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April 1, 2017

Human Rights
Ronald Reagan, Deane Hinton, and "Fake News" in The New York Times

The term "fake news" is no doubt over-used these days, but there is such a thing. Indeed, there is even such a thing as a "fake news" obituary. A prime example of distortion and false reporting can b…

November 30, 2016

United States
Michel Temer’s Shrinking Presidency

When he officially became president three months ago, Michel Temer’s game plan was simple and bold: in the roughly eighteen months before the 2018 presidential campaign ramped up, he would undertake …

Brazil's President Michel Temer looks on during a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

June 3, 2016

Emerging Markets
This Week in Markets and Democracy: International Labor Conference, Brazil’s Corruption Resignations, Politicians vs. the Press

Fast Fashion Still Exploits Workers While multinational retailers such as H&M, Gap, and Walmart can get a swimsuit or sundress from the factory floor to customers’ closets within weeks, new reports …

Cambodian Workers Edited

June 15, 2016

Brazil
Brazil’s Challenging Distractions

Michel Temer’s first month as interim president has not been the stuff of dreams. Even though important elements of urgently needed economic reforms have advanced, impeachment politics continue to ca…

April 1, 2016

Global
State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World

Teaching Notes for State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World by CFR Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Joshua Kurlantzick.

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December 29, 2011

Economics
2011 Trends in Latin America: The Middle Class

Customers look at laptops at a Wal-Mart store in Mexico City (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters). Another 2011 trend is the rise of the middle class. While in the United States article after article – a…

2011 Trends in Latin America: The Middle Class

July 12, 2012

Economics
Peña Nieto and Energy Reform

With Mexico’s presidential elections in the past, the focus is now on whether or not President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto will be able to follow through on his many compromisos. My guest post on Michae…

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August 16, 2011

Politics and Government
2011: The Year that Mexico Opens its Economy?

Mexico's stock exchange employees work at their desks in Mexico City (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters). It is becoming increasingly possible that 2011 will be the year that Mexico truly began open…

Mexico’s stock exchange employees work at their desks in Mexico City (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters).

November 4, 2011

Economics
Mexico’s NiNis

Young people rest on a sidewalk as a man cleans in Mexico City (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters). An OECD report released this September shows that seven million young Mexicans between the ages of fif…

Mexico’s NiNis

May 4, 2011

Defense and Security
U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Four Years On

US Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa (Saul Loeb / Courtesy Reuters). Last Friday, Hillary Clinton hosted the Merida Initiative High-Level Consultative Group in Washing…

US Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa (Saul Loeb / Courtesy Reuters).