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Jun 29, 2015
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Brazil needs Dilma 2.0 to shine on U.S. visit

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has one core task to achieve on her visit to New York next week. The statist policies of her first term, together with falling commodity prices, helped tank Latin America’s biggest economy. She has adopted a more market-friendly persona during the first six months of her second term – but U.S. investors need convincing it’s real.

May 22, 2015
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Review: Modernizing Mexico, one feud at a time

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Two Mexicos often seem to coexist, one an insular land of hard-to-kill monopolies in politics and business, the other more outward-looking, embracing modernity, competition and even the United States. In his autobiography, “Amarres perros,” prominent academic and former Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda recounts a life spent trying to bring the second Mexico to the fore.

May 22, 2015
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Review: Modernizing Mexico, one feud at a time

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Two Mexicos often seem to coexist, one an insular land of hard-to-kill monopolies in politics and business, the other more outward-looking, embracing modernity, competition and even the United States. In his autobiography, “Amarres perros,” prominent academic and former Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda recounts a life spent trying to bring the second Mexico to the fore.

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