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#womenASCOA Summary: Closing the Gender the Gap - Bachelet Says "If we want to, we can"

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 09:46

#womenASCOA Summary: Closing the Gender the Gap – Bachelet Says "If we want to, we can"

Program SummariesElizabeth GonzalezWednesday, March 8, 2017

Speakers:

Chile’s president joined other leaders to take account of the progress and pending obstacles to the economic and social inclusion of women.

Vice President Pence Could Be the next Special Envoy for the Americas

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 09:27

Vice President Pence Could Be the next Special Envoy for the Americas

Articles & Op-EdsEric FarnsworthWednesday, March 8, 2017

Nothing beats the personal touch. The ability to be heard in the most exclusive center of government power—the Oval Office—and the presence of a trusted and knowledgeable interlocutor at the highest levels to clarify issues and head off potential crises is the dream of almost every foreign representative in Washington, DC. Despite proximity, history and massive business and cultural ties, Latin America and the Caribbean generally have a more difficult time than others in getting their issues in front of the U.S. president.

The establishment of a meaningful channel for inevitable disagreements is more important than ever, writes AS/COA’s Eric Farnsworth for The National Interest.

#womenASCOA resumen: Cerrando la brecha de género - Bachelet dice "Si se quiere, se puede"

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 16:17

#womenASCOA resumen: Cerrando la brecha de género – Bachelet dice "Si se quiere, se puede"

Program SummariesElizabeth GonzalezTuesday, March 7, 2017

Presentadores:

La presidenta de Chile se unió con otros lideres para analizar el progreso y los atrasos pendientes en la inclusión económica y social de la mujer.

2016 Highlights Report

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 16:38

2016 Highlights Report

Communications MaterialsThursday, March 2, 2017

Learn about AS/COA's activities in 2016 in our highlights report.

Access a copy of the report.

 

Learn about AS/COA's activities in 2016.

Weekly Chart: Women in the Workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 16:14

Weekly Chart: Women in the Workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezWednesday, March 1, 2017

Women’s participation in the global workforce has fallen 2 percent since 1990. But it’s a different case in Latin America and the Caribbean, where it’s jumped 14 points. The region saw women join the workforce at a faster pace than anywhere else in the world, adding up to 80 million more working women since the 1960s. 

The region’s women are entering the workforce at a faster pace than in any other part of the world.

Energy Is the Model for U.S.-Mexico Cooperation

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 15:22

Energy Is the Model for U.S.-Mexico Cooperation

Articles & Op-EdsNaki MendozaMonday, February 27, 2017

Fresh off a visit to Europe to discuss global hot spots with G-20 partners, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is now attending to another important relationship simmering much closer to home.

The interconnectedness of the U.S.-Mexican energy trade is the key to future cooperation between the two countries, writes AS/COA’s Naki Mendoza for RealClearEnergy.

LatAm in Focus: Jorge Castañeda Portends Changing Times for Mexico

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:29

LatAm in Focus: Jorge Castañeda Portends Changing Times for Mexico

PodcastsCarin ZissisMonday, February 27, 2017

Mexico's former foreign secretary talks about the country’s 2018 presidential election and how to handle what he calls an “unfriendly” Trump administration.

Weekly Chart: The Costs of Crime in Latin America

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:48

Weekly Chart: The Costs of Crime in Latin America

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandThursday, February 23, 2017

Crime and violence take a toll on Latin America and the Caribbean, and the cost adds up to $261 billion annually, or 3.5 percent of GDP, according to an Inter-American Development Bank report out this month. The study surveyed 17 countries in the region and estimated costs based on not just public- and private-security spending, but also the social costs: diminished quality of life for victims and lost income of the countries’ imprisoned populations.

Crime and violence cost the region some $261 billion annually, or more than 3.5 percent of GDP.

Update: Macri Visits Spain to Boost Investor Confidence

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:26

Update: Macri Visits Spain to Boost Investor Confidence

Hemispheric UpdatesRodrigo RiazaWednesday, February 22, 2017

Argentina is back on tour. The country’s president, Mauricio Macri, arrived in Madrid on February 21, marking the first official state visit to Spain by an Argentine president since 2009.

Bilateral relations were rocky during the prior administrations, and the Argentine president seeks to reset the tone during a three-day official visit.

Weekly Chart: Tallying Argentina's and Brazil's Exports to Mexico

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:19

Weekly Chart: Tallying Argentina's and Brazil's Exports to Mexico

InfographicsLuisa LemeFriday, February 17, 2017

The looming threat of unknown changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement could mean an opportunity for South American countries to deepen their trade relations with Mexico. After a presidential meeting in Brasília this month between Brazil’s Michel Temer and Argentina’s Mauricio Macri, the two leaders said they would pursue closer ties with Mexico and other Latin American c

With Washington looking inward, South American economies are looking to step up trade with Mexico. Here’s where the ties stand now. 

LatAm in Focus: In Latin America, the New China Is Here to Stay

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:30

LatAm in Focus: In Latin America, the New China Is Here to Stay 

PodcastsElizabeth GonzalezThursday, February 16, 2017

China’s growing middle class is an opportunity for Latin American economies, but the region has to be proactive about it, says the OECD’s Angel Melguizo.

Explainer: Venezuela's Oil and Military Ties with China and Russia

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:58

Explainer: Venezuela's Oil and Military Ties with China and Russia

ExplainersHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, February 15, 2017

On February 12, Chinese officials arrived in Venezuela on a fact-finding mission. Specifically, they were looking for oil. According to internal documents obtained by Reuters, the state oil firm PDVSA is behind on 27 shipments to China totaling almost 9 million barrels as of the end of January.

From crude to AK-47s, we map out Caracas’ bonds with Beijing and Moscow.

LatAm in Focus: Jorge Suárez-Vélez on the Mexican Economy in the Trump Era

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:38

LatAm in Focus: Jorge Suárez-Vélez on the Mexican Economy in the Trump Era

PodcastsCarin ZissisFriday, February 10, 2017

The economist and El Financiero columnist lays out what’s working for—and against—Mexico’s economy.

Explainer: Ecuador's 2017 Presidential Elections

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:54

Explainer: Ecuador's 2017 Presidential Elections

ExplainersHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, February 8, 2017

What’s being voted on

For the first time in more than a decade, Rafael Correa will not be on the ballot. The first round takes place February 19.

Weekly Chart: A Snapshot of U.S.-Cuba Travel and Trade Today

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:21
The United States and Cuba: A Snapshot of Current Collaborations

Weekly Chart: A Snapshot of U.S.-Cuba Travel and Trade Today

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezTuesday, February 7, 2017

Don’t wait much longer to book your trip to Cuba. On February 3, the new U.S. administration announced it would conduct a “full review” of U.S.

As the Trump administration reviews U.S. policy towards Cuba, American exports and visitors to the island are on the rise.

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