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Mexico Confronts Violence

Thursday, August 28, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

The Mexican government signed a series of laws to combat the rise in kidnappings while civic groups hold for a national march to protest violence. But in the face of widespread insecurity, concerns remain about how to control crime sparked by an escalating drug war. ... Read More

2008 Buenos Aires Conference: Latin America and the Changing Global Economy

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

U.S.-Argentine relations and the effects of global economic turbulence were among the topics discussed at AS/COA's annual conference in Buenos Aires. Featured speakers included U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tom Shannon, European Central Bank President Lucas Papademos, and Economy Minister Carlos Fernández. Read the conference summary. ... Read More

Interview: Jair Ribeiro on Model for Adopting, Improving Brazilian Schools

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

In an AS/COA interview, Brazilian CEO Jair Ribeiro discusses Partners in Education, a program targeting one of Brazil’s most pressing issues—the quality of education. Through the program’s model, business leaders adopt and boost management of individual schools in the São Paulo area. ... Read More

Uruguay: Regional Opportunities in a Changing Global Scenario

Friday, August 8, 2008

In the wake of the floundering Doha Round of trade talks, AS/COA hosted its annual Montevideo conference, focusing on Uruguay's positive economic performance in the context of global market flux. Presentations by Ministers Danilo Astori and Daniel Martínez as well as U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks served as conference highlights. ... Read More

On immigration, It's the Economy, Stupid

Friday, August 8, 2008  |  Washington Post

In her Washington Post column, Marcela Sanchez stresses that "it makes economic sense to help Hispanic workers fully integrate into the U.S. economy," and highlights AS/COA's new working group white paper U.S. Business and Hispanic Integration: Expanding the Economic Contributions of Immigrants. ... Read More