December 29, 2013

4 Global Stories You May Have Missed in 2013

Scoblete & Sullivan, Global Public Square

The Associated Press

There was no shortage of eye-grabbing global headlines in 2013. The Catholic Church chose a new Pope. China and Russia flexed their muscles. The U.S. and Iran, meanwhile, took a step back from the brink of what looked like a potentially explosive confrontation. But while these stories commanded an ample share of media attention, we’ve found four significant stories that may have slipped under your radar.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Myanmar, Mexico, Global Economy

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

December 23, 2013
You Need to Worry About the Global Economy
David Dapice, Yale Global
MEDFORD: As the year that saw the world's strongest economy brought to the precipice of a default comes to a close, and many wonder if 2014 promises more stability? Judging by most forecasts, including that of the International... more ››
December 30, 2013
2014: Is This Latin America's Big Year?
Alexa McMahon, National Interest
The 1980s were unkind to Latin America. Surging drug violence, economic turmoil, and a staggering debt crisis all led to our southern neighbors’ “lost decade”. Yet since the 2000s, things have been... more ››
December 25, 2013
Mexico Showed the Way in 2013
Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald
It is too early to tell whether Mexico's 2013 reforms will indeed turn the country into the new star of the emerging world. Much of it will depend on whether Peña Nieto is able to keep the new laws from being watered down... more ››
December 19, 2013
Mexico's Game-Changing Oil Reform
Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld
Make no mistake: Peña Nieto's historic energy law is a true game changer, both for Mexico and for international energy markets. Duncan Wood, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, has called it "the most... more ››
December 17, 2013
Mexico's Reforms: Good, Bad and Ugly
Noriega & Trigos, The American
Mexico’s Congress has delivered an energy reform plan that could alter Mexico’s economic outlook for decades to come, but its populist tax policies and profligate spending threaten the steady growth that Mexico achieved in... more ››