Economics and Globalization News

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.

Kerry: U.S. to forward $250M in aid to Egypt

Mar 03, 2013
On March 3, Secretary of State John Kerry released $250 million in aid to Egypt. Kerry made the announcement after President Mohamed Morsi pledged to implement painful economic reforms needed to secure an International Monetary Fund loan. Kerry discussed ways the United States can support Egypt’s economy and democratic transition during his two-day visit to Cairo—his first visit to an Arab capital since taking office.

Op-ed: Mexico in the U.S. - Mexico Institute in the News (In Spanish)

Feb 22, 2013
In his latest op-ed contribution for Mexico's El Universal, Andrew Selee of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute discusses immigrant integration in America and the importance of economic integration for the bilateral relationship.

Mexico's Resilient Industrial Machine - Mexico Institute in the News

Feb 19, 2013
If these assumptions hold true, Wilson says, “144,000 new U.S. jobs could be created due to Mexico's economic growth in 2011.” A modest figure, considering America's jobs shortage right now, Wilson concedes. “But that's with everything else being equal,” he explains. “If we don't do anything else to stimulate trade, we can at least count on the growth rate to create jobs.”

Poll: Tunisians Look for Improved Gov. Performance

Feb 14, 2013
Tunisians want their government to focus on employment, economic development and security, according to a new poll by The International Republican Institute. Some 77 percent of respondents said Tunisia is moving in the wrong direction.

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