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Latin America’s Moment analyzes economic, political, and social issues and trends throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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A woman cleans a banner ahead of the eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru April 10, 2018. Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Trump's No-Show May Lift Summit From Swamp

On Friday, the hemisphere’s presidents come together at the eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Missing, however, will be President Donald Trump. While his absence may result in fewer headlines, it may also yield more progress on corruption, this summit’s signature issue. Not only would Trump have come with his own personal baggage on that front, but his administration has also curtailed U.S. support for what has amounted to a historic shift in the region — a push, however uneven, toward true change. Read More

April 11, 2018

Can Peru’s President Chart a New Path?

President Martín Vizcarra could be the man to break the thirty-year long corruption chain, but first, he must master the nearly impossible political terrain that undid his predecessor.

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April 5, 2018

Mexico's Election Could Leave Its Economy in Limbo — No Matter Who Wins

When Felipe Calderon handed the presidential sash to Enrique Peña Nieto on December 1, 2012, Mexico’s economy was just pulling out of a four-year slump.

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April 2, 2018

Venezuela’s Migration Crisis

Yesterday I joined Dany Bahar, David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Francisca Vigaud-Walsh, Senior Advocate for Women and Girls at Refugees International, at the Inter-American Dialogue for an event co-sponsored with CFR's Center for Preventive Action on Venezuela's migration crisis.

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