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Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Panama earlier this month following the G-20 Summit. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Panamanian youths greeted him at Tocumen International Airport. // Photo: Panamanian Government.

Are Ties With China Paying off for Latin America?

What costs will Latin American countries face in exchange for China’s support, and what are China’s main goals in extending its influence in the region?

Ricardo Barrios, Jorge Heine, Andrea M. Ewart, Ray Walser

The Dialogue Celebrates Its Co-Chairs

On December 12, 2018, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a special reception to celebrate our outgoing co-chairs, Ambassador Carla A. Hills and President Ernesto Zedillo. 

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USMCA and Latin American Energy Diplomacy Under a New US Congress

November’s midterm elections altered the balance of power in Washington, and the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, which will mean new chairs on key committees, will play an important role in shaping US energy diplomacy and energy markets in the Western Hemisphere. At an event co-hosted by…

Nate Graham, Chris Kambhu

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Editor’s Picks: Top Content from the Latin America Advisor 2018

The Latin America Advisor’s editorial team has produced more than 300 editions of the publication this year for subscribers at many of the world’s most respected companies, as well as leading universities and government agencies on four continents. We’re delighted to share a dozen issues our team felt covered especially important developments during 2018, a remarkable year for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Erik Brand

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Alternativas para evitar el éxodo centroamericano

En el contexto de la caravana de migrantes hondureños parados en Tijuana, el nuevo gobierno de México, encabezado por Andrés Manuel López Obrador, ha propuesto una estrategia regional con Estados Unidos y los países centroamericanos para generar empleos y fortalecer procesos productivos

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

George H.W. Bush: Ambitious Agenda for the Americas

In Latin America, Bush will be most remembered for his trade initiatives. These were his most consequential and enduring contributions to Inter-American relations.

Peter Hakim

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Mexico’s Supreme Court in November overturned a law that formalized the use of troops to fight gangs. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Should Mexican Troops Keep Fighting Cartels?

Is López Obrador’s plan to form a National Guard to combat organized crime a good idea?

Monica de Bolle, Gonzalo Escribano, Amanda Mattingly, Raúl Benítez Manaut

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La educación en Argentina: Una realidad incómoda

Durante el X Foro de Calidad Educativa, celebrado el 9 de noviembre en Buenos Aires, Ariel Fiszbein del Programa de Educación del Diálogo Interamericano presentó el Informe de Progreso Educativo de Argentina, el cual analiza el estado de la educación argentina con el propósito de visibilizar los principales desafíos educativos de la nación y presentar recomendaciones para abordarlos.

Maria Oviedo

Presentations ˙ ˙ X Foro de Calidad Educativa: Innovar para Aprender

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Chinese Infrastructure in LAC: Perceptions and Realities

On November 14th, the Inter-American Dialogue convened a panel of experts to discuss current trends and prospects of Chinese infrastructure development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event was moderated by Margaret Myers, director of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Asia & Latin America Program.

Arianis Blanco

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The Unfinished Business of Mexico’s Energy Reform

Mexico’s 2013 energy reform has led to pledges of almost $200 billion of private investment and renewable power auctions garnering bids to provide electricity at record-low prices. The Mexican government should continue to build on the successes of the reform, César Hernández, former Mexican undersecretary for electricity, and Jorge Castilla, managing director for Mexico at Accenture, said at an event hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue, the Embassy of Mexico, and the Energy Policy Research Foundation.

Nate Graham

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