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The Sino-Venezuelan Strategic Partnership

David Gosset | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
David Gosset

By choosing Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico, as destinations for his second foreign trip as China's President, Xi Jinping illustrated the strategic importance of the relations between Beijing and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

An Anchored Ship

Kátia Abreu | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Kátia Abreu

When do we allow for ideology above economic reasons, of the market and competitiveness, anchoring a large Brazilian trade ship at the port of small regional claims?

Latin America Fuming Over NSA Spying Allegations

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA, July 9 (Reuters) - Irate Latin American nations are demanding explanations from the United States about ne...

Pacific Alliance Seeks Economic Boom For Latin America

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 05.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Despite the difficulties and failures that free trade agreements (FTA) have posed in Latin America, the political chiefs of four emerging economies in...

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Solution to Latin America's Fractured Trade Regime?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Many hope an agreement on the TPP will provide a much-needed boost to a still prostrate global economy, but what is being widely hailed as profound progress in the evolution of trade integration globally is having the opposite effect in Latin America.

James Bond Aficionado Obama Sends U.S. Navy Seals to Uruguay: What's Behind The Story?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Now that Venezuela's larger-than-life Hugo Chávez has vanished from the political landscape, what does the future hold for South America?

Brazil Declares War On Teen Smoking

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Efforts to prohibit teen smoking throughout the region escalates the conflict between governments who seek to legislate behavior and businesses and some politicians who view tobacco as a question of economics.

Brazilian Election: What Does South American Giant Want in Post-Lula Era?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Brazil is nearing the end of Lula's second term and must decide whether it wants to continue to pursue a more independent foreign policy which could ultimately risk Washington's ire.

What Kind of Global Player Does Brazil Want to Be?

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Brazil is impressive to international observers for its economic growth, low inflation, and firmly established democratic institutions. But the question remains: what kind role in the world does Brazil want to play?

Indian Ocean Unity

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shashi Tharoor

What international association brings together 18 countries, straddling three continents thousands of miles apart, united solely by their sharing of a common body of water?