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End the Credit Squeeze on Latin America's Poor

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Over the past two decades, democracy has taken hold in the vast majority of Latin American countries. Notwithstanding an anti-market backlash led by Venezuela, the region as a whole has benefited from stable economic policies and improved growth rates. Yet these gains remain imperiled by persistent poverty and income inequality. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Define the Next-Generation Agenda of the U.S.-Mexico Relationship

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

In today’s fluid world, a nation’s ability to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its people depends to a great extent on the degree of peace and prosperity in the neighborhood to which it belongs. The U.S., notwithstanding its economic might and military power, is no exception. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

The Global Economic Crisis: Limiting Collateral Damage in the Americas

Thursday, October 30, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth

In the face of the a global economic downturn, Latin American leaders must build on successes of recent years by maintining open markets and avoiding anti-investor rhetoric, writes COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth. "To use the language of the stock market, they do not want to take policy steps that will lock in their losses," he writes. ... Read More

The Fund Must Act to Protect Emerging Markets

Thursday, October 23, 2008  |  Financial Times

Writing in the Financial Times, President and CEO of Citibank and AS/COA Board Chair William R. Rhodes warns that "we are seeing the full force of the storms of this interconnected financial system." He urges the International Monetary Fund to play a leadership role to shelter emerging markets. ... Read More