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“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed….”

“To remain secure and prosperous themselves, wealthy nations must extend the kind of cooperation to the less fortunate members that will inspire hope, confidence and progress.”

– President Dwight D. Eisenhower

OUR IMPACT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: FINANCIAL REFORM IN COLOMBIA AND BRAZIL

Colombia’s Minister of Housing has big plans for ending a cash-infused economy  Access to affordable personal loans makes weathering financial challenges possible in Brazil Thiago Alvarez (Brazil ’14) started an online platform to make personal financial management possible for the middle class in São Paulo and beyond. As CEO of Guiabolso, Thiago came on his Eisenhower Fellowship to learn about U.S. financial markets, fintech innovations and other tools that he could bring back to Brazil. The result was making personal …

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OUR IMPACT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: BRAZIL AND PERU

Strengthening the public sector in Brazil Brazil has more than 12 million civil servants. According to a 2017 research study, Brazil is the world’s second least satisfied country regarding the quality of public service. In spite of this, the Brazilian Government has no assessments or data regarding its civil service engagement, and does not consider this problem to be part of the public agenda. Eisenhower Fellow Eloy Oliveira (Brazil ’19), CEO of Instituto República, an organization focused on promoting professional …

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ECONOMIST INCREASING GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND GROWTH FOR THE HEART OF NORTH AMERICA

El Paso, Texas An economist specializing in international trade and leading a university-based research center, Patrick Schaefer (USA/Zhi-Xing ’18) forged a partnership with China’s premier government think tank, the Shanghai International Shipping Institute. Patrick’s center — the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness at the University of Texas, El Paso — produced research for the Shipping Institute that put the bi-national Paso del Norte region (which includes Texas, New Mexico and northern regions in Mexico) on the map as a major …

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