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Monday, June 11, 2012

Mexico and Next Week's G20 Leaders Summit, plus the B20

The Heinrich Böll Foundation

E-Newsletter essays and commentary include:

Geopolitical Perspectives on the G20, Carlos Heredia, Director of International Studies at CIDE (Mexico), provides a sweeping history of the evolution of the power blocs within the G20, the challenges facing global governance, and the performance of the Mexican government in addressing these challenges at the upcoming Summit.

Selected Highlights of B20 Draft Recommendations to the G20, Aldo Caliari of the Center of Concern (USA) and Nancy Alexander of the Heinrich Böll Foundation - No. America describe the close relationship between the Business 20 and G20 and present the B20's recommendations for policies related to food security, green growth, climate finance, employment, and trade and investment.

The G20 and the Problem of Unemployment, Alberto Arroyo Picard of the Autonomous Metropolitan University and the network RMALC (Mexico) describes the problems with Mexico's economic model, including high unemployment, and compares the diagnoses and prescriptions for these problems provided by the Business 20 and the Labor 20.

Mexico's Track Record: A Cautionary Example for the G20, Manuel Perez-Rocha of the Institute for Policy Studies (USA) describes the performance of the Mexican government in each of the priority areas addressed by the G20: economic growth and job creation; financial stability; financial exclusion and food security; and sustainable development.

Also see: Introduction; Must Read; Knowledge Box; miscellaneous information.


"G20 Update: A Wedding of the G20 and the B20?," E-Newsletter - June 2012, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin

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