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Build on Regional Successes

Thursday, November 6, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Scotiabank President and CEO Rick Waugh recommends that the next U.S. president pursue "an approach that incorporates the private sector and that builds on the successful macroeconomic and financial sector reforms that have been made in many markets." ... Read More

Upgrade the Diplomatic Corps

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

I hesitate to write to the new U.S. administration about Latin America because I know that natural realities mean that Latin America will not be a priority for any administration despite the high-minded talk from the candidates. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Strike a New Partnership with Brazil

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

The U.S. and Brazil must expand their trade relationship. Although there are significant differences between the two countries, especially in socioeconomic development, the similarities are clear: our size and enterprising spirits bring us together. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Recognize and Work with the New Central America

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Today, Central America is a region of peace, with democratically elected governments who respect individual freedoms and human rights. It is difficult for anyone who visits us now to imagine that just two decades ago most of our countries were suffering the horrors of civil war. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Redistribute the Windfall from High Oil Prices

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

By acting in concert, we can help alleviate the pressures on the economies and societies of the world’s poorest nations. That will not only help to minimize a growing global crisis, but also reduce the risks that food scarcity, poverty and energy shortages pose to the elected governments of the hemisphere. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More