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The Entitlement Cure Bestselling author and psychologist John Townsend helps us identify the habits of entitlement in our lives, explains why those tendencies are holding us back from success, gives tools to help us take risks, and offers practical help to anyone dealing with someone who feels entitled at work or home. John Wesley's Teachings, Volume 3 Essential Word on the Street, Audio Download This abridged audio download based on the stories, poetry, and music of the Bible come alive in this performance based on the acclaimed book.
Includes added color pages of prayers and testimonials from firefighters, paramedics, and chaplains. Jerusalem Let's Go Explore Jerusalem takes young readers on a fascinating trip across Israel--land of Biblical significance. Vocabulary, maps, and fun facts about the locations make this non-fiction series entertaining as well as informative. New Age Movement After looking at the 'fashionable' religion that pervades Western society, from Hollywood to Washington, from the schoolroom to the boardroom, this guide to the New Age Movement further explores the ramifications of its appeal.
The book of 1 Samuel in the poetic, classic King James Version of the Bible comes to life through the voice of actor and director David Birney. Walking from East to West Zacharias invites readers to follow him on this journey through his life and into the lives of others, and see how he has become more convinced with each year that Jesus Christ is the one who came to give us life to the fullest and to point us to the freedom and beauty of truth for everyone--easterner or westerner--all over the world.
Making Small Groups Work This unabridged audio download edition provides small-group leaders with everything they need to know to help their small group of any kind. It's an operating system for small groups. You'll get the most out of your group no matter your topic, from divorce recovery to marriage enrichment, from grief recovery to spiritual formationgrow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally. Joy That Lasts Gary Smalley has revised this book to demonstrate how the secret of a fulfilling marriage lies in the spiritual condition of each spouse.
Creer y comprender The Book of God Using his considerable skill as a storyteller, Walter Wangerin, Jr. Read by the author. Faith in the Fog Season of Change After all Stephanie and Diana have gone through, their seasons may be coming to an end. The Daniel Plan Study Guide This six-session video-based, small group Bible study is an innovative approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle that is dependent on five essentials: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends.
The Daniel Plan Study Guide gives individuals, small groups, and whole congregations the encouragement and accountability needed to succeed. Loving Libby Libby Blue ran from her past--a ruthless father and a privileged life--and never looked back until Remington Walker came into her life. With a wall of lies between them, is the one great Truth they shared enough to unite them forever? Deuteronomy Deuteronomy, which is part of the NIV Application Commentary Series, helps readers learn how the message of Deuteronomy can have the same powerful impact today that it did when it was first written.
Ever since he became a Christian at the age of forty, it has been actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David Suchet spent over hours in the recording studio to create the first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor. The Spring of Candy Apples Her coworkers, however, are urging her to follow her God-given dreams no matter how far away they take her. Reliving the Passion Author Walter Wangerin, Jr. Iglesia Reconfigurada Una iglesia libre del convencionalismo, formada por intimidad espiritual, y libre de paredes.
Character Discover how firmly God is committed to forming noble qualities within you and the power to do something about it! Do Science and the Bible Conflict? This revised edition of the Tough Questions series of small group curriculum faces head-on the difficult and challenging questions seekers ask about the Christian faith. The audio download of the book of Daniel in the poetic, classic King James Version of the Bible comes to life through the voice of Emmy Award-winning actress Juliet Mills.
Speak Love Through funny stories, Scripture, and a real understanding of the ways people use their words, Annie F. Downs explores the difference you can make when you speak love. This expanded version of Speak Love packs inspiration into twelve chapters and features thirty daily devotions with a motivating daily challenge to change lives.
How to Help People Change Change is the essential goal of the counseling process, as the author reminds us. This book provides us with an explanation of the idea that 'substantial change requires the alteration of the heart. Firstborn: A Novel But when she needs to pass the rites of manhood, she finds the Creator may have use for her feminine traits after all. El lenguaje del sexo- DVD The Promise Josie's daughter grows up in California and falls in love with a missionary who marries her and takes her to Hawaii, where adventures await them. Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional The Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional is an original devotional based on the Celebrate Recovery program and written by the co-founder and two other Celebrate Recovery leaders, featuring devotions for inspiration and encouragement.
