Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century?

On June 28, 2010, the Latin American Program hosted a discussion of the recently published Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century?, edited by Jorge Domínguez and Rafael Fernández de Castro.

A New Trade Policy for the United States: Lessons from Latin America

Critics and advocates of U.S. trade policies have disagreed over the effects of free trade agreements (FTAs), including such issues as net job losses or gains in the United States, the relative benefits accruing to companies and workers, and the impact of FTAs on labor and environmental conditions throughout Latin America. Latin American countries, meanwhile, have acquired significant experience in negotiating, ratifying, implementing, and evaluating the consequences of FTAs.

NAFTA at 10: Progress, Potential, and Precedents

Ten years ago, U.S. President George Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in San Antonio, Texas. Since the signing of NAFTA, trade and investment among the three North American nations has grown by more than 100 percent, with $1.7 billion in trilateral trade each day.

Can Trade Drive Development?

On March 15th Wilson Center on the Hill and the Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE) hosted a discussion on the impact of trade and international markets on developing countries. With almost a third of the world's population living on less than $2 per day, the need to reduce poverty is critical.

Foreign Policy Challenges in the 112th Congress: The Global Economy

The ability of the United States to compete in an increasingly global economy is a challenge that underlies many of the pressing issues facing the 112th Congress.

#206 NAFTA's Impact on Japan

By Keiichi Tsunekawa


From the Introduction

A month before the vote in the U.S. Congress on the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, the "Japan card" suddenly became important to both its proponents and opponents. What is perplexing is that each side made a completely opposite assertion about NAFTA's impact on Japan.

#192 Trade Opportunities in the Western Hemisphere

By Sidney Weintraub, Peter Field, Donald S. Abelson, and Isaac Cohen


From the Preface

#248 Campaigning for Change: Reinventing NAFTA to Serve Immigrants

By Robert L. Bach


From the Introduction

Mexico in Transition (No. 1)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 1: Mexico in Transition

In May 2000, the Latin American Program and Yale University held a conference to assess the profound transformations underway in Mexico and in U.S.-Mexico relations.  This volume offers several of the presentations from this conference which address three areas of concern: political and social transition in Mexico; new directions in economic policy; and the changing nature of U.S.-Mexico relations.

Mercosur and the Creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (No. 14)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 14: Mercosur and the Creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas

Summary and examination of negotiations aimed at the creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, with special attention to the positions of Mercosur countries.