If Central America wants to get out of the middle-income trap it would do well to follow Uruguay’s lead and develop a focused, comprehensive industrial policy that builds on the region’s trade advantages.
Con la firma de un tratado de libre comercio entre Chile y Uruguay se comienzan a abrir las puertas de una posible futura convergencia entre Mercosur y la Alianza del Pacífico. ¿Llevará este acuerdo a la integración comercial de Mercosur al resto de América Latina?
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?
In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize the possession, cultivation and distribution of marijuana. The bold move unlocked the discussion on drug policy reform in the Americas. But is it working in its purported objectives in reducing violence, illegality and health risks?