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This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women. El plan Daniel, diario personal Illustrated with real-life stories, this inspiring and deeply insightful book guides you through a series of challenges that will help you uncover your God-given S.
A Clash of Kingdoms Discovery Guide Like the Roman Empire, today's governments or organizations can become centered on power and believe their messages are the 'good news. Gifted to Lead With warmth, humor and wisdom, a ministry leader and teaching pastor shares the challenges and joys of her thirty-year journey. Nancy Beach encourages women with God-given leadership and teaching gifts that they are not alone, their gifts are not a mistake, and God has exceedingly important work for them to do.
Speaking to Teenagers Heart of a Champion The story of Olympian gymnast, Dominique Dawes, who won her first Olympic gold medal in at the age of 19, then went on to inspire and encourage kids to achieve their goals. Himnos de gloria y triunfo Rhythm Rob Bell Is how we live connected to something that has been in place since the beginning of time? Even in the game of life, the biggest and brightest prizes are temporary. In the end, we don't get to keep a thingunless we're playing for the right prize. With full-color maps, study helps, and the words of Christ words in red, portability and spirituality are at your fingertips.
The Chase Understanding World Religions: Audio Lectures Understanding World Religions: Audio Lecturesa companion to Understanding World Religions by Irving Hexhamprovides 26 lessons, each corresponding to a chapter in the textbook. The lectures explore various religions under the broad categories of African Religions, the Yogic Traditions including Buddhism , and the Abrahamic traditions. The Wishing Tree This digital download of the book of Deuteronomy allows Scripture to surround you with multiple voice narration and a fully orchestrated background.
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Case for Grace for Kids This edition is a compact portable size to take with you anywhere. Your Church Is Too Small In Your Church Is Too Small, John Armstrong presents a vision of the unity possible for Christians across social, cultural, racial, and denominational lines. Pilgrim Theology This concise tour of Christian doctrine is an ideal resource for examining the Christian faith and the Reformed tradition.
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A Night of Great Joy Bob and Larry in the Case of the Messy Sleepover A Lesson in Telling the Truth What a mess! Can Detectives Bob and Larry figure out who made this sleepover turn into a sticky mess? And will the culprits admit their mistakes? Adventures in Jamestown Longing for adventure, Abigail Matthews survives a dangerous journey to the New World as well as the Starving Time, but faces her greatest challenge at the hand of her enemy, the Indian princess, Pocahontas.
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Articles address the reality behind each unfamiliar or misunderstood image. Contributors also explain how the biblical authors have employed that image in various passages of Scripture. Howie Finds a Hug Is everyone too busy for Howie?
Go with Howie as he looks through the house for someone to give him a bedtime hug. Our Constitution Rocks The constitution made cool and relevant for kidsby another kid! Fourteen-year-old Juliette Turner, youth advocate for Constituting America, reminds us of the astounding feat our founding fathers accomplished when they penned the Constitution. Los Secretos de las Parejas Felices Zondervan's Seminary in a Box Carson, Douglas J. Moo, J. Scott Duvall, J. Corre el riesgo El cirujano y autor, Dr. Si quieres caminar sobre las aguas tiene que salir de la barca Lo que le espera fuera es mucho agua y pocas probabilidades de mantenerse firme.
The Equipping Church A comprehensive look at how to mobilize lay members of your church into effective gift-based teams, illustrated with successful examples. Awareness De Mello's spiritual classic remains at the top of the Fount bestsellers more than five years after its original publication.
Revelation , Volume 52A Grace in the End McConville re-evaluates the way in which Deuteronomic theology is understood in modern Old Testament research by arguing that Deuteronomy is an early and formative factor in the development of Old Testament religion. Stumbling toward Faith Renee Altson's powerful, personal narrative details the evil done to her throughout her lifealmost exclusively at the hands of the churchand how she struggles and stumbles toward faith despite her ordeal.
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Dancing with Max This is also the story of her nineteen-year-old autistic son, Max, a young man who struggles to speak, who some professionals deemed a waste of time.
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Through his story of living with HIV, Shane Stanford will hlp you find contentment in your own life, no matter the circumstances. Incluye glosario. In Colombia, authorities have warned the public of a plot by an organized crime group to kill several high-profile journalists.
