Trade and Development News
Aug 16, 2012
As the world’s largest exporter of corn, soybeans, and wheat, the United States is vital to the global food market. But this summer has seen the country’s worst drought since 1956, and several other key grain-producing regions have been affected by abnormal weather this year as well.
Jul 24, 2012
The only major current trade negotiation that the U.S. is engaged in at this time is the negotiation for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement with eight other nations in Asia and the Americas.
Jul 24, 2012
Read the English translation of Valor Economico's review of the positive and negative opinions of Brazil in the media and the effects of these reports on the population itself, with quotes from Paulo Sotero.
The real will only be successful when Brazilian and international interest rates are equal, says Persio Arida
Jul 03, 2012
Read the English translation of O Estado de S.Paulo's interview with Persio Arida, former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and Brazilian Central Bank President, about the success of Plano Real after 18 years.
Jun 25, 2012
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is considering whether to grant Julian Assange's request for asylum, a move that would offend the United States and the European Union.
Jun 22, 2012
"As governments clearly fumbled in the face of the complex challenges of imagining and building a more equitable and sustainable economic growth model in the decades ahead, I saw senior business executives and leaders of civil society engaged in intelligent and productive dialogue about difficult issues," writes Paulo Sotero.
Jun 05, 2012
A landmark achievement for human rights, the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 makes favorable trade status conditional on the freedom of emigration. Almost 40 years later, the amendment is still in effect for certain nations, including Russia, which has complicated the U.S.-Russia trade relationship.
Jun 04, 2012
View the article Hon. Antonio Simões published in conjunction with the Fundación Alexandre de Gusmão about Brazil's integration and relationship with the rest of Latin America.
May 30, 2012
The trade relationship between Canada and Brazil has long been rocky, due largely to an ugly dispute over government subsidies to their respective airplane manufacturers—Bombardier and Embraer—in the late 1990s. During a visit to São Paulo last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper lamented the “barely $6 billion in business” between the countries in 2010, vowing to renew relations with the South American powerhouse.
May 16, 2012
A former top Colombian official survived an assassination attempt on May 15 after a daylight bombing in the country's capital.