Latin America and the Caribbean

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    China would do well to examine the experiences of previous international investors for lessons, good and bad, and consider adopting corporate social responsibility practices that meet global [environmental] standards. This will help to minimize friction over Chinese investments in [Latin America].

    June 8, 2015, Harold Trinkunas, China Daily
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    La impopularidad de Dilma no es un motivo legítimo para pedir su destitución.

    June 6, 2015, Ernesto Talvi, El Tiempo
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    There’s a lot of distrust among opposition voters on the fairness of the vote [in Venezuela], given the overwhelming presence of government in the media and the resources they can devote to campaigning, compared to the opposition. On the other hand, the government has to worry about abstention on its side because its level of popular support is quite low.

    May 18, 2015, Harold Trinkunas, International Business Times
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    The answer for Latin American economies readjusting to less liquidity and more expensive money is 'intelligent austerity.'

    May 8, 2015, Ernesto Talvi, Financial Times
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    The waning power of Dilma might be a great opportunity for Brazil.

    May 2, 2015, Ernesto Talvi, El Pais
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    Chile is not a corrupt country; it unveiled a corruption scandal.

    April 29, 2015, Ernesto Talvi, Club de Prensa
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    There's huge red tape. This is an economy that is state-controlled, and Cubans complain about how hard it is to do business or even get services. [But] you're seeing a lot of [American] companies wanting to figure out how to position themselves for the day when the embargo is gone.

    April 21, 2015, Ted Piccone, CNN
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    To a large extent the ball is in the Cuban court. The administration has opened up some opportunities and the Cubans have to decide if they want to open those channels.

    April 21, 2015, Richard Feinberg, CNN
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    Three out of the last four [Summits of the Americas] were antagonistic, ALBA-driven. You'll notice though, whereas ALBA was able to get a lot of support from let's say the middle countries before, they didn't this time.

    April 12, 2015, Richard Feinberg, New York Times
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    [By engaging Cuba] President Obama has turned what is a major thorn with the entire hemisphere into a strong positive. Ironically, Cuba and Raúl Castro now provide a shield to the United States against criticism from other left-leaning governments in Latin America.

    April 10, 2015, Richard Feinberg, USA Today

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