In Argentina, opposition leader and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri signed a decree "to guarantee protection to journalists and media in the city" as the government's ongoing dispute with country's largest media company has intensified. What do these developments say about press freedom in the Americas? What are the most important trends that stakeholders government, businesses, civil society need to pay attention to? How has the evolution of social media and wider access to the Internet and communications technologies changed the debate over freedom of the press?
May 23, A Tribute to Albert O. This is critical to ensuring that spending is adequately tailored to the changing needs of recipients instead of merely buttressing support for traditional officeholders. In this regard, political and institutional factors are central in accounting for the relative success of social policy experiments throughout Latin America.
How solid is Morales' support as he looks toward his next campaign? How strong is the opposition, and what could Morales' rivals do to gain an edge? Will Morales choose to make his last run for office? Maduro has voiced a desire for "respectful relations" with the United States, though Washington has still not recognized his government. The United States has denied that it is considering sanctions against Venezuela, and Venezuelan authorities recently arrested a U. The State Department has denied any efforts to destabilize the Venezuelan government.
Will U. What do Maduro's cabinet picks portend about the future of bilateral relations? May 1, Which Mexico for Obama? In a region once plagued by bloody coups and military interventionism, free and fair elections are now the norm. At the same time, in a number of countries, political parties are weak and there has been erosion of checks on executive authority. La diferencia ahora, en el segundo periodo de su gobierno, es que Barack Obama no parece dispuesto a gastar tanto tiempo en tratar de mejorar las relaciones con gobiernos que han sido inamistosos con Washington.
If Washington is unable respond to the opportunities in Mexico and the needs of Central America, it hard to imagine the US having any serious policy or strategy for the rest of Latin America. Enlarging the proposed negotiations to include all three North American nations, Canada, Mexico, and the United States would create a unique, historic and much larger opportunity that has the potential to give a real boost to the economies of all of the nations involved as well as to the global economy.
Opponents of the effort to block funding say the move would have neutralized the work of the commission, which has angered leftist governments of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, or ALBA. Do the ALBA countries have a legitimate gripe with the commission? By Jorge Heine, Peter M. Bachelet said that if elected to a second term in office, she would put income inequality at the top of her agenda.
Is Bachelet, who still enjoys high approval ratings in Chile, a shoo-in for another term? Who will give Bachelet her toughest competition in the race? What issues are driving the campaign? By Graciana del Castillo, Claudio Loser, and Christian Daude Source: Latin America Advisor Fitch Ratings last month joined two other major ratings agencies in giving Uruguay its coveted investment grade, a move that lowers the nation's borrowing costs and opens up opportunities for new investors.
Meanwhile, Uruguayan Vice President Danilo Astori said recently that trade relations with neighboring Argentina are "at their worst point in a long time" in the wake of new taxes in Argentina on vacation packages abroad, which "greatly affects Uruguay" due to the high proportion of Argentine tourists in Uruguay. How important are ties with Argentina to Uruguay's economic outlook? Considering the broader global economic picture, will investment-grade status bring Uruguay the benefits it expects? What priorities should the country's economic policymakers be focused on in the near- and mid-term?
March 27, Post Chavez: Can U. This tribute should make Washington take a fresh look not only at its relations with Venezuela but also with all of Latin America. Jones Source: Latin America Advisor The lower house of Mexico's Congress gave its approval Friday to a measure to overhaul the country's telecommunications industry and sent the legislation to the Senate. What would the overhaul mean for the industry and for Mexico's economy in general?
Will the reforms win the needed legislative approval? Yet few, if any, contemplated the possibility that Chavez would end up leaving the political scene he so thoroughly dominated for 14 years as a result of a severe illness, at the age of While a reinvigorated Vatican engagement with the hemisphere is certainly not welcomed news by the LGBT community, the Pope is not the most imminent threat to equality in the Americas.
What is the state of Peru-China commercial ties today? What is driving the bilateral relationship, and what things stand in the way of improvement? Who stands to benefit or lose the most from expanding Peru-China ties? Venezuelans will not easily forget a leader who, for better or worse, was the consummate showman and left an indelible mark on a highly polarized society.
