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Immigrants in the Southeast: Public Perceptions and Integration

Friday, February 1, 2008

The number of immigrants—mostly from Latin America—jumped in southern U.S. states over the past decade and a half. As studies on acculturation rates indicate, southerners' practice of demonizing immigrants because they "refuse to assimilate" can contribute to delays in assimilation, explains Elaine C. Lacy of the University of South Carolina at Aiken. ... Read More

U.S. Election Update: Candidates on Foreign Aid

Thursday, January 31, 2008

What are the candidates saying about issues that affect the Americas? In the first installment of its U.S. Election Update series, AS/COA looks at candidate positions on foreign aid, including proposals for boosting democracy, alleviating poverty and disease, and increasing access to education in the developing world. ... Read More

Labor Reform: Undercompetitive Economies and Unprotected Workforce

Thursday, January 31, 2008  |  Christopher Sabatini

Senior Policy Director and Americas Quarterly Editor-in-Chief Christopher Sabatini examines why Latin America remains one of the most inflexible regions in terms of labor markets. He suggests swift labor law reforms to attract foreign investment, increase productivity, and social protections for their workforce. ... Read More