Latin America Publications

Towards a New Tax Reform in Colombia

Dec 12, 2014
To explore policy options from the perspective of leading government, private sector, political, and civil society leaders, the Latin American Program partnered with Bogotá’s leading economic think tank, Fedesarrollo, to sponsor a public forum in Colombia on fiscal issues.

Taxation and Equitable Economic Development: A Historical Note

Dec 01, 2014
A paper based on Vito Tanzi's presentation at the August 28, 2014 LAP event, "Colombia: Hacia una nueva reforma tributaria," in Bogota, Colombia.

Reaching Across the Pacific: Latin America and Asia in the New Century

Nov 30, 2014
This publication focuses on the rapidly expanding relations between Asian and Latin American countries, with chapters focusing on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the region at large.

La explosión de la inversión exterior Latinoamericana: tendencias y evolución reciente de las multilatinas

Nov 25, 2014
In English and Spanish. "The Latin American Foreign Investment Boom: Recent Trends and the Evolution of Multilatinas"

Hope Denied: The US Defeat of the 1965 Revolt in the Dominican Republic

Nov 20, 2014
In CWIHP Working Paper No. 72, Piero Gleijeses explores the US military intervention in the Dominican Republic in April, 1965. Using recently-declassified US sources, this paper asks, was there a real danger of a communist takeover had the US not invaded? How democratic were the June 1966 elections, and did Washington force the terms of a provisional government on the besieged rebels?

México y la Reforma Fiscal: Síntesis

Oct 31, 2014
A summary report on the October 15, 2014 conference on tax reform in Mexico, co-hosted by the Latin American Program and CEPAL in Mexico City. (IN SPANISH)

Citizen Security in Mexico - Paper Series

Oct 31, 2014
Papers from the Oct. 28, 2014 event on citizen security in Monterrey, Mexico.

Three Keys to Understand the 2015 Budget Debate in Mexico

Oct 23, 2014
The 2015 budget debate is the first since Mexico's 2013 fiscal reform was implemented, offering an important opportunity to analyze the impact of the tax policy changes on public income, and consequently, on expenditures. Three issues—tax collection, public expenditure, and the national debt—are explored in this article, all in the context of Mexico’s structural reforms and brightening yet somewhat volatile economic prospects.

La Iniciativa Regional de Seguridad para América Central: El Salvador

Oct 15, 2014
"La Iniciativa Regional de Seguridad para América Central: Pieza clave de la asistencia de Estados Unidos a El Salvador en materia de seguridad, pero no la única" -- Spanish language working paper on the CARSI in El Salvador

Plan Tamaulipas: A New Security Strategy for a Troubled State

Oct 09, 2014
Recognizing that the situation in Tamaulipas had reached crisis levels, in May, 2014, Mexico's top security officials met with their state level counterparts in Tamaulipas to unveil a new security strategy. This short report analyzes the new strategy, describes the challenging local context, and offers a few recommendations that could serve to strengthen the effort.