Venezuelans and the rest of the world wait and watch to see what happens with Hugo Chavez. Is he focusing the beginning of his presidency on the right goals? How might Mexico's local elections this July alter the current course? Paulo This year Brazil is witnessing the largest harvest in its history. The country will harvest million tons MT of grains and oilseeds, 11 percent more than in the previous year. We became the first producer 84 MT and exporter 41 MT worldwide of soybeans.
Sin sorpresas, Rafael Correa fue reelegido de manera aplastante en Ecuador. Not surprisingly, Rafael Correa won a landslide reelection in Ecuador. And in a move that caught many off guard, the apparently very ill Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez returned to Caracas from Havana. President Barack Obama said Jan. Obama's comments came a day after he presented his plan for immigration reform and just after a bipartisan group of senators presented their own plan. What stands in the way of passing the legislation before July?
Are the immigration reforms that would get through Congress likely to be significant enough to change the status quo? How might U. February 5, El gran paso con la reforma en EE. February 5, A big step for reform By Michael Shifter Source: El Colombiano Just three months ago, no one believed that it would be possible for the US Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform any time soon.
February 1, Have Prospects for U. What is on the horizon for U. Chinese exports to the region grew 12 to 15 percent last year, and it "is now a strategically important market," he said. How significant is Latin America as an export destination for China? Are business and government leaders actively looking to the region to expand trade? Where is the Chinese economy headed next year and in the mid-term, and how will that affect Latin America? As we look to , here are some of the trends to follow in the hemisphere's struggle for LGBT rights. By Marcelo Bergman, Eric L. How are the size, make-up and landscape of drug cartels changing?
Are different populations, sectors or businesses likely to be affected by the violence in ? US election—unexpectedly—also turned out to be one of the most important events for the region in Bush father , defeated by Bill Clinton in Is Capriles well-positioned to remain the top opposition leader? How would Maduro fare in a special election for the presidency against Henrique Capriles?
McIlhenny cited a number of positive developments in Latin America that have been advanced by a U. Or are fears that the United States doesn't pay enough attention to the region and has lost its prominence well-founded? In addition to government, how do private sector and civil society initiatives factor in? Arab and Latin American nations can anticipate those changes and benefit from them, and could start building new partnerships.
But continuing questions about Chavez's health and the country's dismal governance suggest that change may be coming soon.
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External players should restrain from meddling during this period of uncertainty. Instead, support should focus on trying to ensure that Venezuelans continue to rely on the ballot box in determining the course of a country facing so many daunting problems. It is surprising, then, that border disputes continually bedevil the region. Many of these tensions remain unresolved, and when they surface, as in the example of the Nov. Do any of Correa's rivals stand a chance of defeating him?
What issues will matter to Ecuadoreans when they go to the polls? What would Correa seek to do in a third term? It is, however, is fundamental to US diplomacy in this hemisphere, and the US should take a more active role in salvaging the institution. November 30, Why Are U. The senators said the OAS lacks a strategic focus, is too reluctant to make difficult financial decisions and is beset by "capriciously destructive personnel policies.
What steps should the OAS take to strengthen itself? Evan Ellis, Margaret Myers, and Jeremy Martin This year, China continued to make inroads into Latin America's energy sector— including increasing its market share in the wind sector through competitive financing in Argentina, expanding solar development in Brazil and approving loan-for-oil deals in Venezuela.
How has Beijing's geopolitical strategy in terms of energy resources evolved in recent years? Do you expect any major changes or surprises for Sino-Latin ties in ? Sin embargo, hoy se torna muy importante comenzar a delinear una estrategia con miras a abordar la continuidad de las mismas una vez que el litigio haya concluido. November 27, Colombia's Steps at the Hague By Michael Shifter Source: El Colombiano Nothing succeeds in bringing a nation together -- and in transcending sharp political differences -- than disputes over national territory.
Immigration, Cuba, and drugs have always had an unusually high dose of domestic politics, and they still do, but results of the recent US elections suggest that obstacles to progress may be easing. By Peter Hakim Source: Foreign Policy When the leaders of Mexico and the United States meet for the first time, they'll have a chance to make real progress on issues that have been stalled for decades.
