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Wednesday, February 4, 2009  |  Americas Quarterly

Ensuring that students have access to computers and the skills to use them will make Uruguay the most wired country in the world, writes President Tabaré Vázquez. This feature article appears in the Winter 2009 issue of Americas Quarterly, which examines connectivity and the digital divide. For more information, visit www.americasquarterly.org. ... Read More

Redistribute the Windfall from High Oil Prices

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

By acting in concert, we can help alleviate the pressures on the economies and societies of the world’s poorest nations. That will not only help to minimize a growing global crisis, but also reduce the risks that food scarcity, poverty and energy shortages pose to the elected governments of the hemisphere. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Interview: Jair Ribeiro on Model for Adopting, Improving Brazilian Schools

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

In an AS/COA interview, Brazilian CEO Jair Ribeiro discusses Partners in Education, a program targeting one of Brazil’s most pressing issues—the quality of education. Through the program’s model, business leaders adopt and boost management of individual schools in the São Paulo area. ... Read More

Branding a Nation

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Poder

In a new article for Poder, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth examines economic reform in Peru. As the country achieves investment grade, President Alan Garcia seeks to build on the recently approved free-trade agreement with the United States, "ensuring the benefits reach as many people as quickly as possible." ... Read More

Justice Luiz Fux on Pro Bono Work in the Americas

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Speaking at AS/COA's North American launch of the Vance Center's Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, Brazilian Justice Luiz Fux recommended that beyond pro bono work—which is limited in Brazil because the government provides public defenders to those who can’t afford lawyers—the justice system needs to be accessible to every citizen through improved locations, lower costs, and by replacing legalese with simple talk. ... Read More

Private Sector Must Pursue Social Goals

Sunday, February 10, 2008  |  Miami Herald

Political assaults on corporation will likely rise as economic growth slows in Latin America, writes Richard Feinberg of the University of California, San Diego. In an Op-Ed adapted from an Americas Quarterly article, he writes that "the corporate social responsibility movement is a potentially important counter-punch to these anti-corporate fusillades." ... Read More