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February 9, 2009

Venezuela
Venezuela’s Oil-Based Economy

Venezuela is trying to develop new markets for its oil at a time of increasing friction with its main customer, the United States. But a significant short-term shift in oil relations between Venezuel…

October 23, 2015

Brazil
Sugar cane is harvested at a plantation of Da Mata, the Brazilian sugar cane processor, in Valparaiso Guest Post: The Petrobras Corruption Scandal and Brazil’s Ethanol Sector

This is a guest post by Luis Ferreira Alvarez, an analyst with Stratas Advisors’ Global Biofuels Assessment and Global Alternative Fuels divisions covering Latin America.  As Brazil’s Petrobras corr…

June 8, 2015

Mexico
Mexico’s Midterm Elections

Yesterday, Mexicans headed to the polls to vote for 500 federal deputies, 17 state legislatures, 9 governors, and more than 300 mayors. Corruption and security dominated many local discussions. And b…

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November 18, 2014

Lone Bull Elephant Tracking the Traffickers: The Need for Better Data

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. In early 2014, an organization known as Elephants Without Borders began a project…

October 6, 2014

United States
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on U.S. Energy Policy

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joins Matthew Winkler, editor in chief at Bloomberg News, to discuss the "all-of-the-above" energy strategy of the United States.

October 6, 2014

United States
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on U.S. Energy Policy

Ernest Moniz, secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, joins Matthew Winkler, editor in chief at Bloomberg News, to discuss the "all-of-the-above" energy strategy of the United States.

August 4, 2014

Defense and Security
Thewatersedge-LBJ-20140804 TWE Remembers: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

The USS Maddox was on alert on the evening of August 4, 1964 in the Gulf of Tonkin. Two nights earlier North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked it without warning. The Maddox had driven them off wi…

May 10, 2013

Global
Investment Treaties: Winners and Losers

Jose Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin professor of international law at New York University School of Law, discusses the growth and distributional effects and the human rights implications of global e…

October 24, 2012

Brazil
Brazil’s New Protectionist Mood

While a new round of U.S. quantitative easing will have a negative impact on emerging markets like Brazil, the country should not blame U.S. monetary policy for the structural flaws in its economy, s…