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Latin America: Neglected but not Irrelevant

Monday, December 17, 2007

Although U.S. media and foreign policy institutions have turned attention to other parts of the world, "Latin American seems to have fallen off the radar," writes Ludovico Feoli, who directs the Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo in Costa Rica. Yet U.S.-Latin American interests remain intertwined given burgeoning trade relations; growing cultural links stemming from migration; and common security threats such as the drug trade and environmental degradation. ... Read More

An Unusual Chance for Racial Justice

Friday, December 14, 2007

In the next 25 years, the large scale retirement of baby boomers presents the potential for major shifts toward racial integration in the U.S. labor market, writes Richard Alba of University at Albany, SUNY.  Alba predicts that, as well-paid retirees leave the labor force, immigrants and non-whites could rise to fill positions, leading to "unprecedented diversification." ... Read More

Protecting Latin American Investments

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

In an article for Viewpoints Americas, Jonathan Hamilton, Partner at White & Case LLP, examines the recent trend in some parts of Latin America to reject arbitration for resolving investment disputes. It is unlikely that foes of neutral dispute mechanisms will be able to  "put the arbitration genie fully back into a bottle," he writes. ... Read More

A New Approach for the Next Generation

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Aaron Schumacher of Tufts University notes the sharp disconnect between what is being taught and what should be taught about Latin America at U.S. universities. Many undergraduates possess little knowledge of issues such as energy security and sustainable development.
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Financial Inclusiveness in Our Hemisphere

Friday, September 7, 2007

Carl Cira, Director of the Florida International University Summit of the Americas Center, and Francisco Prior Sanz, Director of the Center’s Financial Inclusiveness Program, outline five ways to improve access to financial services. Their recent research focuses on lower income populations and remittance and microfinance recipients.
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