Where does the debate about drug policy in the United States and in the region appear to be headed? November 15, New U. It was an error that cost may have cost them the election. Romney and other Republican candidates not only ignored Latinos, but at times actively offended them by the tone and substance of their views on immigration. By Viviana Giacaman, Benoit Hervieu, and Scott Griffen Source: Latin America Advisor Press freedom has been in the headlines recently, as a Bolivian radio journalist was set on fire in a brutal attack last month, and Mexico's government in July said that 67 journalists have been killed and 14 disappeared in the country since Is press freedom seriously jeopardized in these countries or elsewhere in the region?
What implications does it have for the state of democracy? Should regional bodies or other organizations be taking action? If so, how? Lowenthal Source: Folha de S. Will the new law dramatically reduce the country's notable inequality, as supporters assert? Or will it put a 'straitjacket' on universities, as a senator who voted against the bill claims? What role does higher education play in Brazil's social and economic development? Does Brazil's debate over affirmative action have implications for other countries in the region?
October 26, The final lap By Abraham F. Lowenthal Source: Folha de Sao Paulo. October 26, Will America Look South? President Barack Obama's omission of Latin America in his list of regions where relations with the US had improved in the past several years set off a burst of tweets among Latin Americans. What would a Romney administration mean for economic relations with the region? Could he successfully forge new free-trade agreements with Latin America?
How would a Romney victory alter the United States' relations with the region? Who were the big winners and big losers in the municipal elections? What effect will the municipal elections have on national politics in Brazil? An improved, more productive US-Brazilian relationship will require the two countries to identify issues and goals on which they are willing to commit themselves to sustained long-term cooperation.
But, for now, both nations seem comfortable with maintaining the status quom in their bilateral relations. Es duro de reconocer pero los hechos son los hechos. In , he soundly defeated his opposition challenger Manual Rosales. Chavez was then in sound health, his rhetorical powers were at their height, and he had ample resources thanks to high oil prices. Though there the new government will face substantial challenges, Mexicans have tangible grounds for optimism, particularly about progress on critical reforms. Paulo The US presidential elections are six weeks away. President Barack Obama has begun to build an advantage in most of the decisive swing states, including Ohio, Virginia and Florida.
September 21, Venezuela in Mercosur. What was Brazil Thinking? What made the Brazil government so eager to bring Venezuela into Mercosur remains a puzzle. Brazilian officials have made their case mostly on economic grounds, but the costs of bringing Venezuela into Mercosur could well turn out to be higher than the benefits. Is Mexico gaining a competitive edge over China in terms of manufacturing?
Or will other low-wage countries come to replace both China and Mexico as manufacturing destinations? What are the challenges and benefits of moving production facilities to Mexico? Can Mexico leverage the low cost of wages into more sustainable growth? The time has come for a resolute effort to achieve peace in Colombia, and there are reasons to be hopeful of success—although probably not quickly. September 7, U.
President Jimmy Carter said Thursday. Chile and Venezuela will be observers at the talks, which will begin in Oslo, Norway, and continue in Havana, Cuba. These are basic qualities in both human and international relations. We may have different visions of how to address the fundamental challenges facing us, but we will never be able to address them satisfactorily unless we return to basic civility and a willingness to cooperate to find solutions based on common values.
We must begin with a concern for the most vulnerable among us and a commitment to treat each individual with equity and fairness. This will provide in our western hemisphere a bright future — to all of us. The move came amid a shakeup in which Santos asked his entire member cabinet to resign, a not unusual practice in many countries of the region. Why did Santos call for the cabinet shakeup now?
Will the cabinet shakeup boost Santos' approval ratings? How progressive are revenue collection and social spending? A standard fiscal incidence analysis shows that Uruguay achieves a nontrivial reduction in inequality and poverty when all taxes and transfers are combined. In comparison with other five countries in Latin America, it ranks first poverty reduction and second inequality reduction , and first in terms of poverty reduction effectiveness and third in terms of overall including transfers in kind inequality reduction effectiveness.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, speaking from the Ecuadoran embassy in London, publicly thanked president Rafael Correa for granting him asylum. Combined with declining popular support for the President, the country is headed on a shaky path and the future remains unclear. We said that it was time for equality, which meant full entitlement to rights for everyone. What would be the economic risks and gains of building a canal across Nicaragua? Each improved three times faster than the average of the 49 countries included in the study. Colombia was also among the top 10, improving at twice the average.
