Trump win could trigger peso plummet

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University, says that Trump’s campaign has alienated Latino voters within the U.S., and sent shocks to the economies of countries like Mexico. Casanova is available for interviews in Spanish. Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile/id/lc683 Casanova says: “Across the border, Donald Trump’s influence has been felt. Every time […]

Cornell experts offer four perspectives on Brexit

Experts in finance, European politics and history from Cornell University react to the U.K.’s vote to withdraw from the European Union. Barry Strauss: Brexit will be a textbook case for years to come of how leadership makes the difference Strauss is an expert on global history, government and conflict, and chair of the department of […]

Impeaching Brazil’s President Rousseff opens new era of institutional instability

Kenneth M. Roberts is a professor of government at Cornell University, teaching comparative and Latin America politics, with an emphasis on the political economy of development and the politics of inequality. His most recent work is Changing Course in Latin America: Party Systems in the Neoliberal Era (Cambridge University Press, 2014). In voting to impeach […]

Brazilians demand change, with few political and economic options

This weekend, Brazil saw some of the largest anti-government protests in its history with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators calling for the country’s President Dilma Rousseff to resign. Protesters voiced their frustration against the poor state of the economy, as well as increasing corruption among the political elite. Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging […]

Venezuelan economy facing the perfect storm

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and a member of several taskforces working on Latin America at the World Economic Forum, says Venezuela’s economy is approaching a perfect storm and leaders must be brave enough to find a way out of the crisis. Por favor […]

Macri’s win is a major change for Argentina, and region

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and a member of several taskforces working on Latin America at the World Economic Forum, comments on Mauricio Macri’s victory in Argentina and says the president-elect will need to be fast and forceful with his agenda of change. Casanova […]

Drug arrests reflect corruption in Venezuelan presidency

U.S. federal agents said they detained two members of Venezuelan president Maduro’s family in Haiti on drug trafficking charges. According to news reports the two men are related to Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores. Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and a member of several taskforces […]