What's New From AQ

  • Uruguayan Government Hails Top Ranking on AQ Social Inclusion Index

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    In a communication published today by Uruguay's presidential office, Uruguayan Minister of Social Development Daniel Olesker discussed why his country leads the list of 16 countries in the hemisphere that were ranked in Americas Quarterly's recently-published 2013 Social Inclusion Index.

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  • AILA World Business Forum in Mexico

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    On September 26 and 27, Latin American political, business and social leaders will gather in the city of León, Mexico to celebrate the 2013 AILA World Business Forum.

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  • New Americas Quarterly Released: Energy in the Americas

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Energy: A New Era in the Americas

    What is the hemisphere’s energy future? The Summer 2013 issue of Americas Quarterly, released on July 31, explores energy security, energy production and consumption, and how new technologies and petroleum discoveries in the Americas could affect global and regional geopolitics. The new AQ looks at the United States’ chances of achieving energy independence, the obstacles Brazil must overcome to become a green energy powerhouse, Central America’s inefficient, decentralized energy grid, and the disconnect between global energy demand and the production of renewable energy.  

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  • AQ's Social Inclusion Index in The Christian Science Monitor

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    In an article published on July 30, The Christian Science Monitor provides a broad overview of Americas Quarterly's 2013 Social Inclusion Index, which will be released on July 31 with the launch of the Summer 2013 issue of AQ.

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  • AQ's Sabatini on VOA: Social Inclusion in the Americas

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    Americas Quarterly Editor-in-Chief Christopher Sabatini appeared on VOA's Foro Interamericana (Interamerican Forum) on Friday to discuss AQ's new Social Inclusion Index.

    Sabatini participated in a discussion with Dr. Mariana Anselme-López, chief of education programs at the Refugee Education Trust, and Judith Morrison, a senior advisor for the Gender and Diversity Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The discussion, moderated by VOA's Patricia Dalmasy, marked the launch of Americas Quarterly’s 2013 Social Inclusion Index and focused on the overall Index findings as well as how to measure social inclusion, the correlation between certain variables and the importance of understanding social inclusion for comprehensive policy making.

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  • Will Snowden Come Between the U.S. and Latin America?

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    In an interview with the Council on Foreign Relations, AS/COA Senior Director of Policy and AQ Editor-in-Chief Christopher Sabatini analyzes Latin American governments' varied reactions to revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency conducted large-scale spying programs in Central and South America. Sabatini predicts that the consequences for U.S.-Latin American relations should be minimal because the U.S. has a multifaceted relationship with Latin American countries. However, he cautions that the news could lead to extra scrutiny of telecommunications agreements in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and adds that it will have a negative impact on the U.S.' moral standing in the region.

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  • AQ and Efecto Naím Air Joint Report on Anti- Americanism in Latin America

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    Because of the history of U.S. intervention in Latin America—and the outspoken anti-Americanism of some of its most visible leaders—many people assume that Latin Americans harbor strong anti-U.S. sentiments.

    Yet surprisingly, survey data reveals the exact opposite—Latin America is the most pro-American region in the world, including in countries where leaders frequently rail against U.S. imperialism.

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  • AQ Launches 2013 Social Inclusion Index

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    View the 2013 Social Inclusion Index.

    What is social inclusion? How do countries stack up in the region? On July 24, Americas Quarterly and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas hosted a pre-publication briefing of AQ's second annual Social Inclusion Index in Washington DC.

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  • Ecuador and Snowden: Really?

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    In an article for Fox News Latino, AQ Editor-in-Chief Christopher Sabatini argues that Ecuador is no haven for freedom of expression, even as the former U.S. contractor Edward Snowden seeks asylum in the South American country after leaking details about the United States' National Security Agency surveillance program. 

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  • AQ Launches Country Reports on Natural Resource Extraction

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    With support from the Ford Foundation, Americas Quarterly partnered with local researchers in Chile, Colombia, and Peru in 2012 to conduct a study of four natural resource extraction investments in each country. All but two of the 12 case studies—a timber investment in Chile and a natural gas project in Peru—were mining projects. The goal was to understand under what conditions investment in natural resource extraction contributed to broader community and national development.

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