People take part in a march to demand the resignation of Honduras' President Juan Hernandez in Tegucigalpa June 26, 2015.

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Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, May 18, 2017.
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Temer's Gambit

Until May 17, it seemed as though President Michel Temer could survive in the presidency until the 2018 elections, despite various pending allegations against him. Read More

May 16, 2017

The Politics of Latin America’s Middle Income Trap

Many of Latin America’s largest economies are stuck in the so-called “middle-income trap,” with slowing productivity growth making it unlikely that they will catch up to the top global economies in the near term. Countries in the middle income trap are losing competitiveness with poor economies on manufactured exports, but are also unable to compete with wealthier economies in high-skill innovation.  As a result, they are “stuck” in the middle income category, and they have been stuck for a long time.

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May 15, 2017

Why U.S. Tax Reform Threatens Mexico's Financial Future

While tweets and speeches may continue to cause consternation in Mexico and Canada, the existential threat to NAFTA seems to have passed.

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May 12, 2017

Making Chile Great Again

In my piece published this week on, I reflect on the end to Chile’s exceptionalism and why, after three decades of democratic growth, protests now envelop the country. I argue that Chile’s next president will have to find a more inclusive economic model, based on more than copper, if it wants to return to stable and prosperous growth, and reassume the exceptional mantle, in the future. You can read the first three paragraphs of the article below:

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