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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

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


Rising Economic Powers and U.S. Trade Policy

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Mexico,Russia,Turkey

Discusses the challenges presented for U.S. trade policies of China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and Turkey due to their rising trade flows, rapidly growing economies, and greater involvement in World Trade Organization negotiations and dispute settlements.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Rising Economic Powers and the Global Economy: Trends and Issues for Congress

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,India

Describes ongoing shifts in global trade and finance and projected future trends resulting from the emergence and importance of the economies of China, Brazil and India.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Brazil-U.S. Relations

Categories: Brazil,Latin America

This report analyzes Brazil’s political, economic, and social conditions, and how those conditions affect its role in the world and its relationship with the U.S.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center


Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2010

Categories: Brazil,Canada,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,Japan,Korea,Mexico,Russia,Statistics

Examines trends in merchandise exports and imports using data for more than 250 major industry groups and subgroups.  Analyzes overall economic performance and merchandise trade performance, examines shifts in trade among the top five U.S. trade partners, and partners with whom trade is growing significantly.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs in Manufacturing, 2009

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

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.

UNESCO Science Report 2010

Categories: Brazil,China,Education-Higher,India,Science/Technology,Statistics,United Nations

Analyzes the trends and developments that have shaped scientific research, innovation, and higher education over the past five years.  Focuses in particular on how China, India, and Brazil are using their new-found economic power to rapidly acquire technological expertise.  Provides a world tour of the status of science today in various countries and regions of the world.  From the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

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