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Henrique Meirelles, Presidente do Banco Central do Brasil na Conferencia Anual do AS/COA em São Paulo

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Henrique Meirelles, Presidente do Banco Central do Brasil, fez um pronunciamentio na conferência e anual do Americas Society e Council of the Americas realizada em São Paulo no dia 10 de julho. O presidente exaltou importância do banco em controlar a inflacão neste período de intensa volatilidade global. ... Read More

We Are All Immigrants Now

Monday, June 30, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

We are a hemisphere of immigrants. Over the last five centuries, immigrants have influenced the culture, politics, and economies of North and South America. A visit to Mexico City, Buenos Aires, New York, or Toronto makes clear that, more than any other region of the world, this hemisphere has become a global melting pot. Read the full article in the Summer 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Toward a Freer Flow of Labor (with Rights)

Monday, June 30, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly Summer 2008

Labor rights have failed to keep up with the free flow of goods and capital. Here's a proposal to protect workers' rights and meet the demands of the U.S. labor market and the global economy. Read the full article in the Summer 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Moving the Debate Forward: What California Can Teach Us

Monday, June 30, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

From California's convoluted history of immigration, a latent consensus may be developing about the importance of immigrants for the economy and strength in diversity. Such a consensus could point the way forward for an improved national policy on immigration. Read the entire article in the Summer 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

NAFTA's Exaggerated Promise for Immigration

Monday, June 30, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

NAFTA was never intended to serve as a mechanism to regulate the flow of labor. And it failed to meet policymakers' promises of creating sufficient jobs in Mexico. Nevertheless, it has established a framework for trilateral discussions on migration. Read the entire article in the Summer 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Don't Trash NAFTA

Monday, June 30, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly Summer 2008

Blaming NAFTA—and free trade in general—for job losses is misplaced. As the U.S. continues to debate a 15-year-olf trade agreement, other countries are negotiating their own pacts—a fact that should prod the U.S. to not only strengthen NAFTA but also reinforce its commitment to trade expansion. Read the full article in the Summer 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More