Andres Oppenheimer

Andres Oppenheimer

Trump will bring jobs back from Mexico — to be replaced by robots

New studies confirm that President Trump’s claim that he will “make America great again” by bringing jobs back from Mexico is a nationalist-populist hallucination. It’s a political, not economic, plan aimed at consolidating Trump’s base of displaced manufacturing workers in a handful of Midwestern states, which account for a very small percentage of overall U.S. employment.

Andres Oppenheimer

Trump’s ‘trust’ will not avert conflicts of interest

Neither the sudden removal of a giant portrait of President-elect Donald Trump from in front of the Trump tower under construction in Punta del Este, Uruguay, nor Trump’s announcement Wednesday that he will create a trust to hand over the business to his sons, Don and Eric, will avert potential conflicts of interests. We may be headed for the most scandal-ridden U.S. presidential period ever.

Andres Oppenheimer

Yes, the world is becoming a better place

Maybe 2016 will be remembered as one of the craziest years in recent memory, with the wild U.S. presidential campaign, the upset victory of Donald Trump, Brexit in Britain and other unexpected world events. But if you look at trends over the past two centuries, the world is becoming a better place.

Andres Oppenheimer

Castro’s death may not trigger economic recovery in Cuba

Fidel Castro’s death may allow President Raúl Castro to speed up his timid economic reforms, but Cuba faces its worst economic crisis in many years because of falling Venezuelan oil shipments, falling commodity prices and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to “terminate” the recent U.S. opening to the island.

About Andres Oppenheimer

Andres Oppenheimer

@oppenheimera

Andres Oppenheimer is a syndicated columnist, and anchor of the TV Show "Oppenheimer Presenta." He is a member of the Miami Herald team that won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize.

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Oppenheimer: Fidel a coward for not allowing political challenge

Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer comments on the death of the former Cuban president.
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Oppenheimer: Fidel a coward for not allowing political challenge

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Video: Oppenheimer Report: Macri victory changes the political map in Latin America

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