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Q&A with Adriana La Rotta: "A New Paradigm" in Colombia with Duque Victory

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:24

Q&A with Adriana La Rotta: "A New Paradigm" in Colombia with Duque Victory

Exclusive InterviewsBrian HarperMonday, June 18, 2018

Colombia's next president "stands in a really good position to heal the polarization that marked the campaign," says La Rotta, head of AS/COA's media relations and an El Tiempo columnist.

Colombia's next president "stands in a really good position to heal the polarization that marked the campaign," says La Rotta, head of AS/COA's media relations and an El Tiempo columnist.

Resumen: #ColWallSt 2018

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:16

Resumen: #ColWallSt 2018

Program SummariesBrian HarperHolly K. SonnelandFriday, June 15, 2018

Impulsar el crecimiento, mejorar la infraestructura y aumentar la productividad: en la conferencia de AS/COA en Bogotá, los participantes discutieron lo que le espera al próximo presidente de Colombia.

Impulsar el crecimiento, mejorar la infraestructura y aumentar la productividad: en la conferencia de AS/COA en Bogotá, los participantes discutieron lo que le espera al próximo presidente de Colombia.

Poll Update: Brazil's Uncertain Presidential Race

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:27

Poll Update: Brazil's Uncertain Presidential Race 

InfographicsLuisa LemeThursday, June 14, 2018

With four months to go until election day, a Datafolha poll shows a jailed ex-president ahead. What happens if he can’t run remains in doubt. 

#COLWallSt 2018 Recap: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:48

#COLWallSt 2018 Recap: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

Program SummariesBrian HarperHolly K. SonnelandThursday, June 14, 2018

“We couldn’t have arrived at a more relevant moment for the country,” said Adriana La Rotta, AS/COA’s senior director of media relations, as she kicked off “Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street,” AS/COA’s twenty-second conference in Bogotá.

Boosting growth, improving infrastructure, and increasing productivity: at AS/COA's Bogotá conference, participants discussed what lies ahead for Colombia's next president.

LatAm in Focus: Why Mexico's Election Will Redraw the Country's Political Map

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:21

LatAm in Focus: Why Mexico's Election Will Redraw the Country's Political Map

PodcastsCarin ZissisTuesday, June 12, 2018

Mexican pollster Jorge Buendía explains why Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s poll lead keeps growing, and how the election is redefining political rivalries.

Como "democracia" virou palavrão no Brasil?

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:43

Como "democracia" virou palavrão no Brasil?

Articles & Op-EdsBrian WinterMonday, June 11, 2018

Meu caro, moderado e cordial Brasil, quando você começou a pensar deste jeito?

E o que pode ser feito, se é que há algo?

O ponto de inflexão foi o momento em que o impeachment, de forma previsível, não resolveu nenhum dos problemas do Brasil, escreve Brian Winter, editor-chefe da Americas Quarterly, para Época.

LatAm in Focus: Latin America in the Era of Fake News

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:47

LatAm in Focus: Latin America in the Era of Fake News

PodcastsThursday, June 7, 2018

“It’s not that we don’t trust anyone anymore. It’s that we trust those who are like us,” said Llorente & Cuenca’s Luisa García at an AS/COA YPA event.

“It’s not that we don’t trust anyone anymore. It’s that we trust those who are like us,” said Llorente & Cuenca’s Luisa García at an AS/COA YPA event. 

Resumen: #EcuadorASCOA 2018

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:33

Resumen: #EcuadorASCOA 2018

Program SummariesHolly K. SonnelandMonday, June 4, 2018

Read a recap of this event in English.

Vea la discusión #EcuadorASCOA en Twitter.

Ecuador “se está abriendo al mundo”, dijo el Presidente Lenín Moreno en nuestra primera conferencia en Quito en una década.

Trump's Protectionism Undermines Economic Strength

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:29

Trump's Protectionism Undermines Economic Strength

Articles & Op-EdsEric FarnsworthThursday, May 31, 2018

As feared by top U.S. trade partners and close allies Canada, Mexico, and Europe, the Trump administration has now acted on its threat to raise taxes on steel and aluminum imports of 25 and 10 percent, respectively.

As the United States becomes a less reliable partner, friendly nations are increasingly seeking to diversify their trade relationships, writes AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth for Univision News.

