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2016: Living with Uncertainty

Antonio O. Garza (Ambassador to Mexico, 2002-2009)

Cross-posted from Ambassador Garza’s January 2016 newsletter.

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We are nearly a month into 2016 and it’s already clear that we’ve inherited much of 2015’s tumult and uncertainty. 730 more words

Foreign Policy

Continents

It’s interesting how where you grow up and the education you receive shapes your world view.  I grew up here in Pittsburgh, but married someone from Latin America.   551 more words

The US and Russia Face to Face as Ice Curtain

The US and Russia Face to Face as Ice Curtain. YaleGlobal. Humphrey Hawksley. November 5, 2015.

The U.S. defense budget for 2014 is more than double that of Russia and China’s combined. 143 more words

United States

Global Threats, Friends in the Neighborhood

Antonio O. Garza (Ambassador to Mexico, 2002-2009)

Cross-posted from Ambassador Garza’s December 2015 newsletter.

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This time of the year should be filled with joy and peace, but it is hard to see much of either reflected in the recent headlines. 579 more words

Foreign Policy

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade. Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jayson Beckman. September 3, 2015.

The study examines the main factors affecting the demand and supply of biofuels; shifts in biofuel production, consumption, and policy; and trends in biofuel trade, focusing on the United States, Brazil, and the EU. 41 more words

Global

I'm American too! Are you sure?

The History of the Name of America

This is the intricate history of how the United States of America has appropriated a name that belongs to a whole continent also due to European media and ‘intellectual elites’. 4,357 more words

America

Mexico: Pushing Past Pessimism

Antonio O. Garza (Ambassador to Mexico, 2002-2009)

Cross-posted from Ambassador Garza’s September 2015 newsletter.

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With drug kingpin El Chapo’s escape from a maximum-security prison and a disappointing first-round energy auction, Mexico’s summer was far from idyllic. 526 more words

Western Hemisphere