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Back to the Negotiating Table: Renewed Prospects of an EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement

Justin Kopek ˙ ˙ Voces

Photo of Lula and Scholz REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
In June 2019, after two decades of on and off negotiations, the European Union and Mercosur, the South American customs union consisting of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, reached an agreement to dramatically expand economic cooperation between the two blocs. This unprecedented free trade agreement would not only eliminate over…Read more +

8 Lessons to Closing the Gender Gaps in STEM in Latin America

Alejandra Vargas Durango, Lucas Martins Carvalho ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Photo of women in tech at a lab
The International Month of Women and Girls in Science is an opportunity not only to reflect on the state of their participation in scientific studies but to promote social awareness about the importance of achieving equal access for women to decent work in an industry such as STEM, with enormous…Read more +

Thea Lee on labor issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Gene Kuleta, Thea Lee ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

photo of sugar cane ruurmo via Creative COmmons
The Latin America Advisor’s latest video features Thea Lee, the U.S. Labor Department’s deputy undersecretary for international affairs. Lee spoke with Advisor editor Gene Kuleta about labor issues in Latin America. View the latest Advisor video here:  To watch other Advisor videos on technology’s role in Latin America’s economic…Read more +

Sustained Remittance Growth in 2022

Manuel Orozco, Asha Richards ˙ ˙ Migration, Remittances & Development

A man counts Somali shilling notes having just exchanged US Dollars with a money changer on the streets of the Somali capital Mogadishu. Stuart Price/ Flickr / CC0 1.0
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, remittances have become a much more important source of income for many people in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is projected that the growth rate will reach 14 percent in 2022 to nearly US$150 billion, equivalent to 5 percent of the gross domestic product in Latin American and the Caribbean countries...Read more +

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