A Series of Opinion Pieces by Leading Commentators on the Region


The Globalization of the Western Hemisphere Energy Revolution

by Edward Glab, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Director of Global Energy Security Forum, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Florida International University, Miami, Florida (07/23/14)

One Year After the ‘Tapering Shock,’ Growth Challenges for Latin America Remain
by Tony Volpon, Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Research, Americas, Nomura Securities International, New York, New York (06/09/14)

Unemployment in Mexico Revisited
by Jonathan Heath, Visiting Professor, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico (03/26/14)

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)