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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

Reheating Russo-Cuban Relations

Thursday, August 7, 2008

U.S.-Russia tensions escalate over a proposed missile shield in Eastern Europe, sparking rumors that Moscow plans to station bombers in Cuba. Though the origin and veracity of the story remain unclear, Russian leaders called for renewed ties with Cuba after the countries inked a recent oil deal.  ... Read More

The Impact of Salmonella Suspicions

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

As the U.S. FDA shifts suspicions from tomatoes to jalapeños after a major salmonella outbreak, questions arise over how the agency tracks imported produce. From Mexican peppers to Honduran melons, foreign farms feel the impact of the FDA warnings and recent blunders in the salmonella investigation could prompt changes in the agency's monitoring systems.  ... Read More

Interview: FIU's Eduardo Gamarra on Bolivian President Evo Morales' "Riskless" Recall Vote

Monday, August 4, 2008

In an AS/COA interview, Bolivia expert Eduardo Gamarra of Florida International University discusses the complex series of referenda taking place in Bolivia, explaining what is behind the political divisions affecting the country. Speaking about Sunday’s recall vote, Gamarra comments that, “The president is basically running a riskless election.” ... Read More