Chair - Chile, Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee

  • Save the Date - Online Meet-and-Greet with the DA Hispanic Caucus

    On November 2nd, the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus will be hosting an online meet and greet with leaders and other members of the caucus. Please join us for an opportunity to get your Hispanic Caucus questions answered, hear from the caucus' leaders, and learn more about what the Hispanic Caucus does and has planned heading into 2020. Although this meeting is primarily for Hispanic Caucus members to have an opportunity to engage in conversation with others in the caucus, all Democrats Abroad members are welcome to attend

    Este 2 de noviembre el Caucus Hispano de los Demócratas en el Extranjero sostendrá una reunión en línea para que los líderes y otros miembros del caucus puedan conocerse y saludarse. Solicitamos que usted se conecte para tener oportunidad de recibir respuestas a sus preguntas sobre el Caucus Hispano, escuchar a los líderes del caucus, y saber más sobre lo que el Caucus Hispano hace y planea para 2020. Aunque esta reunión es principalmente para que los miembros del Caucus Hispano tengan una oportunidad de conversar con otros en el caucus, todos los miembros de los Demócratas en el Extranjero son bienvenidos a participar.

    Hear from the caucus’ leaders on what's been happening, what's to come, and how to get more involved with caucus activities. Bring any questions you may have to the meeting!

    Escuche a los líderes del caucus sobre lo que ha estado sucediendo, lo que está por venir, y cómo incorporarse a las actividades del caucus. ¡Traiga cualquier pregunta que tenga a la reunión!

    When/Cuándo:

    November 2, 2019 at 3 PM - 4 PM (U.S. Eastern time)

    2 de noviembre, 2019, de 3 PM a 4 PM (Tiempo del Este de los Estados Unidos)

    Where/Dónde:

    Online via the Webex conferencing platform. A link to join the call will be sent out to those persons who RSVP in the space provided below. (Tip: Make sure you are logged in to the Democrats Abroad web site first.)

    En línea, a través de la plataforma de conferencias de Webex. Una liga para entrar a la llamada será enviado a aquellas personas que reserven para asistir en el espacio provisto debajo (Primero asegúrese de haber accedido con su nombre de usuario al sitio web de los Demócratas en el Extranjero).

    Contact/Contacto:

    Any questions can be directed to: HispanicCaucus@democratsabroad.org

    Cualquier pregunta puede ser dirigida a: HispanicCaucus@democratsabroad.org

    WHEN
    November 02, 2019 at 3pm
    WHERE
    Webex
    15 First St SE
    Washington DC, DC 20004
    United States
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  • published Trump’s Trade and Tariffs Deals in News 2019-07-12 01:30:31 -0400

    Trump’s Trade and Tariffs Deals: Disastrous for Americans Abroad, Local and Global Impact

    By: Bernardo Javalquinto, Ph.D.

    Virtually every nation which began as a colony and gained independence has benefitted from having an open economy, as opposed to those opting for closed, “protectionist” trade policies. There is a mountain of evidence demonstrating that closed economies carry a number of problems which negatively affect their citizens, and many are unaware that the damage is not only applicable to the wealthy and powerful but rather extends to its working-class citizenry on a local level. In the case of the Trump Administration, every day that passes takes us one step closer to a closed economy, and Americans living abroad are seeing first-hand the global damage being done by the U.S. threatening new tariffs and striving for unilateral trade demands.

    Let’s be clear: a wide range of respected economists agree that Trump’s tariffs will hurt most Americans. The United States was – and still is – interdependent with the global economy. Despite the financial crisis of the Depression era, it taught us many lessons about economics, markets, trade, and tariffs. The United States has traditionally thrived in being one of the most prosperous industrialized nations but now risks remaining economically competitive and reminds us of the threats brought on by the Depression era.

    Incredibly, the President’s policies reverse America’s long, slow shift towards a more open economy. Economists, the Democratic Party, and the American people fully realize what the Trump Administration is currently doing on trade and tariffs. Mr. Trump believes he is all-knowledgeable on business deals, but it is clear his business experience has led to policies which are beneficial to the top 1 percent of income earners and Wall Street, and not the workers and families of Main Street.

    Furthermore, as the Trump Administration pushes us further toward a closed economy, its trade policies will inevitably continue to affect other issues such as migration. The administration is already indirectly raising the cost of goods and services through tariffs, but basic economics tells us that when prices start to rise, inflation follows suit. This is significant because the purchasing power of the American people is decreased nowadays due to the fact that prices are higher for imported goods and services. As economists, academics, and others who understand what is currently happening by the Trump Administration have warned us of an economic slowdown, it is imperative that we act now to avoid the emotional strain of America’s families having to somehow get by on worse trade deals and tariffs. Protectionist economies do not allow for fair economic competition to maintain a balance in prices; it only creates an extremely nationalist economy that is not able to compete with other free-market economies to become more efficient, more innovative, and maintain sustainable growth over time.

