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July 10, 2024

Latin America
Stagnant Urban Productivity Stunts Latin America’s Economic Growth, Plus Chinese Lenders Turn Away From Latin America

Stagnant urban productivity stunts Latin America’s economic growth; Chinese lenders turn away from Latin America.

Photo of Bogota, Colombia

July 22, 2024

Economics
American Pharmaceutical Companies Aren’t Paying Any Tax in the United States

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has substantially reduced the domestic tax paid by American pharmaceutical giants. 

American Pharmaceutical Companies Aren’t Paying Any Tax in the United States

July 18, 2024

China
Review of "Countering China’s Great Game: A Strategy For American Dominance"

Michael Sobolik’s new book Countering China’s Great Game promotes an assertive approach to China policy that would frustrate Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative and leave no room for bilateral coopera…

Chinese President speaks in front of an auditorium of seated people with a blue backdrop.

July 9, 2024

Latin America
In Latin America, Your Zip Code—Not Just Your Nationality—Determines Whether You Live in a Democracy

Many big cities are doing well, but in flyover country organized crime and corruption often smother democracy.

Photo of the municipality of Jantetelco in Morelos state

June 12, 2024

Latin America
Latin America’s Big Opportunity

Over the last three decades, economic growth in Central Europe, East and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa has outpaced growth in Latin America, where most economies have actually …

An aerial view of the brine pools and processing areas of the Soquimich lithium mine on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, January 10, 2013.

May 28, 2024

Guatemala
Latin America’s Demographic Opportunity Plus Arévalo’s First Four Months

Latin America’s openness to migration may offset downsides of aging populations; Arévalo’s reform agenda for Guatemala inches forward, but roadblocks are multiplying.

A woman holding a baby in Santiago, Chile, September 4, 2022.

June 11, 2024

RealEcon
Supporting American Small Businesses Against Foreign Threats

Small businesses are critical to U.S. national security. They’re also increasingly targeted by foreign cyberattacks. The federal government can do more to protect them.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees work inside the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington

April 2, 2024

United States
RealEcon Launch: Reimagining American Economic Leadership

With RealEcon, CFR is creating an initiative to study and debate the role of the United States in the international economy. The launch event of this multiyear, multifaceted initiative will explore w…

Play CFR President Michael Froman in conversation with columnist Gillian Tett and Canada’s Ambassador to the United States Kristen Hillman

January 2, 2024

Peru
The Organized Crime Threat to Latin American Democracies

Governments have learned to manage many threats, but they are failing to curb the growing power of organized crime.

Photo of Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori attending a trial as a witness in 2018

May 2, 2024

Economics
State and Local Officials Webinar on RealEcon: Reimagining American Economic Leadership

Matthew Goodman, distinguished fellow and director of the Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at CFR, discusses CFR’s new RealEcon initiative and the role of state and local officials in contrib…

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