Impeachment or Resignation: Presidents Trump and Temer’s Dilemma

The two largest countries in the western hemisphere are in the midst of presidential crises. In Brazil, where crisis has been the norm for nearly three years, allegations and evidence of corruption have led to renewed calls for President Michel Temer's impeachment or resignation. In the United States, the investigation into Russian interference with the … Continue reading Impeachment or Resignation: Presidents Trump and Temer’s Dilemma

NAFTA Renegotiation Looms Large Over Booming Mexican Auto Industry

The Mexican automotive sector hit a high water mark this March in terms of production, exportation, and domestic sales. The Mexican Automotive Industry Association, la Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz (AMIA), reported that production, exports, and domestic sales were up 36.2%, 32.7%, and 17.2%, respectively, in March 2017 as compared to March 2016. The … Continue reading NAFTA Renegotiation Looms Large Over Booming Mexican Auto Industry

Odebrecht Corruption Scandal

One of the largest international corruption scandals is unfolding across Latin America. At its center are a Brazilian construction dynasty and a story of bribery at the highest levels of government that has become all too familiar in Latin America's largest country. Overview On December 21, 2016, the United States Justice Department announced that Odebrecht, … Continue reading Odebrecht Corruption Scandal

Future of Arizona-Mexico Trade in Limbo

After Trump's inauguration on Friday, there is no doubt where he stands on trade: "Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our … Continue reading Future of Arizona-Mexico Trade in Limbo