This is encouraging news for education reformers, suggesting that sustained efforts to raise student learning are beginning to pay off. August 7, Romney's statesman debut By Michael Shifter Source: El Colombiano The US election is less than three months away, so it is not surprising that the campaigns have moved into high gear. August 5, The incomplete revolution By Michael Shifter Source: El Deber Stagnation is the term that most frequently comes to mind in thinking about the current situation in Bolivia. The election of Evo Morales was symbolically important and raised high hopes in a country with a majority indigenous population that had long suffered considerable poverty and political instability.
By Francisco Altschul, Mirte Postema, and Michael Shifter and Rachel Schwartz Source: Latin America Advisor A dispute between El Salvador's legislative and judicial branches escalated to a constitutional crisis this month, with two separate groups of judges claiming to be the country's legitimate Supreme Court. After a stalemate and pressures both domestically and internationally to resolve the dispute, the two main political parties agreed to hold talks on July What is behind the conflict? Does the conflict have implications for the state of the country's democracy or is it fundamentally a political issue?
How should it be settled? The presidents of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay agreed to allow the Andean country into the trade bloc after Mercosur suspended Paraguay, whose lawmakers had prevented Venezuela from joining the group. What would Venezuela's entrance mean for it and for the current Mercosur members? Who are the winners and losers? Does allowing Venezuela into Mercosur through the loophole of Paraguay's suspension raise larger concerns about the bloc's operation, as critics of the move have suggested? As Brazil's economy slows, however, experts debate whether Brazil will be able to recover its previous robust rate of expansion.
His brother's in prison, his dad thinks he's a traitor, and almost everyone says his wife calls the shots. But he might still have a chance to turn the country around. The number of unsafe abortions—which represent about 95 percent of the total—grew from 3. Given the current divisiveness in Washington, the bipartisan support it has received across three administrations now seems remarkable. After 12 years, the plan is gradually winding down, but the U. Where are political and economic relations between India and Latin America headed? What constraints are there to improving trade and how can they be remedied?
Which countries and sectors present the best opportunities for growth?
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President Barack Obama after he announced an executive order to cease deportation of many immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children and the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona's immigration law. July 20, The right must learn to love the state again By Francis Fukuyama Source: Financial Times When asked to contribute to this series on the future of conservatism, I hesitated because it seemed to me that in both the US and Europe what was most needed was not a new form of conservatism but rather a reinvention of the left.
The reforms include lengthening the amount of time students must study to become primary school teachers from three years to five. What is the state of education reform in Guatemala and the rest of Central America? Are teaching reforms needed in the region? If so, what changes are most critical? What other types of reforms should governments undertake? The decline was statistically significant and robust to changes in the time interval, inequality measures and data sources. In depth country studies for Argentina, Brazil and Mexico suggest two main phenomena underlie this trend: a fall in the premium to skilled labor and more progressive government transfers.
Though trailing China in trade and investment, India has adopted a more cautious and well-informed approach to engagement with the region. This approach likely more beneficial than China's in terms of long-term relationship-building in Latin America. How has China's involvement in Latin America's energy sector evolved? Will it expand beyond the countries and sectors where it has traditionally focused most of its energy investments?
If so, where is it likely to go and how will that impact the sector? Washington no longer has the resources or authority to shape a hemispheric agenda and provide the leadership to put it into practice. The relationship remains stuck on the same issues: Cuba, immigration and drug policy.
According to the government, the measure is aimed at taking profits away from drug dealers and funding rehabilitation programs. What are the implications of Uruguay's proposal? How progressive are revenue-collection and social-spending patterns? June 28, A Campaign About Nothing By Michael Shifter Source: Foreign Policy On July 1, some 80 million Mexican voters will turn their backs on the drama and turbulence that has recently beset their country as they select a new president for the next six years.
The electorate will choose among three main candidates whose statements and policy positions have been notably cautious -- and who have been strikingly vague about what they would change in how the country is handling its most serious problems. Maisto Source: Latin America Advisor Paraguay's Senate on Friday voted , with two abstentions, to impeach President Fernando Lugo, who immediately moved out of the presidential residence. On Sunday, however, Lugo announced he will not recognize his former vice president, Federico Franco, as Paraguay's new leader.
