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Build on Regional Successes

Thursday, November 6, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Scotiabank President and CEO Rick Waugh recommends that the next U.S. president pursue "an approach that incorporates the private sector and that builds on the successful macroeconomic and financial sector reforms that have been made in many markets." ... Read More

Build Smart Borders

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Mr. President, welcome to the overwhelming responsibility and the awesome opportunity of leading the world’s richest, most powerful nation at a time of global change and trial. I am offering you advice today from a Canadian perspective—a perspective that I fear you will have received from few of your advisers. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

La Indiferencia Bipartidista del Sur

Friday, August 1, 2008  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  El Diario

En un artículo de opinión para El Diario, Christopher Sabatini explica por qué América Latina se mantiene en un nivel secundario en los radares de política exterior de los Estados Unidos en este año electoral. También analiza los puntos de vista de los presuntos candidatos presidenciales en torno al comercio regional, Cuba, y la reforma migratoria. ... Read More

Dealing without Doha

Friday, August 1, 2008

WTO trade talks froze in Geneva, where booming Brazil played a central role, further strengthening its position as global player and setting the stage for a battle over U.S. ethanol tariffs. As Doha flounders, countries such as Chile and Peru step up bilateral agreements to boost international trade ties.  ... Read More

Toward a Freer Flow of Labor (with Rights)

Monday, June 30, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly Summer 2008

Labor rights have failed to keep up with the free flow of goods and capital. Here's a proposal to protect workers' rights and meet the demands of the U.S. labor market and the global economy. Read the full article in the Summer 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

NAFTA's Exaggerated Promise for Immigration

Monday, June 30, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

NAFTA was never intended to serve as a mechanism to regulate the flow of labor. And it failed to meet policymakers' promises of creating sufficient jobs in Mexico. Nevertheless, it has established a framework for trilateral discussions on migration. Read the entire article in the Summer 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More