Analysis

How Should Oil Exporters Diversify Their Economies?

Have any countries in Latin America been particularly successful at diversifying their economies?

Claudio Loser, Orazio J. Bellettini Cedeño, Francisco X. Swett

Latin America Advisor ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Will Macri Be Able to Make Good on His Promises?

Is Macri’s victory as historic as his supporters suggest? What changes can we anticipate in the first months of his presidency?

Abraham Lowenthal, José Octavio Bordón, Claudio Loser, Mario Rapoport, Andrés Asiain

Latin America Advisor ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Is Latin America Taking on Too Much Debt?

Bond issuance, including sovereign and corporate debt, in Latin America and the Caribbean reached $117 billion in the first 10 months of 2016, $37 billion more than for all of 2015, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said in a Dec. 2 report. What does the higher amount of bonds issued this year say about the health of the region’s economies?

Claudio Loser, José Gonzáles, David Ross

Latin America Advisor ˙

Is Macri Trying to Do Too Much, Too Soon in Argentina?

Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s government started negotiations Jan. 13 with creditors to end the country’s protracted dispute over repaying bondholders, which stems from Argentina’s massive 2001 default.

Claudio Loser, Mario Rapoport, Julio Darío Burdman

Latin America Advisor ˙

Why Have Argentina and the U.S. Teamed Up on Tax Evasion?

The United States will expedite the process of sharing tax information with Argentina in an effort to combat money laundering and address tax evasion through increased information sharing, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced last month during a trip to Buenos Aires. Argentines are estimated to hold some $500 billion…

Claudio Loser, Miguel Kiguel, Eduardo Amadeo

Latin America Advisor ˙

Is Argentina’s Macri Handling the Economy Well?

On Aug. 23, the Argentine government’s statistics agency, INDEC, announced an unemployment rate of 9.3 percent, a full percentage point higher than experts projected, according to Bloomberg News. However, earlier in the month, the agency released a report showing that inflation had slowed significantly from 4.2 percent in May to 2 percent in July. How well as the administration of President Mauricio Macri, now in office for more than eight months, been handling the economy?

Claudio Loser, Gabrielle Trebat, Andrés Asiain, Mario Rapoport

Latin America Advisor ˙

Where Is Uruguay’s Economy Headed?

How important are ties with Argentina to Uruguay’s economic outlook? Will investment-grade status bring Uruguay the benefits it expects?

Claudio Loser, Christian Daude, Graciana del Castillo

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What Should the New President of the IDB Prioritize?

Brazil’s candidate to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ilan Goldfajn, won Sunday’s election in the first round of voting. What factors contributed to Goldfajn’s victory, and what attributes does he bring to the job? The Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor asked five experts for their views on the topic.

Isabel de Saint Malo, Peter Hakim, Bruno Binetti, Claudio Loser, Ruben Olmos

Latin America Advisor ˙

Even though Argentina and the International Monetary Fund have been discussing a debt restructuring for a year and a half, there is still no agreement, Finance Minister Martín Guzmán said recently. // File Photo: Argentine Government.

Will Argentina Be Able to Reach a Deal With the IMF?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Argentina’s debt restructuring efforts with the IMF.

Claudio Loser, Kezia McKeague, Alberto Ramos, Alberto Bernal

Latin America Advisor ˙

Analysts are expecting Latin America’s regional economy to grow about 6 percent this year. // File Photo: QuoteInspector.com.

How Much Will Latin America’s Economies Grow in 2022?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the 2022 economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alicia Bárcena, Claudio Loser, Alfredo Coutiño, Alberto M. Ramos

Latin America Advisor ˙

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How Quickly Can Latin America’s Economies Recover?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the economic outlook for the region this year.

Alicia Bárcena, Claudio Loser, Alfredo Coutiño, Pablo Heidrich, Edgardo Sternberg

Latin America Advisor ˙

A job fair in Mexico’s Guerrero state is pictured.

What Might Latin America’s Economic Recovery Look Like?

Experts comment on the economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021 and beyond.

Alicia Bárcena, Claudio Loser, Alfredo Coutiño, Joydeep Mukherji, Vangie Bhagoo-Ramrattan, Dorotea López Giral

Latin America Advisor ˙