    Not surprisingly, absent from the administration’s trade playbook is how it intends on helping the lowest-earning Americans from being affected by teasing new tariffs which would undoubtedly further discourage international cooperation. Meanwhile, the administration continues to negotiate trade deals behind closed doors on behalf of corporate America while America’s labor leaders are patiently waiting to see any shred of evidence where the administration is serious about including 21st-century worker protections.

    To summarize, this administration is creating 3:00 A.M. policies on Twitter and not having a serious discussion with the American people in explaining the rationale for aggressive tariffs which will hurt Americans both domestically and abroad. This administration continues to not be transparent in detailing trade plans despite Mr. Trump claiming to have “unprecedented” negotiating skills. And while this administration’s rhetoric is about promoting the protection of American workers, evidence shows that the only stakeholders who have the president’s ear are his campaign donors.

    For these reasons, I would invite every U.S. citizen to think about the damage that our country is experiencing with Donald Trump’s trade and tariff policies, unless, of course, America’s citizens are yearning to experience another economic slowdown.

     

    Dr. Bernardo Javalquinto is an economist, a member of the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee, and the Chair of Democrats Abroad Chile.


  • Trump’s Trade and Tariffs Deals: Disastrous for Americans Abroad, Local and Global Impact

    By: Bernardo Javalquinto, Ph.D.

    Virtually every nation which began as a colony and gained independence has benefitted from having an open economy, as opposed to those opting for closed, “protectionist” trade policies. There is a mountain of evidence demonstrating that closed economies carry a number of problems which negatively affect their citizens, and many are unaware that the damage is not only applicable to the wealthy and powerful but rather extends to its working-class citizenry on a local level. In the case of the Trump Administration, every day that passes takes us one step closer to a closed economy, and Americans living abroad are seeing first-hand the global damage being done by the U.S. threatening new tariffs and striving for unilateral trade demands.

    Let’s be clear: a wide range of respected economists agree that Trump’s tariffs will hurt most Americans. The United States was – and still is – interdependent with the global economy. Despite the financial crisis of the Depression era, it taught us many lessons about economics, markets, trade, and tariffs. The United States has traditionally thrived in being one of the most prosperous industrialized nations but now risks remaining economically competitive and reminds us of the threats brought on by the Depression era.

    Incredibly, the President’s policies reverse America’s long, slow shift towards a more open economy. Economists, the Democratic Party, and the American people fully realize what the Trump Administration is currently doing on trade and tariffs. Mr. Trump believes he is all-knowledgeable on business deals, but it is clear his business experience has led to policies which are beneficial to the top 1 percent of income earners and Wall Street, and not the workers and families of Main Street.

    Furthermore, as the Trump Administration pushes us further toward a closed economy, its trade policies will inevitably continue to affect other issues such as migration. The administration is already indirectly raising the cost of goods and services through tariffs, but basic economics tells us that when prices start to rise, inflation follows suit. This is significant because the purchasing power of the American people is decreased nowadays due to the fact that prices are higher for imported goods and services. As economists, academics, and others who understand what is currently happening by the Trump Administration have warned us of an economic slowdown, it is imperative that we act now to avoid the emotional strain of America’s families having to somehow get by on worse trade deals and tariffs. Protectionist economies do not allow for fair economic competition to maintain a balance in prices; it only creates an extremely nationalist economy that is not able to compete with other free-market economies to become more efficient, more innovative, and maintain sustainable growth over time.

    Not surprisingly, absent from the administration’s trade playbook is how it intends on helping the lowest-earning Americans from being affected by teasing new tariffs which would undoubtedly further discourage international cooperation. Meanwhile, the administration continues to negotiate trade deals behind closed doors on behalf of corporate America while America’s labor leaders are patiently waiting to see any shred of evidence where the administration is serious about including 21st-century worker protections.

    To summarize, this administration is creating 3:00 A.M. policies on Twitter and not having a serious discussion with the American people in explaining the rationale for aggressive tariffs which will hurt Americans both domestically and abroad. This administration continues to not be transparent in detailing trade plans despite Mr. Trump claiming to have “unprecedented” negotiating skills. And while this administration’s rhetoric is about promoting the protection of American workers, evidence shows that the only stakeholders who have the president’s ear are his campaign donors.

    For these reasons, I would invite every U.S. citizen to think about the damage that our country is experiencing with Donald Trump’s trade and tariff policies, unless, of course, America’s citizens are yearning to experience another economic slowdown.

     

    Dr. Bernardo Javalquinto is an economist, a member of the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee, and the Chair of Democrats Abroad Chile.


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Chair - Chile, Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee