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December 26, 2023

United States
Year End Q&A Special, With Shannon O’Neil

Shannon O’Neil, vice president, deputy director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to answer questions submit…

Podcast Holiday letters tied with ribbon.

February 27, 2024

Mexico
Mexico’s Electoral Campaigns Kick Off Plus Latin America’s Resilient Democracies

Mexico’s electoral campaigns officially begin with AMLO’s legacy at play plus Latin America’s democracies are challenged but resilient.

Photo of Presidential Candidate Claudia Sheinbaum

February 9, 2024

Colombia
Complications in Colombia’s AG Selection, Plus Milei’s Electoral Reform Failure and El Salvador’s Opposition Collapses

Colombia’s process to select a new attorney general is not going smoothly; electoral reform an early failure in omnibus fiasco; and the collapse of El Salvador’s opposition is bad news for Bukele

Photo of Petro supporters protesting outside of Colombia's supreme court

January 26, 2024

Mexico
Proposed Judicial Reforms Hasten Democratic Erosion, Peruvian Guns Fuel Ecuador's Violence, and Arévalo's New Cabinet

Judicial reforms look to erode—not consolidate—democracy; Peruvian guns fuel Ecuador’s violence; and Arévalo delivers a technocratic, centrist cabinet

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador speaks during his daily news conference on December 20, 2023.

March 14, 2023

Mexico
Mexico’s Democratic Backsliding, With Shannon K. O’Neil

Shannon K. O’Neil, vice president, deputy director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Mexico’s new…

Podcast Protest in support of the INE and against President Obrador's plan to reform the electoral authority, in Mexico City

June 18, 2013

Financial Markets
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics with Neil Irwin

Join Neil Irwin as he discusses the central bankers' role in the great financial crisis and the historical relationship between capitalism and the state. The C. Peter McColough Series on Internation…

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December 13, 2023

Trade
South America Can Still Save Its Trading Bloc

Stalemate over a trade deal with the European Union has left Mercosur on life support. Its revival depends on spurring greater intraregional trade.

Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attends the 63rd Summit of Heads of State of Mercosur and Associated States, at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 7, 2023.