• Central America

  • Kevin Casas-Zamora, Central America's Triangle of Despair, Project Syndicate, November 10, 2015

  • Jose Cruz, The Root Causes of the Central American Crisis, Current History, February 2015



  • Latin America After the Commodity boom: Where to From Here, Rabobank, 2015

    Emerging Markets

  • James Kynge, Emerging Markets: Fixing a Broken Model, Financial Times, August 31, 2015

    External Conditions

  • Latin America: External Vulnerabilities and FX Pressure Valves, Rabobank, September

  • Latin America and the Rising South: Changing World, Changing Priorities, World Bank, 2015

    Changes at the center of the world economy, how the rise of the South conditioned development in Latin America and the caribbean

  • Andre Meier, Watching the tide: Latin America appears better prepared to handle capital outflows than in the past, but its resillience might soon be tested Finance & Developmnet, September 2015


    Latin America -- Governance

  • Daniel Kauffman, Corruption Matters: Governance has progressed in a few Latin American countries, but corruption still hinders development in the region Finance & Developmnet, September 2015

    Latin America - Growth/Conditions

  • Jose Antonio Ocampo, Uncertain Timnes: After a decade of social and economic progress, Latin America is facing challenging issues, Finance & Developmnet, September 2015

  • Nora Lustig, Most Unequal on Earth: Latin America is a region of stark income contrasts, but has been making progress, Finance & Developmnet, September 2015

  • Jose De Gregorio, From Rapid Recovery to Slowdown: Why Recent Economic Growth in Latin America Has Been Slow, Peterson Institute for International Economics April 2015

  • Moises Naim, The Coming Turmoil in Latin America, Carnegie, October 8, 2015 -- Many people across Latin America may soon discover that their recent economic advances are not as permanent as they think.

  • Agusto de la Torre, Doing it Right: If Latin America is to rely on trade to enance economic growth, it must find the correct approach Finance & Developmnet, September 2015

  • Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Latin America: Back to the 1980s or Heading for a Rebound? (summary) Center for global development November 17, 2015

  • Latin America: Back to the 1980s or Heading for a Rebound? (Main report) Latin American Shadow Financial regulatory Committee November 17, 2015 -- very good

  • Latin America The Tide Has Turned, Rabobank, September 28, 2015 -- end of the commodity supercycle

  • Latin America: Locked up in the Middle-Income Trap, Rabobank, September 28, 2015

  • Latin America: Agricultural Perspectives, Rabobank, September 28, 2015


  • International: Stability Indexes can be a deceptive tool, Oxford Analytica October 7, 2015

    Latin America -- Monetary/Fiscal Policies

  • Luis Jacome, Been There, Done That: Tasking Central banks with mandates beyond inflation control recalls bad past experiences in Latin America. Will things be different? Finance & Developmnet, September 2015

    Latin America - Politics

  • Latin America: Progress through populist Policies? A Mixed Pecture, Rabobank, September 28, 2015

    Latin America - Politics

  • Christopher Sabatini, The Sad Death of the Latin American Left, Foreign Policy December 10, 2015


  • Argentina: Euler Hermes Country Report

  • Argentina Country Report, Rabobank, February 25, 2015

  • Change Ahead for Argentina, The Dialogue, December 7, 2015 -- problems facing new administration

  • Benedict Mander, Argentina: Handover Fears, Financial Times October 18, 2015

  • Brookings, Argentina in Default: Why 2014 is Different from 2000, August 5, 2014

  • Brookings, The Latest Chapter in Argentina's Debt Saga, June 19, 2014

  • Brookings, Argentina in Default: Why 2014 is Differenet from 2010 August 5, 2014

  • Brookings, Argentina's Currency Devaluation: Back to the Future, February 4, 2014


  • Rabobank Country Report Brazil, March 4, 2015

  • Brazil is Back to Junk, Rabobank, September 15, 2015

  • Rabobank, Brazil 'Downgrades' its Fiscal Target, July 29, 2015

  • Brazil: Petrobras' economic fallout contained for now, but risks persist, May 1, 2015

  • BTI Brazil Country report, 2014 -- mainly about governance

  • Euler Hermes Country Report Brazil


  • Rabobank, Chile: Economic Reality Holds Back Reforms, September 17, 2015

  • BTI, Chile Country Report 2014

  • Chile: Sustainable Governance Indicators, 2015, BTI

  • Euler Hermes Country Report, Chile

  • Brookings, Chile -- Can Educational Reform Address Inequality and Middle Class Frustration? An Experiment in Chile, May 9, 2014

