La política exterior del gobierno de Mauricio Macri en Argentina se inserta en un contexto regional marcado por el colapso de los procesos de integración que afecta gravemente al Mercosur. El problema es que la Unión Europea –durante años un modelo a seguir– enfrenta una crisis existencial.
This election has become the season of beating up on free trade. While the insecurity and anger that the argument has tapped into is real, reversing free trade will only strengthen the elite. It’s up to the people to bring it back and make it work for everyone.
Distracted by the elections and with a lame duck president, there’s a risk that at November’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, China will press its own agenda—one less in line with U.S. interests.
Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the BRICs) were first grouped together in 2001 as the countries most likely to produce rapid economic growth (South Africa joined in 2010). Today another phenomenon binds the BRICS together: corruption scandals that have hit state-funded infrastructure companies and the projects they’ve overseen.
Whatever happens with the Brexit, it’s still worth considering some of its effects on the Western Hemisphere beyond the generalities. Among them: EU market access for Caribbean Commonwealth countries, trade deals for disaffected Mercosur members, and the Falklands/Malvinas.
Chile and Uruguay seem to be on a path to a bilateral free trade deal. With the former in the Pacific Alliance and the latter in the customs union Mercosur, are the two blocs converging, or is Mercosur fracturing?
If Prime Minister Trudeau truly wants to bring Canada back to being a leader on the world stage, he needs to reconcile Canada’s promotion of its resource extraction industry with a fairer, more progressive policy in its investments and practices overseas.
Since 1919, Panama’s economy has thrived on shipping and banking laws that shielded those who wanted shelter. With the revelations of the Panama Papers, can a reform-minded president deliver transparency without undermining the country’s economy?
Latin America has gone global, but not just in its trade and diplomacy. A growing number of governments are copying from autocrats around the world how to restrict democratic civil society. Sadly, democrats in the region have been slow to react.