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June 7, 2024|Blogs

Mexico, Maize, and Food Sovereignty

Mexico's newly elected president, Claudia Sheinbaum, can reverse President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's anti-innovation policies toward genetically modified maize, and improve the lives of small farmers across Mexico.

May 15, 2024|Blogs

Assessing University-Industry Research Attention in Latin America and the Caribbean

The current scope of University-Industry (U-I) collaboration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) opens opportunities for research to progress in innovative directions.

May 13, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) Regarding Digital Markets and Competition

Regulation in the digital sector should only be necessary to remedy market failure that cannot be addressed by the current legal framework, which simply is not true.

May 2, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to Brazil’s Finance Ministry Regarding Digital Markets Regulation

As Brazil crafts its own Digital Markets Act in the mold of the EU’s, it should be aware of the potential shortcomings and unsubstantiated advantages associated with such wide-ranging economic regulation within the digital market landscape.

April 22, 2024|Reports & Briefings

LATAM Health Champions, 2024

Innovation plays a critical role in improving public health and in overcoming global health challenges. The call for LATAM Health Champions, which ran from February 5 to March 5, 2024, received more than 60 applications proposing innovative health solutions to a wide range of health challenges. Here, the top 20 are highlighted.

April 22, 2024|Blogs

Fact of the Week: Internet Access Reduced Women’s Job Losses in Latin America During COVID-19

A recent working paper found that women in Latin America and the Caribbean with internet access had a 5 percent lower rate of job pre-pandemic job loss and about a 4 percent increase in their labor force participation rate than those without internet.

April 8, 2024|Books & Edited Volumes

Analysis of Weakening or Repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has played a significant role in the development of the Internet. Proposed changes to weaken or repeal it would have a significant economic impact on online services, business users, and consumers.

April 4, 2024|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Innovation Instead of Imitation: Brazil Needs a Brazilian Approach to Digital Markets

Europe’s digital model may not be the best fit for Brazil. Bill 2768/2022, mirroring the EU’s experimental Digital Markets Act, could potentially hinder innovation rather than ignite it. Brazil’s digital landscape calls for a culture of innovation, not borrowed blueprints of unnecessary intervention.

April 1, 2024|Blogs

How Political Transitions Affect Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies

A new research paper has found that calls for scientific research funding in Colombia increased over a 15-year period despite transitions in political control of the country’s government.

January 29, 2024|Reports & Briefings

Assessing the Dominican Republic’s Readiness to Play a Greater Role in Global Semiconductor and PCB Value Chains

The Dominican Republic is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, offers perhaps the most attractive business environment in Latin America, and is a leading candidate for nearshored investments in advanced manufacturing activity—particularly for electronics such as printed circuit boards (PCBs) and the assembly, test, and packaging (ATP) of semiconductors.

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