This could be a unique opportunity for Latin America to further diversify its trade and investment partners. But policymakers should recognize the pitfalls that come with a currency around which many questions swirls in global financial markets.
The immediate future of a TPP vote in the US Congress is unclear, but there is consensus that it must happen while the iron is still hot.
This month’s Spotlight, written in collaboration with Baker & McKenzie, asks: How can the TPP Unlock US Leadership in the Digital Economy?
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President Obama has implemented sweeping changes in the US-Cuba relationship since December 17, 2014. From alleviating certain restrictions on trade and travel to raising the remittance cap, the President has paved the way for a more normalized relationship. As he prepares for his historic visit to Cuba this fact sheet highlights the most crucial changes implemented in the past 15 months.
In the wake of mounting violence and unrest in the Palestinian territories and Israel over the past three months, over forty thousand Palestinians have taken to the streets to protest Israel's occupation and its policies in Jerusalem. Reuters recently reported that 24 Israelis and at least 142 Palestinians have been killed in clashes since the beginning of October 2015. The uprising, led by young Palestinians, is taking place against the backdrop of stalled negotiations over a two-state solution and increasing disillusionment with the Palestinian Authority.
Argentines go to the polls on October 25 for what is shaping up to be one of the most important elections in years. Whoever wins — either this Sunday or in a likely November 22 runoff — will end the twelve-year Kirchner era. Who will tango their way into the Casa Rosada?
In this month's spotlight, we ask: what will be the outcome of Argentina's presidential elections?
Can Latin America maintain the momentum of the past decade's social transformations? The answer will depend on its ability to adopt innovative solutions to advance social progress. Considered the third arm of development by the World Bank, social entrepreneurship in Latin America has expanded dramatically in the past two decades and is today addressing societal problems that governments, civil society, and the private sector cannot effectively tackle.
The situation in this keystone Middle East state is catastrophic. More than 220,000 Syrians have died in its four-year civil war. More than 11 million Syrians — half the population — have fled their homes. Four million have taken refuge in nearby countries. Nearly double that number are displaced within Syria itself. The Islamic State occupies more than a third of Syria's territory and swathes of Iraq. Given this level of deprivation, mass murder and geopolitical risk in Syria, the response of the rest of the world has been woefully inadequate. The U.N. Security Council has been neither a peacemaker nor a pain reliever.