At the beginning of February, trade diplomats from the European Union and the United States will gather in Brussels for the eighth time for negotiations of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It is reported that the heavily debated rules pertaining to investor protection will be on the agenda at the [Read more]
The pressure is on the U.S. and Japan to show leadership in the construction of this new order.
The recently concluded, first-ever ministerial-level talks between China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States was an occasion that neither China nor Latin America took lightly. Despite it being a ministerial-level meeting, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an appearance to give an extended speech, [Read more]
The decision to re-establish diplomatic relations and open up greater options for financial and commercial exchange between the United States and Cuba, announced by both countries last Dec. 17, will hardly have immediate repercussions in Costa Rica. Nevertheless, if the process manages to proceed normally, if it is [Read more]
“Somos todos americanos!” That slogan will be remembered as a sort of salsa version of “Yes, we can!” This is what can fill the next two years and give a fresh boost to an Obama too often compared to Jimmy Carter.
I would like to observe how this will reverberate through Asia and Japan.
The Sao Paolo Forum, which groups leftists, progressives and anti-neoliberals in Latin America and the Caribbean, is celebrating its 20th meeting in Bolivia this week. Perhaps the most important meeting to date, it comes at a time marked by important advances of the major powers in the region and the persistent efforts [Read more]