Latin America

By Zachary Toal
December 16, 2013

As Puerto Rico barrels toward a default on $70 billion in public debt, investors and politicians are concerned about how to save the U.S. territory. Historical prescriptions to avoid a default are not feasible within the current law. The inevitability of default in Puerto Rico renders the timing of the default instrumental in determining the island’s economic future.

By Alejandro Garcia
Staff Writer
November 25, 2013

The way states think about politics must change to reflect and address the physical geographical transformations the world will undergo. For the reasons described below, Latin America has the potential to shape the geopolitical landscape in the 21st century.

By Alejandro Garcia
November 18, 2013

Since climate change cannot be adequately addressed by any one country alone, there is no better time for the United States to articulate a clear policy agenda for the Western Hemisphere that promotes economic progress, environmental and energy sustainability, and collaboration on security issues.

By Alejandro Garcia
November 4, 2013

Energy reform would positively affect Mexico's economy and upstream oil production capacity, strengthen U.S. energy security, and provide greater opportunities for energy development and trade in North America.

By Clay Moran
October 28, 2013

The United States should leverage business interests in Venezuela to open diplomatic engagement and repair U.S.-Venezuela relations.


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