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Latin America’s Moment analyzes economic, political, and social issues and trends throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland shakes hands with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo looks on after addressing the media to close the second round of NAFTA talks. September 5, 2017. Edgard Garrido/Reuters

It's Time to Face NAFTA’s Jobs Myth

A third lightning round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks begins in Ottawa on September 23. Negotiators reportedly made progress during the first two go-rounds in Washington and Mexico City, reaching tentative agreements on intellectual property, e-commerce, and environmental protections, likely following the general outlines hammered out within the Transpacific Partnership agreement, or TPP. Yet the thornier issues – investor dispute settlement options, rules of origin, Buy American clauses, and importantly labor rules and wages – remain. Read More

August 24, 2017

NAFTA
New Pieces on NAFTA, Mexico, and Venezuela

The first round of NAFTA negotiations now concluded, the three nations will take a two week breather before reconvening in Mexico City on September 1.

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August 24, 2017

Venezuela
Shannon O'Neil on Bloomberg Surveillance

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of joining David Gura and Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Surveillance to discuss Venezuela and Mexico. You can watch the full show here, with the Venezuela portion from 1:52:30-1:57:00 and Mexico from 1:58:30-2:04:30.

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August 21, 2017

Mexico
¡Gracias, Donald!

August has brought a number of depressing reversals in the United States’ relation with Latin America: President Trump’s seemingly offhand statement on the possibility of military intervention in Venezuela, which sucked all the oxygen out of Vice President Pence’s much anticipated tour of the region; the cancellation of the

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