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Strike a New Partnership with Brazil

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

The U.S. and Brazil must expand their trade relationship. Although there are significant differences between the two countries, especially in socioeconomic development, the similarities are clear: our size and enterprising spirits bring us together. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Recognize and Build on Our Progress

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Mr. President-elect, your inauguration in January 2009 brings hope to Latin America and the Caribbean for a closer and improved relationship within the hemisphere. Unfortunately, many citizens of our region, including leaders and analysts, share the view that the prosperity of the Americas is not a high priority for the U.S. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Recognize and Work with the New Central America

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Today, Central America is a region of peace, with democratically elected governments who respect individual freedoms and human rights. It is difficult for anyone who visits us now to imagine that just two decades ago most of our countries were suffering the horrors of civil war. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Recognize that Cuba's Future is Inside Cuba

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Geographic proximity, the close historical ties uniting the American and Cuban people, and above all the unavoidable influence that the U.S. has on Cuba mean that we have all watched with great interest the elections and await your policies toward Cuba. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... 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

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

Ignore the Has-Beens, Look to Brazil

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

What a paradox! Never has the Hispanic vote been more influential in a U.S. election than in 2008—and never has the U.S. had less regional influence than today. That said, 200 years of history and a rising regional power (Brazil) present you, Mr. President-elect, with a unique opportunity to build a new relationship of solidarity with the region on everything from energy, aid and commerce, to security and migration. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More