Economics and Globalization News

Mexico's Energy Reform Drawing Interest in Texas - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 07, 2013
“They are talking seriously about allowing private investment in the oil sector in general, [but] they want the state to retain control. So what that actually means in reality is very tough to work out,” he said. “Because retaining control could be legislative, regulatory; it could be the dominant player. No one is quite sure what that means.”

East European Studies Junior Scholars' Training Seminar

Mar 05, 2013
The European Studies program is now accepting applications for its Junior Scholars' Training Seminar - a scholarship opportunity for graduate students (MA and above) working towards a degree in the social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. The application deadline is April 30, 2013.

Latin American Program in the News: Will Continued Hostilities Derail Colombia's Peace Talks?

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson provided commentary on the Colombian peace talks.

Latin American Program in the News: News brief

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson was mentioned for her emphasis on the need for the Obama administration to engage the region constructively and adopt a sensible alternative for the "War on Drugs."

Latin American Program in the News: Wilson Center Calls for Careful US Diplomacy in Venezuela

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson urges the US to work creatively and honestly to address issues of importance to the region as well as to the United States, and to abandon a regional engagement based on unilateral imposition.

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuela In Its Labyrinth

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson was quoted in her remarks on the level of uncertainty within Venezuela regarding Hugo Chávez's successor.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America's Cold War History

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson writes a book review of Hal Brands' Latin America's Cold War History.

IVA and Oil Reform – The Expert Take

Mar 04, 2013
Last Saturday’s vote by the PRI party to change its statutes to allow for the application of the value added tax (IVA) to food and medicine, and to allow for increased private participation in the oil sector, significantly improves the prospects for the reform process under Enrique Peña Nieto. This marks an important victory for the reformers within the party, and is a sign that the government now faces minimal internal party divisions that could hold back the reform process.

Latin American Program in the News: Hugo Chávez's Venezuela, What does the political and economic future hold?

Mar 04, 2013
According to former Wilson Scholar Margarita López Maya, without Hugo Chávez's visible presence in Venezuela problems like declining infrastructure and economic stability are increasingly apparent.

Pena Nieto Pushes Mexico’s Ruling Party to End Pemex Monopoly - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 04, 2013
The so-called “Pact for Mexico,” along with the PRI’s likely passage of rule changes this weekend, give Pena Nieto the momentum needed to push for sweeping reforms, said Duncan Wood of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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