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La Emigración, Problema Económico

Friday, August 1, 2008  |  El Universal

En un artículo de opinión para El Universal, Jorge Pinto analiza la problemática de la integración de inmigrantes mexicanos en Estados Unidos y sus efectos en las relaciones bilaterales entre México y Estados Unidos. Además, cita ejemplos de iniciativas de integración como la del Consejo de las Américas, la cuál estudia ejemplos de cómo ciertas compañías privadas trabajan para integrar a sus empleados hispanos. ... 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

Can Democracies Change the World?

Thursday, July 31, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Poder

In a new article for Poder magazine, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth examines proposals by U.S. presidential candidates to create a body of democratic nations, saying, "If carefully constructed, this may be an idea whose time has come." He recommends that past examples be taken into account to avoid the mistakes and build on the successes of predecessors. ... Read More

Guatemala on the Brink

Monday, April 28, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Poder

President Álvaro Colom of Guatemala meets with his U.S. counterpart this week. The Central American leader hopes to decrease Guatemalan poverty, despite the challenge of global economic insecurity. "With decisive action, and international assistance," writes COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth, "the new president has the opportunity to regenerate a broader growth agenda." ... Read More

NAFTA Debate Mirage

Sunday, April 20, 2008  |  Washington Times

In an op-ed for the Washington Times, Shankar Singham—a partner with global law firm and COA member Squire Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P. —warns against anti-free trade rhetoric utilized in current U.S. presidential campaigns. "Those political candidates who have hidden behind trade as the primary reason for economic anxiety are hiding voters from the truth of the new global economy," writes Singham. ... Read More

The Colombia Trade Stakes

Monday, April 7, 2008  |  Wall Street Journal

In an op-ed, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urges congressional approval of a bilateral trade agreement with Colombia, emphasizing the Andean country's commitment to democracy and and the opportunity provided by the trade deal to strengthen U.S. competitiveness. ... Read More

5 Myths About NAFTA

Sunday, April 6, 2008  |  Washington Post

Philippe Legrain, a journalism fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, writes that: "The Democratic rivals have bought into most of the myths that have been peddled about the agreement and have placed their opposition to NAFTA at the center of their campaigns. Here's some information that could help them update their stump speeches." ... Read More