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Trans-Pacific Partnership

April 27, 2016

On October 4, 2015, a historic trade agreement was reached between 12 different countries bordering the Pacific, including the United States, Japan, and the Latin American nations of Chile, Peru, and Mexico. Entitled the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the agreement has culminated with intense rounds of negotiations that have taken place periodically over a seven-year time period.

Place Making in Colonial Guatemala by Considering Today’s Municipal Boundaries

April 27, 2016

The twists and turns of the municipal border of a Spanish colonial pueblo de indiostells a story. The geographic tale began in pre-Columbian political territories and early modern re-thinking of the role of the city and how space imagines and fortifies an ordered citizenry, then continued through clever negotiation of power across class, racial, and ethnic boundaries1. The method for officially designating the municipal border was through surveys.

Argentina's Presidential Election: Which Economic Policy Will Win?

April 27, 2016

This history of Latin American economic development is no secret, especially to the region. Yet it is funny how old policies proven to not work are still valid for a politician to run on as a political platform. In the specific case of Argentina there are two main front-runners in the election, Daniel Scioli from the FPV (Frente Para la Victoria) and Mauricio Macri, leader of Propuesta Republicana and of the Cambiemos party. The two parties have differing economic views.

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