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August 16, 2012

Americas

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…

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November 17, 2008

Emerging Markets

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

January 9, 2019

Americas

Investing more in human capital is the region’s best hope to escape the middle-income trap.

School children play in classroom at Sao Jose school in Morro Do Veridiano, Belagua

August 16, 2018

Corruption

Widespread corruption in Latin America’s judicial systems--such as Supreme Court justices engaging in bribery in Colombia and Peru, lawyers rigging judge appointments in Guatemala, and the attorney general firing an investigator for looking into corruption in Mexico--- requires more than laws to fix. It means building a professional civil service. While a daunting task, Chile and Brazil can point the way.

A gavel is seen after a session held by the Supreme Court of Justice in Colombia on September 27, 2017.

November 1, 2018

Brazil

Fiery new populist presidents in Brazil and Mexico could turn an old rivalry toxic.

 Flag bearers carry the Mexican and Brazilian flags out onto the pitch prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.

October 3, 2018

Immigration and Migration

U.S. administration is coming out on the wrong side of anti-corruption and migration in the hemisphere, with potentially lasting consequences for U.S.-Latin American relations.

Donald Trump Looks Away

October 18, 2018

Venezuela

Bankrolling the region’s biggest humanitarian disaster won’t win Beijing many friends.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza (2nd L) talks with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd R) during a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on December 22, 2017.

November 27, 2018

Brazil

Injustice, not economic class, is what’s turning voters against the political establishment. 

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a rally as part of a tour to thank supporters for his victory in the July 1 election, in Mexico City, Mexico September 29, 2018.

March 16, 2011

Americas

My colleague Julia Sweig and I share our thoughts about Obama’s trip to Latin America in a CFR conference call