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With elections approaching in Honduras, El Salvador, and elsewhere in Latin America, self-interested candidates from the left and the right — some with well-known ties to criminals — seek to wield power at their countries’ expense. AEI has convened a panel to expose this problem and to propose remedies.
Drug cartels operating out of Colombia and Mexico are relocating to Central America in search of weaker law enforcement and corrupt politicians, and Honduras is a prime target. To prevent the drug cartels from assuming more power, US policymakers must resist left-wing activists’ attempts to block US aid and vigorously support democracy and antidrug laws and programs in Honduras.
Resource nationalism and popular gasoline subsidies are limiting Latin America's biggest energy companies from evolving into more efficient, competitive, and profitable enterprises. Brazil's Petrobras, Mexico's Pemex, and Venezuela's PDVSA are prime examples of energy giants that are being consumed by mismanagement, corruption, and political agendas.
In the two years since taking power as president of Peru, Ollanta Humala has been struggling to please the poor and indigenous majority that elected him and to placate the economic elite and foreign investors who are indispensable to sustaining robust growth. At this point, Humala appears to be walking a fine line, headed in the right direction.
Eduardo Medina Mora, Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, will give a keynote speech that addresses the complexities of the US-Mexico relationship and the pace and direction of reforms that his government is pursuing. A panel discussion on Western Hemisphere-related issues will follow.
As the facts behind Nicolás Maduro’s fabricated electoral “victory” on April 14 are disclosed, his legitimacy and ability to govern will be decimated.Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/05/3381857/venezuelas-cubanochavista-electoral.html#storylink=cpy
Argentina is a poster child for economic dysfunction in the Americas. US policymakers must continue to hold Argentina accountable for its failures to abide by its obligations to international financial institutions and work to thwart Argentina's troubling alliances with rogue governments.
The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (SFRC) is a group of publicly recognized independent experts on the financial services industry — including experts in banking, insurance, and securities — who meet regularly to study and critique regulatory policies affecting this sector of the economy.
Join us to hear Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as he addresses the role Congress should play in expanding trade opportunities and increasing market access for US businesses. A panel will then discuss the current status of the TPP, trade promotion authority, and the Obama administration’s trade agenda.
AEI's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies will host General Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force for the concluding session of its series with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Join AEI for a discussion of two new policy proposals that address the use of road pricing and public-private partnerships, as well as state efforts to enhance infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
Join AEI for a discussion of professional sports subsidies and — fittingly — for a free lunch.
AEI’s Jeffrey Eisenach will argue in favor of a generic antitrust enforcement model with primary enforcement by the FTC and Jonathan Baker of American University will maintain that an industry-specific regulator like the FCC is needed to work with antitrust enforcers to shape competition in the broadband industry. The debate will be moderated by US Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.