Chile Has an Opportunity to Write a New Chapter

Chile is going through political change. In May, Chileans voted to elect an assembly that will write a new constitution. Those elected to redraw the country’s magna carta feature a large contingent of independents. Left-wing parties are most favorably positioned among institutional actors, but...

Understanding Paraguay’s Political Economy

October 19, 2020

US Intervention Will Make Things Worse in Venezuela

March 12, 2019

No matter how bad the situation is in Venezuela, a US military response will only make matters worse for the Venezuelans. It may be foreign adventure time again for the good old USA. With troops being pulled out of Syria and Afghanistan after successfully “vanquishing” the enemy and the...

Macri Walks on Thin Ice in Argentina

February 26, 2019

To receive further financial aid from the IMF, the Argentine government has to enforce drastic and unpopular measures ahead of the October elections. The International Monetary Fund recently approved the second review of Argentina’s three-year stand-by agreement. In doing so, $7.6 billion was...

The Next Generation of Cybersecurity in Latin America

January 24, 2019

Security risks will outpace cyber network defenses, unless data safety is bolstered by further regulations and investments. Governments and businesses need to place a higher wager on cybersecurity and create a working system that prioritizes costs upfront on detection and prevention. When...

Back to El Salvador: The Fallout of “Shithole Countries” Diplomacy

December 14, 2018

El Salvador is among the nations that Donald Trump dubbed “shithole countries” and whose immigrants he seeks to deport as quickly as possible. Even during his election campaign, US President Donald Trump described immigration from El Salvador and other Central American countries as an...

Latin America in 2018: Why Commodities Are Still King

January 14, 2018

Rising commodity prices pegged to Chinese demand will likely push up Latin America’s economic growth modestly this year. But potential political setbacks remain a risk. Now that the recessions in Argentina and Brazil have ended, the major economies of Latin America are looking forward to...

Guyana: Mining, Forests and Indigenous Rights

May 23, 2013

In light of increasing gold prices on the world market, the actual commitment under-pinning Guyana’s agreement with Norway to save its rainforests, which also includes an obligation to protect the rights of indigenous peoples, can be questioned.  The unprecedented high price of gold on...

Global Business in Emerging Markets: Potential for Transformational Partnerships

May 23, 2013

The role of workforce development in crafting solutions should not be overlooked or minimized as simply giving people jobs. Jean AbiNader analyzes the importance of job skills training in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), global dexterity, the renegotiation of the social contract, and impact...

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