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MINT as the New BRICS: New Economic Giants or Just Clever Labelling?

MINT as the New BRICS: New Economic Giants or Just Clever Labelling?

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Latin America in 2014

Latin America in 2014

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Traditional and Non-Traditional Investment Issues in Latin America

Traditional and Non-Traditional Investment Issues in Latin America

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History and Investment Collides in Latin America

History and Investment Collides in Latin America

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The G20 on Syria: Who Represents the Victims of Chemical Attacks?

The G20 on Syria: Who Represents the Victims of Chemical Attacks?

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Mexico Adopts Some Nasty US Habits

Mexico Adopts Some Nasty US Habits

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U.S. Immigration Reform: The Inevitable vs. the Status Quo

U.S. Immigration Reform: The Inevitable vs. the Status Quo

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For Greater Glory (2012)

For Greater Glory (2012)

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Investing in Credibility: The Story of the Americas

Investing in Credibility: The Story of the Americas

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The Era of Excuses in Latin America

The Era of Excuses in Latin America

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Opening Up to the BRICS Generation

Opening Up to the BRICS Generation

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Pena Nieto’s Latest Reform

Pena Nieto’s Latest Reform

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Theories on the Rise of Diabetes in Mexico

Theories on the Rise of Diabetes in Mexico

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On the Road to Pemex Reform

On the Road to Pemex Reform

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ICE Agents Claim Napolitano Forcing Them to Violate U.S. Law–New Immigration Directives Invitation to Terrorists and Cartels

ICE Agents Claim Napolitano Forcing Them to Violate U.S. Law–New Immigration Directives Invitation to Terrorists and Cartels

Staying alive at DHS is a full-time occupation. One slip-up, the chain quivers, the blame starts its downward flow, and if you’re an agent, you’re pulling duty in Pembina, ND, or spending the rest of your working life doodling on a yellow legal pad in an empty room at HQ/DC. So believe me when I tell you that it takes more than a fit of pique to file a legal complaint against DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, as the National Ice Council has done on behalf of eleven agents who believe that recent policy directives on prosecutorial discretion and the Dream directive on deferred action—are forcing them to choose between enforcing immigration and deportation laws passed by the US Congress in 1996 and their professional careers. Christopher Crane, head of the Council, reports that agents who continue to enforce laws currently on the books—ignoring policy directives from the top instructing them neither to apprehend, arrest, or depart aliens who’ve entered the US illegally or who’ve overstayed their visas (even illegals serving time in US prisons for felonies and misdemeanors)—are targets for disciplinary action....

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