Puerto Rico Has Not Recovered from Hurricane Maria

October 06, 2018

One year after Maria, nearly every pillar of Puerto Rican society remains devastated. Puerto Rico was in crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit on September 20, 2017. For years, this US territory had been struggling with debt, an economic crisis and drought. In May 2017, the government...

Commonwealth Could Be Britain’s Post-Brexit Break

May 28, 2018

Taking on the leadership of the Commonwealth is a boost for the country embattled in precarious Brexit negotiations and trying to reimagine its place in the world. In April, Britain hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which was billed as the largest gathering of heads of states...

Dealing With Crises: How Have Emerging Economies Evolved?

July 10, 2017

Vulnerability to both currency and GDP crises on average remains significantly lower than it was in the 1980s and 1990s.  For Latin Americans, there are few memories as nightmarish as the "lost decade" of the 1980s, with its flagging...

Amid Uncertainty, Latin America is Looking Up

November 22, 2016

Despite a recession, the Latin America and Caribbean region is looking ahead. For the first time since 1982-83, the Latin America and Caribbean region is expected to be in recession for two consecutive years (2015-16). According to...