June 27, 2018
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will likely become Mexico’s next president at a time of mounting concern over corruption and violence, but his reform plans are hazy.
April 18, 2018
Miguel Diaz-Canel, set to replace Raul Castro as president of Cuba after sixty years of Castro rule, will be faced with the challenges of implementing economic reform and sidestepping regional isolat…
March 25, 2013
Mexico’s new president is pushing through a sweeping package of economic reforms that could help the country emerge as a major economic player, says CFR’s Shannon O’Neil.
June 29, 2012
Whoever wins Mexico’s presidential election will need to jumpstart economic growth, work toward energy reform, and deal with a violent drug war, says CFR’s Shannon K. O’Neil.
February 16, 2012
Mexico’s economy and tourism industry are growing despite an escalation in drug violence in recent years, says CFR’s Shannon O’Neil as she discusses its implications for U.S.-Mexico relations, immigr…
February 22, 2018
A historic dry spell has severely affected Cape Town's water supply, and global climate patterns suggest that other cities may face the same fate.
July 26, 2017
President Nicolas Maduro has neither the desire nor the capacity to institute the market reforms and debt restructuring needed to revive Venezuela’s sinking economy, says economist Ricardo Hausmann.
March 22, 2017
The Arctic should be a major consideration in discussions of U.S. national security, says Thad Allen, co-chair of CFR’s Independent Task Force on the Arctic.
November 6, 2007
Shannon O’Neil, CFR’s Mexico expert, says Washington’s $1.4 billion multiyear plan to bolster Mexico’s crackdown on drug and criminal rings, while drawing criticism, is likely to win congressional ap…
June 29, 2016
The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU demonstrates that rising populism in Europe and the United States are both driven by voters who feel alienated from the benefits of globalization, says CFR’s…