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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Argentina’s Post-Crisis Economic Reform: Challenges for U.S. Policy

Categories: Argentina,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43022.pdf

Discusses Argentina’s approach to resolving economic problems which include refusal to pay international debts, nationalization of foreign assets, and trade protectionism.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Argentina,Brazil,Colombia,Cuba,Foreign Assistance,Haiti,Latin America,Mexico,Venezuela

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42956.pdf

Provides an overview of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean including the Obama Administration’s priorities, examines changes in the region’s economic and political environment, and analyzes various recommendations for U.S. policy from think tanks.  Also covers selected regional and country issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Argentina’s Defaulted Sovereign Debt: Dealing with the Holdouts

Categories: Argentina,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41029.pdf

Discusses the background of the Argentine debt problem, the litigation brought by so-called holdouts from the settlements offered by the country, and the implications for the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Defense Articles and Services Supplied to Foreign Recipients: Restrictions on Their Use

Categories: Argentina,Defense/Military,Foreign Assistance,indonesia,Israel,Laws/Regulations,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R42385.pdf

Explains how the Arms Export Control Act  places restrictions on the use of U.S. supplied defense items and provides examples of U.S. responses to possible violations by Argentina, Israel, Indonesia, and Turkey.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs in Manufacturing, 2009

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ichcc_03082011.pdf

Reports that hourly compensation costs in manufacturing industries in the U.S. in 2009 were lower than in 12 European countries and Australia, but higher than in 20 other major manufacturing countries.  Average hourly compensation costs in manufacturing in the U.S. rose about 4% to $33.53.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

International Labor Comparisons: Country at a Glance

http://www.bls.gov/ilc/country.htm

Offers statistical comparisons of about 36 countries showing worker pay, productivity, unemployment, gross domestic product, and prices (for most countries).  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Federal Debt and the Risk of a Fiscal Crisis

Categories: Argentina,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Greece,Ireland

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/116xx/doc11659/07-27_Debt_FiscalCrisis_Brief.pdf

Argues that federal debt will rise to unsupportable levels unless policymakers restrain the growth of spending, increase revenues significantly, or adopt some combination of the two.  Describes in detail the sequence of events in a fiscal crisis and reviews recent crises in Argentina, Ireland, and Greece From the Congressional Budget Office

Argentina’s Defaulted Sovereign Debt: Dealing with the “Holdouts.”

Categories: Argentina,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R41029_20100702.pdf

Describes background to the current Argentine debt situation including Argentina’s repudiation of the debt repayment, and the 2010 repayment offer.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org

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