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    Debt and Politics in Puerto Rico

    As Congress considered a Puerto Rican debt restructuring bill, policy analysts talked about how to solve the island’s financial problems. They discussed their preferred actions from Congress, the…

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    Political and Economic Challenges in Brazil

    Panelists talked about Brazil’s economic and political challenges, including the turmoil facing Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and the potential for her impeachment. “Can Dilma Weather the…

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    Mexican Politics and Economy

    Professor Denise Dresser and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Jim Jones talked about the politics and economy of Mexico, including allegations of corruption and mismanagement against the government of…

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    U.S.-Cuba Relations

    A panel of U.S.-Cuba experts discussed the impending normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, what led to the change, and what reaction from congressional lawmakers and the…

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    Politics and Economy of Venezuela

    Panelists talked about Venezuela’s political, economic, and social challenges under President Nicolas Maduro and the country’s relationship with other nations. Topics included President…

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    Venezuela Under President Maduro

    Panelists talked about the Venezuelan economy and politics of the country under its new leader, Nicolas Maduro. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    U.S. Elections and Latin America

    Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy opportunities regarding immigration, trade agreements, economic cooperation, and drug policy. They…

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    Panel on Border Security

    Panelists talked about U.S. border security. Topics included improving border security, illegal immigration and violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, and border security along the northern…

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