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Uncertanty Looms in Latin American Markets

Tuesday, September 30, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

Wall Street's September 29 tumble sent shockwaves through Latin American markets, which saw recovery on Tuesday. Officials in several countries, particularly Brazil, maintain that their economies stand better prepared for crisis than in the past as a result of lower public debt and diversification of export markets. ... Read More

Brazil Rising

Tuesday, September 30, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Poder

In Poder, COA’s Eric Fansworth says Brazil "can no longer be taken for granted." He urges for the next U.S. administration to work with the emerging global power on matters ranging from trade negotiations to Iran's nuclear program to energy security. ... Read More

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Looks at "Challenges of the Hour"

Thursday, September 25, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

In a September 25 speech hosted by AS/COA, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner outlined positive steps in her country in recent years, including a drop in unemployment, one of Argentina's longest periods of economic growth, and a focus on important sectors ranging from technology to energy. ... Read More

Presidents of the Americas Launch "Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas"

Wednesday, September 24, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

In a September 24 event, leaders from 11 countries in the Western Hemisphere launched the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative, providing a forum to deepen trade ties and cooperation. U.S. President George W. Bush urged congressional action on pending trade deals with Panama and Colombia. ... Read More