Recap: #EcuadorASCOA 2018

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:37

Recap: #EcuadorASCOA 2018

Program SummariesHolly K. SonnelandThursday, May 31, 2018

“We are opening ourselves to the world.

Ecuador is open for business, said President Lenín Moreno at AS/COA’s first conference in Quito in a decade.

Mexico's 2018 Election: 5 Things to Know with 1 Month to Go

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:20

Mexico's 2018 Election: 5 Things to Know with 1 Month to Go 

Hemispheric UpdatesCarin ZissisThursday, May 31, 2018

From polarization to ageism to the expat vote, AS/COA's Carin Zissis covers trends of note in the countdown to the presidential election.

From polarization to ageism to the expat vote, AS/COA's Carin Zissis covers trends of note in the countdown to the presidential election.

The Gathering Storm in Venezuela

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:22

The Gathering Storm in Venezuela

Articles & Op-EdsEric FarnsworthSunday, May 27, 2018

Venezuela’s most recent voting exercise has shown that there is now little attachment to its so-called ‘Bolivarian Revolution’ outside the nation, or inside, for that matter, beyond those who continue to be engaged in corruption and criminal activities or otherwise depend on the state for food handouts and other direct albeit shrinking benefits.

As Venezuela hurtles toward global pariah status, democracies worldwide are finally acknowledging the crisis, writes AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth for Univision News.

6 Weeks to Go: A Debate, Congressional Shifts, and One Candidate Out in Mexico's Race

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:16

6 Weeks to Go: A Debate, Congressional Shifts, and One Candidate Out in Mexico's Race

Viewpoints AmericasCarin ZissisThursday, May 24, 2018

We’re down to fewer than 40 days until Mexico’s election.

Colombia Update: Five Issues Hovering over Sunday's Election

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:37

Colombia Update: Five Issues Hovering over Sunday's Election

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandThursday, May 24, 2018

A dam, turnout, and Venezuela could all play a hand in the May 27 presidential first-round vote.

Recap: Women's Economic Empowerment in Brazil

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:45

Recap: Women's Economic Empowerment in Brazil

Program SummariesElizabeth GonzalezWednesday, May 23, 2018

“Gender inequality is one of the hottest topics in the business world today,” said Fernando Alves, vice chairman of the Board of Amcham Brasil, in the opening remarks to AS/COA’s Latin American Cities Conference in São Paulo, in partnership with the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.

Why are diverse companies better off? Industry leaders and executives weigh in on affirmative policies at AS/COA’s annual conference in São Paulo.

LatAm in Focus: Creating, Rebuilding, and Reinventing Latin American Cities

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:46

LatAm in Focus: Creating, Rebuilding, and Reinventing Latin American Cities

PodcastsLuisa LemeCarin ZissisWednesday, May 23, 2018

Experts from 100 Resilient Cities and the Getty Research Institute cover how the past and future connect in the urban areas that the vast majority of Latin Americans call home. 

Timeline: Brazil's 2018 Elections

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:54

Timeline: Brazil's 2018 Elections

InfographicsLuisa LemeTuesday, May 22, 2018

Given the tempestuous nature of Brazilian politics in recent years, here are dates to help bring clarity as we approach the October 7 elections.

Interview: Cybercrime, Disruption, and Tech Evolution

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:54

Interview: Cybercrime, Disruption, and Tech Evolution

Exclusive InterviewsMonday, May 21, 2018

Due to the nature of their position, financial executives are usually the first targets for cyberattacks in a company, also making them the first line of defense along with the IT department.

Everyone is trying to keep up with the pace of technological evolution—including criminals, says Acercasa’s Juan Carlos Benavides.

LatAm in Focus: Everything More Important than Venezuela's Election

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:31

LatAm in Focus: Everything More Important than Venezuela's Election

PodcastsHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, May 16, 2018

Northwestern’s Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez explains why the international private sector might be more effective than sanctions at bringing change to the South American country. 

7 Weeks to Go: How North American Ties Fit into Mexico's Elections

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:26

7 Weeks to Go: How North American Ties Fit into Mexico's Elections

Viewpoints AmericasCarin ZissisTuesday, May 15, 2018

Amid unease over NAFTA timelines, we take a look at how relations with Washington factor into Mexico’s July 1 presidential vote.

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