Economics and Globalization News

Brazilian President Begins New Term With Tough Road Ahead

Jan 01, 2015
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, spoke with NPR on Dilma Rousseff's second terms and the challenges ahead.

A changed context favors better US–Brazil relations as President Rousseff begins second term

Jan 01, 2015
As President Dilma Rousseff takes on her second term in office, confronted with various domestic challenges, prospect for Brazil-US relations are favorable.

Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.
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Unleashing Innovation in Mexico: What Can be Done?

Dec 30, 2014
The key to any nation’s success is finding ways to unleash innovation in pursuit of solving problems. But where does innovation come from and what is necessary for building an environment in which it can flourish? Public and private sector activity in Mexico, designed to answer that question, is the focus of our discussion with Mexico Institute Director, Duncan Wood in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Asia Program 2014 Retrospective

Dec 29, 2014
As we move into the next year, the Asia Program would like to thank all of our speakers, writers, scholars, and supporters who have helped us make 2014 so successful. We are especially grateful to the writers have worked with us this year on our publications, covering a range of topics from energy crises in both Pakistan and India, the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, and the changing relationships and "rebalancing" in Northeast Asia.

Plataforma Democrática on the Integration of Cuba in a Democratic Latin America

Dec 22, 2014
Plataforma Democrática, a Brazil-based discussion forum, released a report following the historic announcement on December 17 by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro of their decision to normalize the United States-Cuba relations.

The next step in China-LAC links

Dec 20, 2014
Global Fellow Jorge Heine discuss China-Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) relations.

Qué armas tiene el Congreso de EE.UU. para frenar el acercamiento a Cuba

Dec 19, 2014
This article looks at how U.S. congressional leaders plan to push back on efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted on the resistance of lifting the embargo. This article is in Spanish.

Obama signs off on sanctions against Venezuela

Dec 18, 2014
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the sanctions on Venezuela.

As Cuba and U.S. mend ties will Venezuela follow their lead?

Dec 18, 2014
This article looks at how the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba could affect Venezuela, quoting Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the matter.

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