There are a number of things pending in the full implementation of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). One of them is the harmonization of degree programs, and it’s hurting the labor pool and the children of NAFTA.
The program analyzes a controversial proposal before the U.S. Congress to help Puerto Rico survive its debt crisis and also includes a wide ranging discussion of corruption, politics and diplomacy with Mexico.
The program discusses the findings by independent investigators for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that the Mexican government actively harassed their workers and thwarted the inquiry into the case of 43 missing university students.
War and peace in Colombia and Mexico provide the key themes on Latin Pulse this week. The program updates the status of the long-running peace talks in the 51-year-old civil war in Colombia. This discussion includes fears that different rebel groups will supplant the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC). The program also analyzes the problems of human rights and corruption in Mexico as that country tries to successfully prosecute its part in the Drug War.
Desde hace algunos meses, la crisis económica y el abismo político en el que se encuentran los gobiernos de Brasil y México han ocupado editoriales y portadas de los principales diarios internacionales. Mientras Brasil enfrenta una recesión económica agravada por una débil gobernabilidad, México se hunde en una pocilga moral caracterizada por la corrupción endémica y una crisis de derechos humanos que ha tocado fondo.
Forget about Sean Penn. The capture of El Chapo demonstrates the competence of the Mexican armed forces and the progress made in years of collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico. But at the same time cartels have also started to collaborate and consolidate, raising new challenges for both partners.
Even in Latin America, a region often thought to share the same democratic orientation and values of the U.S. and Europe, there are some striking differences among groups of countries regarding supporting norms and practices on human rights internationally, with some countries lining up more with autocratic countries of the Global South.
India is looking to adopt Latin America’s famous and popular conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs. But are they transferable to a country of 1.2 billion people, in which 363 million of them live below the poverty line, 260 million live in rural areas?
With only one university in the top 100, what does this say about the ability of Latin America to produce an educated workforce that can complete in today’s global economy?
Too often, U.S. and international coverage of the region falls into manic poles when covering the political and economic fortunes of the region. In reality, the developments in Latin America—and U.S. responses to them—are both more granular and more nuanced than the way the region is portrayed, even in respectable media.