A Series of Opinion Pieces by Leading Commentators on the Region

Latin America and the Caribbean 2014: Good Economic Policy Matters
by John H. Welch, Executive Director and Macro Strategist, Emerging Markets, CIBC World Markets, Inc.,Toronto, Canada (02/13/14)

Oil and Politics in Venezuela
by Francisco Monaldi, Visiting Professor of Energy & Roy Family Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Director (on leave), International Center on Energy and the Environment Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela (01/29/14)

The Future of the Bolivarian Revolution in the Post-Chávez Era
by Douglas C. Farah, Senior Non-Resident Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies; President IBI Consultants; Washington, D.C. (01/21/14)

Brazil’s Place in the Global Economy
by Arturo C. Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence, School of International Service American University, Washington, D.C. (12/18/13)

Brazilian Belt Tightening in 2015
by Armando Castelar, Coordinator of Applied Economic Research, Instituto Brasileiro de Economia (IBRE), Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami (08/21/13)

The Need for a New Economic Model in Brazil
by Armando Castelar, Coordinator of Applied Economic Research, Instituto Brasileiro de Economia (IBRE), Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami (03/19/2013)

Old Politics and New Government
by Luis Rubio, Chairman, Centro de Investigació para el Desarrollo, A.C. (CIDAC), Mexico City (01/23/13)

A Quiet Reversal in Hemispheric Energy Trade
by Jed Bailey, Managing Partner, Energy Narrative, Cambridge, Massachusetts (10/09/12)

Beyond Commodities: The India-Latin America Trade Partnership
by William H. Avery, business consultant specializing in trade and investment relations with India (09/18/12)

Why the People are Revolting: Chile in the Age of Discontent
by Robert Funk, Deputy Director and Assistant Professor of Political Science, Institute for Public Affairs, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile; and Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami (07/25/12)

The Challenge of Regime Change in Mexico
by Luis Rubio, Chairman, Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A.C. (CIDAC), Mexico City (06/05/12)

The North American Energy Boom
by Edward Glab, Director, Global Energy Security Forum, School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University, Miami, Florida (05/07/12)

Canada’s Hemispheric Security Policies
by Carlo Dade, Senior Fellow, School of International Development and Global Studies, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (05/26/12)

U.S. Priorities for Meeting New Hemispheric Defense Challenges
by Stephen Johnson, Senior Fellow and Director, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C. (05/03/12)

North America or Asia? The 21st Century Choice for the United States
by Robert A. Pastor, Professor and Director, Center for North American Studies, American University, Washington, D.C. (01/23/12)

Preparing for a Future without Hugo Chávez
by Roger Noriega, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (11/11/11)

Participatory Cancer in Venezuela
by Javier Corrales, Professor, Department of Political Science, Amherst College (09/29/11)

Russia’s Second Wind in Latin America
by Stephen Blank, Professor, Strategic Studies, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA (08/18/11)

Decentralization and its Consequences
by Luis Rubio, Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A.C. (CIDAC), Mexico City (08/04/11)

Is Colombia’s Oil Boom Real and Will it Last?
by Roger Tissot, Energy Consultant, British Columbia, Canada (05/27/11)

An Optimistic Assessment of the Future of Latin American Economies
by Alejandro Foxley, President, CIEPLAN; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance of Chile (04/29/11)

A New U.S. Policy Toward Latin America?
by Joseph S. Tulchin, Visiting Fellow, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University (03/18/11)

It’s Make-or-Break for Salvadoran Democracy
by Carlos A. Rosales, Professor, School of Communications, Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado, San Salvador, El Salvador (03/16/11)

Cuba and Venezuela: Long Live the Revolution!
by Armando Durán, Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela (12/21/10)

Success or Failure? Evaluating U.S.-Mexico Efforts to Address Organized Crime and Violence
by Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. (12/20/10)

Should Argentina be Welcomed Back by the Capital Markets?
by Arturo C. Porsecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C. (12/17/10)

Mexico’s Curse
by Gabriel Farfán-Mares, External Consultant, Public Management and Budgeting, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C. (12/10/10)

An Arms Race in South America?
by Kevin Casas-Zamora, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Latin America Initiative, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. (11/23/10)

Competitiveness and Gender Equality in Latin America: The Case of Chile
by Karen Poniachik, Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami (11/19/10)

Venezuela and Colombia: A Love/Hate Relationship
by Armando Durán, Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Former Minister of Affairs of Venezuela (11/12/10)

Where is Venezuela Heading?
by Armando Durán, Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela (11/04/10)

Locked Out and Left Behind: The Consequences of U.S. Inaction on Trade
by John Murphy, Vice President, International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (06/28/10)

Re-setting our Engagement with Central America: Lessons from the Honduran Crisis
by Ambassador Charles A. Ford, Retired, President, CAF International, LLC; U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, 2005-2008 (06/22/10)

“Women and Power in Latin American Democracies”
by Jane S. Jaquette, Professor, Politics and Diplomacy and World Affairs (Emerita), Occidental College, Los Angeles (06/04/10)

“Four Reflections on the Political Consequences of the Economic Crisis in Latin America”
by Kevin Casas-Zamora, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. (06/25/09)

“Summits of the Americas and the Private Sector: Ideological Confrontations, Practical Collaborations”
by Richard Feinberg, Professor of Political Economy, University of California, San Diego (04/30/09)

“Mexico: A Failed State?”
by Luis Rubio of the Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A.C. (CIDAC), Mexico City, Mexico. (02/12/09)

“NAFTA and Mexico”
by Luis Rubio of the Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A.C. (CIDAC), Mexico City, Mexico. (07/17/08)

“The Politics and Economics of Mercosur: Old Challenges, New Approaches”
by Roberto Bouzas of the Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (03/19/08)

“Consolidating Progress in Colombia”
by Peter DeShazo of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C. (02/21/08)

“Rediscovering our Partnership with Mexico”
by Andrew Selee of the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. (02/13/08)

“Post-Referendum Venezuela: Two Options for Hugo Chávez”
by Aníbal Romero of the Department of Liberal Studies, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela (01/10/08)

“Development Economics Upside-Down - How Latin America Subsidizes the American Way of Life”
by John Price of InfoAmericas, Miami, Florida (11/09/07)

“Brazil Ten Years After the Asian Crisis: Could It Happen Again?”
by Thomas Trebat of the Center for Brazilian Studies and the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University (08/27/07)

“Trade is not a Development Strategy: Time to Change the U.S. Policy Focus”
by Joy Olson and Vicki Gass of the Washington Office on Latin America (07/12/07)

“Is Latin America’s Higher Growth Rate Sustainable?”
by J. Antonio Villamil of the The Washington Economics Group, Inc (06/28/07)

“Chávez Conditionality”
by Dr. Richard Feinberg of the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego (05/31/07)

“Institutions or Culture?”
by Luis Rubio of the Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A.C. (04/30/07)