Hemisphere Highlights Volume IX Issue 9 - December 2010


Mexico hosts the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Haiti holds presidential and legislative elections, marked by irregularities. Costa Rica appeals to the International Court of Justice in a border dispute with Nicaragua.  The former president of Colombia continues to clash with the Colombian Supreme Court.  Colombia and Ecuador agree to reestablish full diplomatic ties.  The Brazilian government tackles the war on drugs in surprising ways.  Emigration from Brazil increases despite a growing economy and a record number of new jobs created at home.  Events in November strain relations between the government of Bolivia and the Bolivian Catholic Church.

Katherine E. Bliss
Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center

Peter DeShazo, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Caitlin Watson, Jessica Carlton, Jakub Liskowiak, Heather Hutchison, Patricia Kehoe, Phillip McLean