Weekly Update: Latin America and the Caribbean

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Caroline Scullin, cscullin@cipe.org, 202-721-9200

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Bolivia – Fundación Milenio released its weekly economic analysis bulletin, featuring an analysis of the negative effects that the increase of state-owned businesses has on foreign investment. These economic analysis bulletins form part of CIPE’s and Milenio’s efforts to cultivate a more informed citizenship in the area of economic policy. They are available for download in Spanish on Milenio’s website

Mexico – The Center of Research for Development (CIDAC) published a new edition of “Semana Política” its weekly policy analysis brief. In this week’s brief, CIDAC discussed several topics: the quality of public consultation in Mexico, anti-hunger policies, access to public information and insecurity in the capital. The publications are available in Spanish on CIDAC’swebsite.

Regional – This week on the CIPE-supported RevistaPerspectiva.com: Research Assistant at the Political and Strategy Observatory of Latin America in Colombia Mauricio Palma Gutiérrez provides an analysis of the migration patterns in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2012;Executive Director at the Latin American Center for Political Studie in Ecuador Sebastián Mantilla and Director at the PAIS Alliance Movement (Rafael Correa’s political party) in Ecuador María Luisa Maldonado offer their perspectives on Correa's decision to take leave from presidency to campaign; and Academic Director at the Political and Strategy Observatory of Latin America in Colombia Andrés Molano Rojas evaluates the limits of non-intervention in Colombia.

Venezuela – CIPE partner the Center for Dissemination of Economic Knowledge (CEDICE) organized a roundtable event on “The Rule of Law, Constitution, and Legal Realities in Venezuela.” José Vicente Haro and Luis Alfonso Herrera, experts on Constitutional Law in Venezuela, led the discussion on the implications that recent interpretations of the Constitution have on the rule of law, the decisions of citizens, and the socio-economic affairs of Venezuela. Forty National Assembly staffers, lawyers, representatives of political parties, and students attended the event. The event was covered by media outlets, including Noticiero Digital and Globovisión. CEDICE also published its most recent cost-benefit analysis on legislation regulating the sale of automobiles.

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