontaneous change along with taking advantage of access to vast amounts of data to make better financial decisions are just two of the many skills that today’s CFOs should have. With new technologies aimed at helping almost every aspect of a company’s operations, from slashing administration and process times to automatizing invoices and payments, CFOs have to increasingly work closer with IT departments to scrutinize these new technologies to minimize vulnerabilities and maximize value they could potentially bring to the company.

ENAP’s Ariel Azar Núñez explains why adapting quickly is one of the biggest challenges facing CFOs today.

Cuba: New President, New Economy?

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:23

Cuba: New President, New Economy?

ExplainersElizabeth GonzalezThursday, July 19, 2018

Miguel Díaz-Canel is pushing constitutional and private-sector reforms to try to revamp the ailing economy. But red tape could tie up Cuba instead.

Chart: FDI in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:09

Chart: FDI in Latin America and the Caribbean

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, July 18, 2018

Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean fell 4 percent in 2017—the third consecutive year to see a drop.

Though foreign investment in the region declined 4 percent overall, FDI in Mexico and Brazil’s automotive industries hit record numbers in 2017.

LatAm in Focus: Why There Isn't and Won't Be Mass Latino Migration

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:20

LatAm in Focus: Why There Isn't and Won't Be Mass Latino Migration

PodcastsHolly K. SonnelandThursday, July 12, 2018

Demographic shifts will change everything, from Latin American migration to the United States to nativism as a political strategy, explains Princeton’s Douglas Massey.

Viewpoint: What to Expect from AMLO's Meeting with White House Top Brass

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:13

Viewpoint: What to Expect from AMLO's Meeting with White House Top Brass

Viewpoints AmericasCarin ZissisWednesday, July 11, 2018

Mexico’s president-elect meets with Mike Pompeo, Kirstjen Nielsen, Steven Mnuchin, and Jared Kushner this week. AS/COA’s Carin Zissis explores the meeting’s context.

Peru Update: Vizcarra's First 100 Days in Office

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:50

Peru Update: Vizcarra's First 100 Days in Office

Hemispheric UpdatesBrian HarperTuesday, July 10, 2018

Peru was not one of the nine Latin American countries scheduled to elect or inaugurate new heads of state this year, but after accusations of corruption forced President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski—also known as PPK—to resign, his first vice president, Martín Vizcarra, took over with a commitment to

Martín Vizcarra set broad goals when he found himself unexpectedly taking over the reins from Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Is he on track to achieve them?

Q&A with Eric Farnsworth: Will AMLO Build or Break Modern Mexico?

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:33

Q&A with Eric Farnsworth: Will AMLO Build or Break Modern Mexico?

Articles & Op-EdsMonday, July 9, 2018

The election of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) in a landslide victory on July 1 is a historic event for Mexico. AMLO's election exposes widespread popular frustrations with crime, corruption, and slow and uneven economic growth. Alarmists call him an autocrat and a populist. His critics say he doesn't understand the complexity and importance of the economic policies Mexico has introduced over the last three decades. At times some commentators have warned that AMLO could turn Mexico into a failed state like Venezuela.

“The promised crusade against corruption will begin with him,” the AS/COA vice president tells Forbes.com.

5 Charts: AMLO's Wave Washes over Mexico

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 17:02

5 Charts: AMLO's Wave Washes over Mexico

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezCarin ZissisThursday, July 5, 2018

MORENA, the party of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, saw sweeping wins on election day at both the state and federal level.

Update: Measuring Outcomes in Mexico's Gubernatorial Races

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 15:14

Update: Measuring Outcomes in Mexico's Gubernatorial Races

Hemispheric UpdatesSamuel Fleming-DresserThursday, July 5, 2018

Nine of Mexico's states held races for their top posts. The governing PRI lost all of them.

Chart: Independence in the Americas

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:38

Chart: Independence in the Americas

InfographicsBrian HarperTuesday, July 3, 2018

2018 marks 242 years since the United States declared its independence, making it the oldest sovereign nation in the Americas. The centuries that followed the Declaration of Independence saw other countries in the Americas gaining their own freedom, with Belize as the most recent example in 1981.

