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The Uruguayan Tax Reform of 2006: Why Didn’t it Fail?

This article explores the success of Uruguay’s 2006 tax reform in (re-)introducing a comprehensive and progressive personal income tax while re-balancing direct and indirect taxes, eliminating inefficient taxes, and strengthening tax enforcement and compliance.

Alvarez, Carlos. La Argentina de Kirchner y el Brasil de Lula. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2003

Brasil, Chile y Argentina enfrentan un momento histórico excepcional porque, aun cuando las condiciones internacionales no son fáciles, gobiernan hombres con una fuerte vocación de cambio y un compromiso con la integración regional. Sobre todo, porque tanto el presidente Lula como el Presidente Lagos y el Presidente Kirchner comparten una visión sobre nuestros dilemas y desafíos estratégicos. Esto significa que se pueden trascender los marcos de los acuerdos sobredeterminados por lo comercial, y avanzar en otras áreas que contengan la posibilidad de ir convergiendo en un parámentro común. Este libro, que trata especialmente los casos de Argentina y Brasil, es el primer intento en ese sentido, pues estamos convencidos de que la búsqueda de un paradigma distinto y superador del neoliberalismo no es tarea de un solo país, sino del conjunto de la región. Desde esta perspectiva, debemos empezar a amalgamar parte de las producciones académicas, intelectuales o técnicas que nos ayudan a pensarnos como un ´´nosotros´´. No como la sumatoria de países, sino como un espacio común, en el que estamos ´´condenados´´ a la integración si pretendemos ser protagonistas, y sujetos activos en la actual fase global del capitalismo.

The Peace Process in Colombia with the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia-AUC #13

In July 2003, the government of President Álvaro Uribe took the unprecedented step of opening formal peace talks with the AUC. Although close to 900 paramilitary fighters demobilized last year, issues such as paramilitary involvement in drug trafficking and accountability for human rights abuses have raised controversy in Colombia and abroad. This Report is the compilation of papers presented for a conference on June 28, 2004 that explored key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead. Download this Report from our Report on the Americas section of our Publications webpage. Read the summary of the meeting on our Events webpage.

Latin American Program in the News: New Guatemala president wants to regain US military aid

Many in the U.S. are taking a wait-and-see approach to Perez given his military background. President Barack Obama took two weeks to congratulate Perez on his November election victory, something some read as a chilly sign. "They want to sort of say, look, we're prepared to cooperate, but it depends on who is in the government, what priorities they have," said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin America program at the Wilson Center in Washington. "It doesn't come with a free ride."

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