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August 16, 2012

Americas
The Latin America Studies Program Fall Internship

The Latin America Studies program in New York City is looking for an intern for the 2012 fall semester. For full details, please see the listing below. All interested individuals should send their ap…

December 26, 2017

Americas
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Populism Looms Over Latin America's Election Year

In 2018, nearly two out of every three Latin Americans will head to the polls to elect new leaders, and the fight against corruption will be high on their agenda. The surge to throw the bums out coul…

February 4, 2016

Americas
Young people rest on a sidewalk in Mexico City Latin America’s Ninis

18 million Latin Americans—1 in 5 of those between the ages of 15 and 24—neither work nor attend school. Commonly dubbed “ninis” (ni estudian ni trabajan), a new World Bank report looks at this pheno…

February 24, 2017

Americas
Peruvian Woman Latin America’s Accountability Revolution

A wave of corruption scandals has roiled Latin America in recent years, from Chile’s campaign finance affairs, through Mexico’s Casa Blanca revelations. Most recently, the information divulged in the…

March 14, 2012

Americas
Blog Photo - Latin America's Moment 314 Investing in Latin America

I just came back from speaking on a panel, on Brazil and Latin America more broadly, at a conference for institutional investors. We five panelists came from research, investing, and on-the-ground …

March 10, 2011

Economics
A child holding flowers during International Women’s Day in Lima, March 8, 2011. Latin America’s Moment

Amid all its diversity, Latin America has never mattered more for the United States. The Western Hemisphere is now indelibly tied through commerce, energy, people, and politics. This blog aims to mak…

October 18, 2016

Americas
latin-americas-populist-hangover-lam Latin America’s Populist Hangover

In my piece published in the November/December 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs, I lay out the economic and political characteristics of populism, analyze why it is receding in Latin America today, and …

July 14, 2016

Americas
Latin Americas Savings Problem - LAM Latin America’s Savings Problem

Savings are essential for growth: domestic savings finance productive investment, provide a safety net for the future, and are strongly associated with long-term growth prospects. Sadly, a new report…

November 17, 2008

Emerging Markets
Latin America: Not So Insulated After All

CFR’s Latin America Studies Program outlines the implications of the global financial crisis for Latin America.