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economics | by Mike Derham | 03 Mar, 2004 at 01:49 PM | comments (0) | trackback (0)
Emminent economist (and Clinton-era Treasury policy guru) Brad DeLong has an essay on capital flows that was in today's Reforma. Thus those of us who still wish to be card-carrying flag-waving advocates for international capital mobility are reduced to two and only two arguments. First, and most important, capital controls...
caribbean | by Mike Derham | 23 Feb, 2004 at 06:51 PM | comments (0) | trackback (0)
So since I last mentioned it, Haiti has moved further along in what has developed into a serious crisis. The second largest city, Cap-Haitien has fallen into rebel hands. The US has sent a FAST Company to protect the embassy, and that is likely all that we will send. The...
brazil | by Mike Derham | 23 Feb, 2004 at 11:19 AM | comments (3) | trackback (0)
Over the weekend both Marcelo and Cláudio put up interesting posts about how Argentina and Brazil have responsibility for their fiscal straits, in large part because of the failure of the political/economic elite to (as Marcelo put it) "act like a damn elite." While I agree with them, an article in today's Wall Street Journal gives creedence to the other side of the story.
mexico | by Mike Derham | 10 Feb, 2004 at 01:53 PM | comments (0) | trackback (0)
In addition to his wife's public travails, Mexico's Vincente Fox recently was recently caught out in an akward position: the braceros raised the stakes to get further attention to their cause....
mexico | by Mike Derham | 09 Feb, 2004 at 03:16 PM | comments (0) | trackback (0)
The First Couple of Mexico has been in the news lately, both in ways that I'm sure they rather not be. I'll talk about Marta Sahagún de Fox, the First Lady, because -after all- etiquette requires ladies first:...
caribbean | by Mike Derham | 09 Feb, 2004 at 10:25 AM | comments (1) | trackback (0)
One of the limitations to my view (and I think the view of lots of others) of Latin America is that I only look at the region through the prisms of English, Portuguese, and Spanish. So I haven't been paying attention to the situation in Haiti. But this Reuters article...
bolivia | by Mike Derham | 04 Feb, 2004 at 06:21 PM | comments (1) | trackback (0)
Slate will have dispaches for the rest of the week from a reporter travelling through Bolivia. Today's dispatch is from Chaparé, and is a good micro-level look at the economic sources of the popular discontent in that region:...
blog | by Mike Derham | 04 Feb, 2004 at 03:47 PM | comments (1) | trackback (0)
Regular readers will notice a slightly different feel to the Southern Exposure website. We've tried to reflect comments y'all have made about the site to make it a bit more easier to find your way around & read. Please let us know how you feel about the new site, either...
brazil | by Mike Derham | 02 Feb, 2004 at 10:08 AM | comments (0) | trackback (0)
Jeffrey Sachs, the global development guru had an op-ed piece in Friday's Miami Herald praising both Lula and Fernando Henrique Cardoso in providing the leadership necessary to help Brazil weather the economic crises of 1999 and 2002:...
mexico | by Mike Derham | 23 Jan, 2004 at 04:37 PM | comments (24) | trackback (0)
As a transition from previous posts about Mexico that were just about immigration, I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at chilango (and elsewhere in the country) developments of the past week. A quick look then, at the week in cross-border issues, political realignment, and doughnuts, all...
Doubts About Bush Immigration Plan
politics | by Mike Derham | 12 Jan, 2004 at 01:26 PM | comments (52) | trackback (0)
A quick follow-up to the previous post on the Bush administration's announced proposal to allow illegal immigrants in the US to register as temporary workers shows that the proposal has been received with some skepticism....
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politics | by Mike Derham | 07 Jan, 2004 at 10:53 AM | comments (79) | trackback (0)
The New York Times and the Washington Post both have front page articles unveiling Bush's new temporary worker plan to document illegal immigrants. If you listen quietly, you can hear Vincente Fox dancing with joy....
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