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Stop Hating on NAFTA

Wednesday, March 5, 2008  |  Washington Post

The North American Free Trade Agreement as been battered lately with sharp criticisms and calls has been made to withdrawal from it. In an op-ed, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez argues that this would be a disaster, hurting the U.S. economy, its workers, and its communities. ... Read More

Cuba: What Comes Next?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Top Cuban experts see no change in sight, despite Raul Castro's formal ascension to power. The COA program examined the new leader's likely priorities and the island's ties with the international community. ... Read More

Brazil's Commodity Conundrum

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Eliana Cardoso, a professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and former World Bank economist, explores the balance between Brazil's sustained economic growth and China's hunger for commodities. She says that worldwide economic turmoil may affect trade quotas and put Brazil's economic prospects at risk. ... Read More

Panama City: Panama and the Global Economy

Friday, February 29, 2008

At AS/COA's first Latin American Cities Conference in Panama City, speakers and panelists—who included the president and vice president—discussed the future of Panama in the global economy; the growing economic relationship between Panama and the United States; and the role of infrastructure, technology and competitiveness in Panama’s economy. ... Read More