    Costa Rica

  • Alberto Trejos, Economic Growth and Restructuring through Trade and FDI; Costa Rican Experiences of interst to Cuba, October 2013

  • Eulor Hermes Country Report: Costa Rica

  • BTI Country Report Costa Rica, 2014


  • Brookings, The Challenges Santos Faces, July 3, 2014

  • BTI Country Report Colombia 2014

  • Euler Hermes Country Report Colombia

  • Colombia: The Promise of Peace, Economist Special Report, October 31, 2015


  • The Dialogue, Central America in the Face of Cuban Migration, December 8, 2015

  • Brookings, Ten Economic Facts About Cuba, July 17, 2015

  • Nucike Kafranbiusem Yanquis in Havana: The thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba could lead to a big shake-up in Caribbean Tourism Finance & Developmnet, September 2015

  • Bookings, U.S. takes a positive 'negative' approach to trade with Cuban entrepreneurs, February 19, 2015

  • Euler Hermes Country Review: Cuba

  • BTI Country Report Cuba, 2014

  • How Will the U.S. Benefit From relations With Cuba? Bloomberg, January 16, 2015 (vidio)

  • Brookings, What Lessons Does the Opening of the German Democratic Republic in 1990 Teach US About the U.S. Opening to Cuba? December 23, 2014

  • Richard Feinberg, Brookings, Cuba's Foreign Investment Invitation: Insights into Internal Struggles

  • Richard Fineberg and Ted Piccone, Cuba's Economic Change in Comparative Perspective, November 6, 2014

  • Richard Feinberg and Ted Piccone, eds., Cuba's Economic Change in Comparative Perspective, Brookings, November 2014 (book)

  • Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Institutional Changes of Cuba's Economic-Social Reforms, August 2014

  • Harold Trinkunas, The Cuba-Venezuela Alliance: The Beginning of the End? Brookings, June 2014


  • Ecuador: Country Report

  • Ecuador BTI Ecuador Country Report

  • Ecuador, Eulor Hermes Country Report


  • Brookings, Resolving Displacement After Disasters: Insights from Haiti, March 14, 2014

  • BTI Haiti Country Report 2014


  • Harold Trinkunas, Why is Honduras So Violent Brookings, October 1, 2015

  • Euler Hermes Honduras Country Report

  • BTI Honduras Country Report 2014


  • BTI Mexico Country Report, 2014

  • Euler Hermes Mexico Country Report

    Mexico Country Report, Rabobank, October 30, 2014

  • Adrian Lajous, Mexican Energy Reform, Colombia Center on Global Energy Policy, June 2014

  • Pamela Starr, Mexico's Problematic Reforms, Current History, February 2014

  • Mexico Shows resilience in a Complex Global Environment, IMF Survey, November 17, 2015 -- key challenge: fostering financial deepening while safeguarding financial stability

  • IMF, Mexico Title IV Consultation November 2015

  • IMF, Four Things you need to know about the Mexican economy, November 17, 2015 (video)

  • Mexico energy law

  • IMF Mexico Selected Issues, November 2014 -- Impacts of the energy reforms.

  • Brookings, Mexico's Secondary Law Provices a Path Forward for New Investments in the Hydrocarbons Sector, June 25, 2014

  • Brookings, How Much is Informality Holding Back Mexico's Economy? June 19, 2014

  • Brookings, Mexico's Education Reforms and Latin America's Struggle to Raise Education Quality, January 23, 2014


  • Euler Hermes Country Report on Nicaragua

  • BTI Country Report Nicaragua, 2014

  • Brookings A Transoceanic Canal for Nicaragua July 9, 2014

    Puerto Rico

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/us/politics/puerto-rico-money-debt.html?_r=0 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/07/opinion/international/let-the-us-treasury-rescue-puerto-rico.html
  • Rabobank Country Report, Puerto Rico


  • Rabobank Uruguay Country Report 2015

  • BTI Country Reeport, Uruguay 2014

  • Euler Hermes country report, Uruguay



  • Harold Trinkunas, Running Out of Time: Dimming Prospects for Reform in Venezuela, Brookings, January 28, 2015

  • David Smilde, The End of chavismo? Current History, February 2015

  • Euler Hermes Country Report Venezuela

  • BTI Venezuela Report 2014

  • Harold Trinkunas, Beyond Venezuela's Default Debate Brookings, September 16, 2014