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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 12, 2016

Americas
Javier Duarte, governor of the state of Veracruz, attends a news conference in Xalapa, Mexico, August 10, 2015 (Reuters/Stringer). Mexico’s Corrupt Governors

Last June, Mexico elected new governors in twelve of its thirty-one states. As millions of voters went to the urns, corruption was a top concern (along with insecurity). Eight states saw the incumben…

October 11, 2016

United States
mexicos-corrupt-governors-lam Mexico’s Corrupt Governors

Last June, Mexico elected new governors in twelve of its thirty-one states. As millions of voters went to the urns, corruption was a top concern (along with insecurity). Eight states saw the incumben…

December 8, 2015

Asia
A sign is seen as a building safety assessment is being conducted at an Adorn Knitwear garments factory in Dhaka, December 9, 2014. Adorn is a small business not far from the rubble of Rana Plaza, a Dhaka suburb building that collapsed in April 2013 killing more than 1,100 people, most low-paid seamstresses, and prompting a costly safety overhaul at plants large and small. Last month, Adorn's production lines were silent and its sewing machines gathering dust as the lengthy process of checking the building A Tipping Point in Bangladesh?

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This post is from Sarah Labowitz (@SarahLabo), co…

February 23, 2012

Politics and Government
Freedom of Press - Latin America's Moment Press Freedom and Democracy in Latin America

Last Wednesday, Ecuador’s Supreme Court upheld sentences handed down in July 2011 for four members of the El Universo newspaper’s staff in the latest chapter of a lengthy and controversial trial. Thr…

April 29, 2011

Economics
Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies in session over the immunity of fellow congressman Julio Cesar Godoy (Stringer / Courtesy Reuters). Mexico’s Unfinished Congressional Business

Mexico's Chamber of Deputies debate the immunity of fellow congressman Julio Cesar Godoy (Stringer / Courtesy Reuters). Mexicans briefly got their hopes —and some their hackles— up this week as …

February 18, 2015

Argentina
A Mysterious Death Rocks Argentina

The death of an Argentine prosecutor reveals deeper problems in the country’s political system, says expert Sergio Berensztein.

September 22, 2014

Colombia
Colombian President Santos on the Peace Process, Social Policies, and Economic Growth

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos joins CFR Co-Chairman Carla A. Hills to discuss his goals for Colombia in the next four years.

September 22, 2014

Colombia
Colombian President Santos on the Peace Process, Social Policies, and Economic Growth

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos joins CFR Co-Chairman Carla A. Hills to discuss his goals for Colombia in the next four years.

April 25, 2006

Colombia
Colombia’s Elections

Incumbent President Alvaro Uribe is favored to win Colombia’s May 28 elections, a result that would mark a departure from the trend that has seen left-leaning governments come to power around the reg…