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Taking Youth to Market: Expanding Formal Labor Market Access through Public-Private Collaboration

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This white paper presents findings on easing access to labor markets for disadvantaged youth, drawing attention to innovative programs that promote formal employment in Colombia and Peru. Research was carried out by the Americas Society’s Social Inclusion program. ... Read More

Supporting Small Business in Cuba: Recommendations for Private and Public Sector Leaders

Thursday, March 31, 2011

In light of the ongoing economic reform process in Cuba, the report outlines specific steps that can be taken by the Cuban government, the U.S. government, NGOs and foundations to assist independent small and micro-entrepreneurs in Cuba. ... Read More

Obama's Latin American Trip: Unlocking Hemispheric Partnerships

Monday, March 14, 2011  |  Susan Segal  |  Viewpoints Americas

"A successful trip could be measured as one in which Obama and the leaders of the visited countries better understand the shared vision before us," writes AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal in an article about President Barack Obama's March 19-23 trip. ... Read More

Forecasting Cancun's Climate Change Talks

Thursday, November 25, 2010

As world leaders gathered in Cancun for the UN Conference on Climate Change on November 29, Mexico and Brazil, Latin America's major carbon emitters, lead regional efforts to cut greenhouse gasses. Observers, however, question the likelihood of the summit producing any major international agreements. ... Read More

President Leonel Fernández on the Dominican Republic's Economic Position

Friday, September 24, 2010  |  Carin Zissis

The Dominican president outlined his country's economic successes in recent years while highlighting areas for future growth and investment. “We once produced jobs to survive," said Fernández. "Now we need to produce jobs that improve workers’ lives." ... Read More

Latin America: A Lifeline for American Small and Medium Enterprises

Monday, August 9, 2010  |  Susan Segal  |  The Huffington Post

"If the President wants to meet his export goals and have sustainable growth, [Latin America] is a region that has largely felt the cold shoulder of Washington for decades, but is willing to take business relations to another level," writes AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal in The Huffington Post. ... Read More