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Remaking US-Brazilian Relations: The Odyssey of Trump and Bolsonaro

Peter Hakim ˙ ˙ Voces

Palácio do Planalto / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
It is hard to imagine exactly what kind of deal Bolsonaro and Trump, both anomalous, unconventional leaders, drawn to one another mainly by temperament and ideology, could strike with another. Could they really end up accomplishing what previous governments in both countries had failed to achieve? Could they forge an alliance between two countries that have long maintained a rather distant and often distrustful relationship?Read more +

The Need to Build an Ecosystem for EdTech in Latin America

Mateo Samper ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Leer en español     The use of technology in education has the potential to improve the teaching and learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. All over the world we are increasingly seeing successful technology-driven innovations. Whether reaching children and young people that have been traditionally excluded from…Read more +

Políticas docentes en América Latina: Un panorama regional

Sarah Stanton ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), presidente de México, anunció a finales de abril que dirigió un memorándum presidencial a sus secretarios de Gobernación, Educación Pública y de Hacienda en el que ordenaba cancelar la reforma educativa aprobada por su predecesor hace seis años. Aunque la revocación de la reforma educativa…Read more +

Teacher policies in Latin America: A regional panorama

Sarah Stanton ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (better known as AMLO), President of Mexico, announced earlier this spring that he was signing a presidential memorandum to his education and finance and public credit secretaries ordering them to cancel the education reform passed by his predecessor six years ago. Although axing the constituional reform…Read more +

¿Una nueva Carta Magna para Cuba?

Roberto Veiga González ˙ ˙ Cuba

El próximo 10 de abril entra en vigor, en Cuba, una nueva Constitución, que remplazará a la Carta Magna aprobada en 1976, de matriz soviética. Quizá esta no se diferencie mucho de la anterior, pero tal vez (sin demasiado entusiasmo) podamos encontrar, en ella, ciertas posibilidades.Read more +

Will Mexico’s Labor Unions Exert New Power Under AMLO?

Carlos H. Aceves del Olmo, Richard Sinkin, Brian Finnegan, Gladys Cisneros, Carlos Ferrán Martínez ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

File Photo: Mexican Government. File Photo: Mexican Government.
What are the reasons behind the workers’ strikes in Mexico, and will there be more labor strife in the period ahead? How powerful are unions in Mexico’s manufacturing sector? Will proposed changes in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement alter the business-labor dynamics in the country?Read more +

Turning Back the Clock in Latin America

Tamar Ziff, Consuelo Benavente ˙ ˙ Voces

nefasth / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
Even in more stable countries like Chile, disaffection with democracy pervades. Democracy in Latin America is and will always be an evolving issue. In November 2018, a Latinobarometro poll showed that only 48% of Latin Americans believed in democracy as the best form of government, the lowest percentage in decades. One of the more…Read more +

Fabian Saide Joins the Board of Advisors

Erik Brand ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Fabian Saide has joined the biweekly Financial Services Advisor publication’s board of advisors. A native of Mexico, he is the founder, CEO and president of Paykii, a global cross-border payment platform that empowers individuals living abroad to pay bills and help support family back home.Read more +

Décadas después, ¿ha sido positiva la dolarización para Ecuador?

Mauricio Pozo, Pablo Zambrano, Marco Naranjo Chiriboga, Vicente Albornoz ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Image: Max Pixel via CC License. Image: Max Pixel via CC License.
Casi 20 años han pasado desde que Ecuador decidió dolarizar su economía en enero del 2000. ¿Cuáles han sido las ventajas y desventajas de la dolarización para el país suramericano? ¿Qué consecuencias tiene el hecho de tener una economía dolarizada para la situación económica actual de Ecuador, y regresará el país a su propia moneda algún día?Read more +

Preparing for a World of Disorder

Peter Hakim ˙ ˙ Voces

Kai Schreiber / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
Recent global developments offer substantial evidence that the so-called liberal or rule-based international order, set in place in the aftermath of World War II, is fast eroding with no replacement in sight. The important question now is how governments across the globe should be adjusting to the systemic changes taking place in world politics and the new risks they pose. Read more +

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