While most of these countries celebrate the day they rejected a foreign power’s rule, others have distinct national holidays. Cubans, for example, were subject to both Spain and the United States and instead honor their 1959 revolution.

As the United States marks Independence Day, we look at the ways other countries in the Americas celebrate their national holidays.

Stormy Weather

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:40

Stormy Weather

Articles & Op-EdsFriday, June 22, 2018

Don’t be fooled. The high levels of volatility in emerging markets and sharp, sporadic pressures on a range of currencies, including those of Argentina, Mexico and Turkey, which holds elections on Sunday, are the opening salvos in a new period of mounting risks and uncertainties.

For Reuters, AS/COA Chairman Emeritus William R. Rhodes explains the mounting risks and uncertainties for emerging markets ahead of a turbulent election season.

Mexico, Technical Rehearsals for Change

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:53

Mexico, Technical Rehearsals for Change

Articles & Op-EdsNaki MendozaThursday, June 28, 2018

What will Andrés Manuel López Obrador's electoral victory mean for Mexico's energy sector? AS/COA's Naki Mendoza explains in About Energy.

Viewpoint: Four Takeaways from AMLO's Victory in Mexico

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 03:14

Viewpoint: Four Takeaways from AMLO's Victory in Mexico

Viewpoints AmericasCarin ZissisMonday, July 2, 2018

The third try turned out to be the charm for Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s next president.

Mexico's Elections by the Numbers

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 17:22

Mexico's Elections by the Numbers

InfographicsFriday, June 29, 2018

From gender parity to the expat vote, here are seven numbers to know in the final countdown to the July 1 vote. Want to know about the country's biggest election in history? Check out our Mexico Election Guide

Here are seven numbers to know in the final countdown to the July 1 vote.

A Timeline of Nicaragua's Crisis

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 14:36

A Timeline of Nicaragua's Crisis

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezTuesday, July 3, 2018

More than two months and 220 deaths later, Nicaragua is still in turmoil after a series of clashes between government forces and protestors demanding President Daniel Ortega’s resignation.

As a national dialogue is underway to negotiate Nicaragua’s democratization, we chart the incidents since the uprising began on April 18.

JP Morgan Podcast: AS/COA's Susan Segal on Mexico's Presidential Election

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:14

JP Morgan Podcast: AS/COA's Susan Segal on Mexico's Presidential Election

PodcastsWednesday, June 27, 2018

AS/COA's CEO and president spoke with JP Morgan about what investors think about Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the frontrunner in Mexico's election.

LatAm in Focus: Millennials' Big Role in the Mexican Elections

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:32

LatAm in Focus: Millennials' Big Role in the Mexican Elections

PodcastsCarin ZissisTuesday, June 26, 2018

Nación321’s Pancho Parra talks about why the youngest voters back the oldest candidate and their expectations for the future.

A Stable, Engaged U.S. Relationship with Colombia Will Benefit Both Countries

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 16:52

A Stable, Engaged U.S. Relationship with Colombia Will Benefit Both Countries

Articles & Op-EdsJohn NegroponteFriday, June 22, 2018

This week, a clear majority of Colombians picked a new president in a peaceful, democratic election. This an extraordinary achievement. One of us served as special envoy to the Americas for President Clinton, and helped organize the first Summit of the Americas almost 25 years ago. The other spent decades in the Foreign Service, and from 2001 to 2004 served as President Bush’s ambassador to the UN. We can both clearly remember a time when Colombia was on the brink of becoming a failed state.

Colombia has a chance to build on considerable progress with Iván Duque at the helm, but that will require smart, strategic choices, write John Negroponte and Mack McLarty in the Miami Herald.

Where Does Colombia's Center Go from Here?

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:30

Where Does Colombia's Center Go from Here?

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandFriday, June 22, 2018

During Colombia’s June 17 presidential runoff, voters in Bogotá tell us about their choices and expectations for the next four years.

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