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¿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

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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 +

¿Cómo podemos apoyar a los estudiantes del nivel secundario? Evidencia sobre becas y mentorías en Argentina

Maria Oviedo, Alejandro Ganimian, Nicolás Buchbinder ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

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En toda la región, la educación secundaria enfrenta graves desafíos: currículos y métodos de enseñanza desactualizados, maestros poco preparados y un número alarmante de alumnos que abandonan la escuela tempranamente. Un programa en Argentina combina las becas y las mentorías para ayudar a que los estudiantes de secundaria tengan éxito en la escuela.Read more +

George HW Bush and Latin America: An Overlooked Legacy

Michael Shifter ˙ ˙ Voces

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What the Bush administration showed is how crucial “style” is in diplomacy. Genuine and regular consultations are key to building trust and a sense of community. This is true generally, but especially so in Latin America, where the asymmetry with the United States is so pronounced and has strongly shaped inter-American relations, often with unhappy results.Read more +

Making Cities in Latin America Smarter

Jaana Remes ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Latin America’s leading cities have a legacy challenge. Population growth has outstripped their ability to deliver infrastructure and services, creating daily stress from issues like gridlock, crime, and pollution. The region’s cities have have to figure out how to deliver more for less. Read more +

What does the new US Education Strategy mean for Latin America?

Sarah Stanton ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

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Delivered to Congress on September 7th, the US Government Strategy on Basic Education is a five-year guiding document to orient and coordinate the work of ten government departments and agencies. The Strategy represents a significant achievement—the first time that there has been an integrated, government-level plan for improving basic education…Read more +

High Rates of Violence Against Women in Latin America Despite Femicide Legislation: Possible Steps Forward

Leonie Rauls, Tamar Ziff ˙ ˙ Voces

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In Latin America, violence against women and girls is pervasive and practiced with relative impunity. According to a November 2017 United Nations Development Program Report, Latin America has the highest rate in the world of gender-based sexual violence against women, and in Central America two of every three women killed…Read more +

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