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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…

November 17, 2008

Emerging Markets

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

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.

September 13, 2018

Military Operations

September 11, 2018—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes the 2018–19 visiting fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program. Selected fellows have the opportunity to broaden their perspe…

July 23, 2018

Trade

This weekend a beleaguered Argentina hosted the G-20 finance ministers to work out the agenda for their leaders’ December conclave in Buenos Aires. While officially focused on infrastructure and the …

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Argentina's Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne attend a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 21, 2018.

May 23, 2018

Brazil

Latin American nations remain isolated, trading little with each other. Regional economic integration is vital to compete globally and grow faster domestically. In order to do this, they must create cross-border supply chains and move up in the value chain.

Workers assemble riding toys of Brazilian toymaker Estrela at a factory in Hernandarias, Paraguay February 7, 2017.

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

October 11, 2017

Mexico

Council on Foreign Relations 10/11 Academic Conference Call on U.S.-Latin America Relations with Shannon O'Neil

December 26, 2017

Americas

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…

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

February 4, 2016

Americas

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…

Young people rest on a sidewalk in Mexico City