Who is the legitimate president of Paraguay? Why are some countries recognizing Franco as the new president and others not? What compelled Congress to take action now, just nine months before scheduled elections, and is it a good thing for the nation? Will Paraguay's economy suffer as a consequence of the political turmoil? Vasquez Source: Latin America Advisor Q: Given the potential of significant oil reserves in Brazil and Venezuela, large shale gas discoveries, plummeting wind energy prices and other developments, some analysts are highly optimistic about the general energy outlook in Latin America.
Others cite opposition to hydro projects, vulnerabilities in energy-poor parts of the region, stagnation of oil production, unproved ultra-deep-water technologies and other hurdles as cause for major concern about the region's energy future. Are reasons for optimism weak? Or are pessimists underestimating the region's potential? What are the major trends in regional energy issues that we can expect in the period ahead, and how can possible solutions to problems best be reached?
It is one of many regional projects that have faced local and environmental opposition, but have also been cited as necessary to meet growing energy needs. Are mega hydropower projects like this doomed in Chile and elsewhere in Latin America? What energy sources will fill in the void if such projects don't come to fruition?
How are anticipated consequences of climate change, such as drought, going to change the region's current and future hydropower infrastructure? United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the conference must achieve 'concrete decisions and agreements,' though some are skeptical that a global consensus on plans to combat climate change is likely to occur. Or will the agreement be 'so weak it is meaningless, or completely collapse,' as WWF director general Jim Leape predicted? What is Latin America's role in the global debate over climate change?
How well are its cities and states preparing for climate change? By Enrique V. He praised the business climates in Brazil and Chile and said Spanish companies would continue investing in the region. Which companies and countries are hurt by the woes in Europe, and which regional players are taking advantage of it the most? Was the king's visit to the region a success? Why or why not? June 8, Remarks at Sol M. Will it make a difference for U.
Foreign Policy? For Latin America? June 7, Globalization, Made in the Americas By Robert Zoellick Source: Remarks at the Dialogue's 30th Anniversary Gala A new hemispheric partnership requires leaving old habits, old mindsets, and old models of dependency behind. Last week, Mitt Romney amassed enough delegates to insure the Republican nomination.
Attention is now focused on him. A recent poll says it is the most admired of this group. And it has been selected as the site of both the World Cup and the Olympic Games. Its incredible rise in the past dozen years is due to many factors. Self-promotion is not among the most important. Jones, Andrew Selee, and George W. What types of legislative changes or reforms would result from PRI control of Mexico's presidency and both chambers of its Congress? Will the PRI re-establish the dominance that it enjoyed for seven decades? May 21, EUA debe aportar a C.
What is the threat? Who are you fighting? Are terrorists foreign or domestic? Military forces are trained to defend national sovereignty against external attack by a foreign enemy. They are not trained to deal with their fellow citizens. That is police work. In some countries, turning to the military for internal security evokes terrible memories of Cold War conflicts when repression sometimes became identified with military forces allied with the United States.
What is the outlook for trade between the regions? What specific countries and sectors will most likely flourish in the period ahead, and why? But the gang truce has left lawmakers and security experts in El Salvador and across the region grappling with a slew of unsettling questions.
Supreme Court is expected to rule on the federal government's challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration law, which requires local police officers to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. During oral arguments April 25, justices were skeptical of the Obama administration's arguments that Arizona overstepped its authority. How strong is the federal government's case?
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How might the outcome affect immigration policies and the future immigration debate? Will the high court's decision influence the U. What are the case's implications, if any, on the economies of the United States, Mexico and Central American countries? Philip Hughes Source: Latin American Advisor Hundreds of indigenous Bolivians on April 27 began a second march to protest a controversial road through the Tipnis national park after President Evo Morales said the decision about the road's construction would be put to a vote by local communities.
