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Improved Infrastructure: Latin America's Gateway to Global Markets

Monday, May 12, 2008

FedEx Express' Juan Cento warns that the while Latin America has experience its highest economic growth rates since the late 1970s, poor transportation infrastructure and regulatory barriers "undermine the region's competitive strengths." He suggests the development of public and private sector partnerships to boost regional infrastructure. ... Read More

Book Launch: Can Latin America Compete? Confronting the Challenges of Globalization

Friday, May 9, 2008

At the AS/COA book launch for Can America Compete?, a panel including the publication's contributions and co-editor debated whether Latin America's growth is sustainable and will allow the region to to break the cyclical boom and bust pattern that has historically characterized its economy. ... Read More

38th Washington Conference: "The Globalization of the Americas"

Wednesday, May 7, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

The Council of the Americas held the 38th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas on May 6 and 7, drawing together a selection of the region's most influential officials—including the presidents of the United States and Panama—to address the most pressing policy issues affecting the Western Hemisphere. Read more and access program summaries, as well as audio, from the conference. ... Read More

NACC Report to Leaders: Meeting the Global Challenge

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The North American Competitiveness Council provided a report on April 22 at the North American Leaders Summit in New Orleans. The report argues that government and business leaders must work harder to broaden public understanding of the benefits that flow from liberalized trade and investment within North America. ... Read More

NAFTA Debate Mirage

Sunday, April 20, 2008  |  Washington Times

In an op-ed for the Washington Times, Shankar Singham—a partner with global law firm and COA member Squire Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P. —warns against anti-free trade rhetoric utilized in current U.S. presidential campaigns. "Those political candidates who have hidden behind trade as the primary reason for economic anxiety are hiding voters from the truth of the new global economy," writes Singham. ... Read More

Attracting Voters to the U.S. Primary Process

Wednesday, February 20, 2008  | 

AS/COA Director of Policy Jason Marczak asks "Yahoo! Respuestas" users how they believe the U.S. primary process could be changed to boost voter participation. Through a partnership with Yahoo, contributers to Americas Quarterly and News & Views regularly pose questions related to policy in the Western Hemisphere. ... Read More