This Week in the Americas

Latin America: Lessons to be Learned
By Laura Carlsen

The rapid-fire changes taking place in Latin America offer some important lessons on globalization, at a time when the historical process seems to be reaching its first major crossroads. These lessons are being overlooked in U.S. policy circles, due to a combination of ideological blind spots and the absorption of the policy community in the dramatic events unfolding in the Middle East.

But to ignore them would be a big mistake. Latin America’s experience