Meanwhile, the administration has faced strikes across the country in recent weeks from health workers, teachers, miners and other groups dissatisfied with working conditions and wages, some of which have turned violent. What challenges does the government face in resolving the recent bouts of social unrest? What are the underlying causes of the conflicts and how should the administration be handling them? How well is Morales weathering the storm? May 8, Military Aid Is Unattractive, but Unavoidable By Michael Shifter Source: New York Times The spreading drug-fueled violence in Honduras — arguably the most troubled country in the Western Hemisphere — should be addressed through effective civilian law enforcement institutions, not military forces.
Strengthening such institutions should be the principal focus of U. Are lawmakers likely to approve the measure? Would an increase on the corporate tax rate, which was going to be lowered back to 17 percent in , harm the economy? Will the increased spending have a significant effect on ensuring access to better quality education? What more should the government be doing to address the unrest?
Earlier this year, El Salvador was suffering about 18 killings per day. The news is linked to a March truce between the rival Mara Salvatrucha and Mara 18 gangs, allegedly brokered with government involvement, according to online Salvadoran newspaper El Faro. Funes denied involvement in negotiating the truce, saying it was the action of the Catholic Church.
What are the tradeoffs and dangers to negotiating such an agreement with gangs? Are other countries that are also facing historic levels of violence considering similar actions? What are the political and social ramifications of such a tactic? Is it sustainable in the long run? Yet beyond the short-term political gains and the potential long-term economic risks for each country, the episodes may suggest the emergence of a broader trend: the decline of the relationship between Latin America and Spain. According to the report, the retailer failed to notify law enforcement of the evidence its investigators had uncovered, instead shutting down the internal probe.
The retailer said it is aggressively investigating the allegations. What do the allegations say about the state of doing business in Mexico? Is bribery a widespread cost of doing business in the country? Are Mexican laws and other regulations, such as the U. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, proving to be inadequate?
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy blasted Argentina's action, saying it lacked justification and was a 'negative decision for everyone. How will the takeover affect investment in all sectors of Argentina's economy? How will the move affect Argentina's relations with other countries? All standard measures are by definition anonymous in the sense that we do not know the identity of winners and losers.
April 24, U. What did the summit accomplish, if anything? Did the summit hurt or help the United States' standing among other countries in the hemisphere? Will regional engagement on Cuba's participation in the summit affect the Castro government? The United States is the top consumer of illegal drugs in the world, yet focuses much of its attention and resources on the supply side of the equation through eradication and interdiction programs. April 12, A Consequential Summit?
April 10, China's engagement with Latin America: More of the same? She argues that despite an explosion of cooperative efforts between China and various countries in the region, the China-Latin America relationship remains fundamentally imbalanced. Going forward, Latin America should anticipate engagement with China that is driven primarily by China's domestic considerations.
China's dominant and resource-based engagement with the region is unlikely to change over the next few years, even despite growing emphasis on "mutually beneficial" and cooperative relationships. The taboo that has long prevented open debate about drug policies has been broken -- thanks to a steadily deteriorating situation on the ground and the courageous stand taken by presidents Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala and Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica.
April 9, A U. However, no one anticipates that the Brazilian president's visit will alter bilateral relations in any substantial way. April 4, Balance on the Border? According to a February Gallup poll, US attitudes toward Mexico are the most negative they have been in over 20 years. These developments have at once placed Mexico at the top of the US news cycle, while also generating rising levels of ill will among the US populace. The situation raises concerns and questions about the connection between US media coverage and public perceptions of Mexico.
What is the nature and quality of US news reporting on Mexico? Mexican society has fundamentally changed, as citizens have acquired stronger senses of property and ownership and demand more accountability from authorities, the report added. Do you agree? What opportunities and challenges would a growing Mexican middle class bring to businesses in Mexico? For governments? Would a stronger middle class change Mexico's political calculus? The nation is weary and, polls show, eager to bring the troops home. March 27, La hora de EE. It also comes on the heels of regional visits by U.
By Gabriel Marcella, Orlando J. Douglas Fraser, the head of the United States Southern Command Southcom , said that the inability of the Central American region to deal with organized crime has "serious implications" for U. One of Southcom's primary goals is to reduce the threat of organized crime from a national and regional security threat to a "public safety problem," Fraser said. Estuve cerca en Valencia, con buenas piernas en Murcia y en Algarve iba todo bien. Por lo menos te vas a casa con otra perspectiva, con algo positivo.
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