Is the Left Fading Across Latin America?

Leftist governments in Latin America have suffered a series of setbacks in recent weeks. Do these developments have enough in common to signal a political shift in the region?

Peter Hakim, Andrés Rozental, Maria Velez de Berliner, Mark Weisbrot

Latin America Advisor ˙



Latin America Advisor ˙

Are Maduro’s Days Numbered?

Given recent developments, how likely is Maduro to complete his term? What scenarios could develop that would trigger a regime change in Venezuela? What other countries have gone through similar crises as Venezuela’s, with rampant inflation and shortages of basic goods, and what do their experiences foretell about what might happen in Venezuela?

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What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for Central America?

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador plan to join forces and ask for Mexico’s help in forming a strategy to respond to Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, El Salvador’s foreign minister told Reuters Nov. 16. What should the Central American countries do in order to protect their interests during the upcoming Trump administration?

Salvador Paiz, Francisco Villagrán de León, Carlos Imendia, Mario Arana, James Meyer

Latin America Advisor ˙

What Can Latin America Expect of President Trump?

What does Trump’s victory mean for the economies of Mexico and the rest of Latin America, and how are political relations with the United States likely to change?

Latin America Advisor ˙

Does Colombia Need Foreign Help to Make Peace Last?

How much of a role will the international community play in helping to establish and maintain peace in Colombia?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Marta Lucía Ramírez, Jorge Lara-Urbaneja, Javier Ciurlizza

Latin America Advisor ˙

What Must Be Done to Stop the Spread of Zika?

The mosquito-borne illnesses Zika has continued to spread in Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2016 Olympics in August.

Katherine E. Bliss, Meredith Fensom, Joaquin Molina

Latin America Advisor ˙

How Will New U.S. Financial Rules Affect Cuba?

The U.S. government put new regulations into effect March 15 aimed at making it easier for U.S. banks to process financial transactions involving Cuban entities or Cuban nationals, as well as allowing Cubans to open U.S. bank accounts. How important are the rule changes for financial services companies that want to do business in Cuba?

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Will the US Heed Puerto Rico’s ‘Distress Call’?

Should the US government help Puerto Rico get out from under its debt? What is the best way to approach the task?

José J. Villamil, Kenneth McClintock, Rafael Cox Alomar

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Are Iran Trade Ties Important for Latin America?

Global powers in January lifted crushing economic and financial sanctions placed on Iran over its nuclear program, opening doors to a market with nearly 80 million consumers and years of potential pent-up demand for products and services. Are the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean well positioned to take advantage of Iran’s potential as a market and trading partner?

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