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December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Elections 2018 Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

September 12, 2006

Welcome Felix Salmon …

Felix Salmon – who has long followed emerging market debt for Euromoney – has started blogging for RGE. He wants to do a real bloggy-blog.  Lots of updates.  Short, sharp comments not lengthy diatrib…

July 1, 2007

Monetary Policy
Felix Salmon, matchmaker …

Large, opaque financial institution with a long time horizon and lots of cash to invest in anything that yields more than Treasuries, please meet an opaque, hard-to-value (and sometimes hard-to-sell)…

May 25, 2017

A Mexican colonel stands in a poppy field before it is destroyed during a military operation in Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico. Mexico’s Drug War

Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.

February 16, 2017

RTX2ZF8Q Reuters Trump May Threaten a Trade War Over NAFTA, but His Options Are Limited

When then-President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement in a White House ceremony in December 1993, he called it “a defining moment” for the United States and praised Mexico a…

February 27, 2017

Why Mexico Needs a Second Round

View article in Spanish, originally published in El Financiero. Mexico’s presidential elections for decades have been a one shot deal. Whomever wins the most votes—paltry as that count may be—goes o…

January 25, 2017

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto walk out after finishing a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016 (Reuters/Henry Romero). Open Questions about Latin American Relations During the Trump Administration

We know very little about who will run Western Hemisphere affairs under the Trump administration. So far, the only named appointees are Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and National Security Co…

January 27, 2017

United States
Image Trump Had A Busy First Week on Foreign Policy

Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that he would do things differently in foreign policy and do different things. Seven days into his presidency, he has been good to his word. Indeed, he has don…

December 15, 2016

July 28, 2016 (Reuters/Guadalupe Pardo). Latin America’s Wide-Open Electoral Season

Half of the eighteen nations of Central and South America will hold presidential elections over the next two years.[1] The number of elections is not unprecedented, but the degree of uncertainty is, …