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Guadalajara: Mexico’s Silicon Valley

Thursday, March 8, 2012  |  Carin Zissis

In an Americas Quarterly web exclusive, journalist Nathaniel Parish Flannery writes about Mexico’s emerging IT hub, centered in the state of Jalisco. Read an excerpt below and visit for the full article.

Mexico is quietly emerging as a capital of Latin America’s growing information technology (IT) outsourcing industry.

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With “Think 20,” Mexico Hosts G20’s First Think Tank Summit

Sunday, March 4, 2012  |  Carin Zissis

Last week, experts in global governance gathered in Mexico City for the first G20 event of its kind: Think 20, a series of meetings involving representatives from think tanks with the goal of offering recommendations around this year’s G20 agenda. “We can’t think that the G20 works in a space alone without connection to the rest of the world,” said Mexico’s G20 sherpa Lourdes Aranda Bezaury in an interview about the Think 20.

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Video: Rio+20 and the U.S.-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

AS/COA hosted Izabella Teixeira, Brazil's minister of the environment and Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, for a discussion on the U.S.-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability. ... Play Video

Video: Food Security in Latin America - Trends and Prospects

Thursday, December 1, 2011

AS/COA presented a panel on food security that analyzed the current food-market situation, presenting an overview of the biggest challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. ... Play Video