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Catalyzing Private Sector Investment in Clean Energy

Representatives from the Inter-American Dialogue and Deloitte welcomed participants and set the stage by emphasizing the importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration in advancing clean energy initiatives. The hosts highlighted the region’s vast renewable energy potential and the necessity of strategic partnerships to unlock these opportunities.

Ashley Rodríguez

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A Fireside Chat with Lourdes Melgar

In anticipation of the Mexican election on June 2, the Dialogue invited Lourdes Melgar; a prominent energy expert and former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons in Mexico, to share her extensive insights on the energy landscape in the country.

Ashley Rodríguez

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¿Ya pasó todo? Nicaragua 45 años más tarde…

La Nicaragua de julio de 2024 es muy diferente a lo que comúnmente se ha visto y vivido en los últimos diez años. Es el lugar en que ha desembocado un estado policial, corrupto, oportunista y mentiroso. A 45 años no se celebra un triunfo, se revive un Déjà vu.

Manuel Orozco

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From Dams to Data: China’s Shifting Interests in Central America

China’s attempted economic recalibration has already reverberated across the Latin American and Caribbean region, as many countries see new interest from Chinese companies in emerging industries. Asia & Latin America Program Director Margaret Myers considers the increasingly uncertain role of Central America in this new equation.

Margaret Myers

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China’s EV drive accelerates in Latin America

China is making headway in the Latin American market by exporting electric vehicles (EVs) and investing in local production. Asia and Latin America Program Director, Margaret Myers, considers the significant implications China’s growth in Latin America’s EV and lithium mining industries could have for the region.

Margaret Myers

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Feeling the Stones: Chinese Development Finance to Latin America and the Caribbean, 2023

In 2023, China’s development finance institution (DFI) issued two loans totaling $1.3 billion to Brazil. Chinese DFI lending in 2023 was slightly higher than the $863 million issued by CDB and Ex-Im Bank in 2022. Despite this slight increase, China’s sovereign lending remains modest.

Margaret Myers, Rebecca Ray

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Central American Migration: In Numbers

On June 12, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the presentation “Central American Migration: In Numbers” that contains research from Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program. The presentation discusses key data points on migration from the Central America sub-region and contextualizes these trends within historical trends.

Manuel Orozco

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A Foreign Policy Problem: Ten Facts About Migration to the US

The following presentation by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program, identifies ten key facts that are important to understand the current debate over immigration to the US.

Manuel Orozco

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Women, Remittances, and Financial Inclusion in Guatemala

On May 24, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the report “Women, Remittances, and Financial Inclusion in Guatemala.” The report, produced by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program, provides a financial characterization of women in Guatemala, explores barriers to financial inclusion, and outlines a path toward greater financial independence.

Manuel Orozco

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Ortega y Putin, la dependencia de Nicaragua en Rusia

La relación entre Nicaragua y Rusia se resume en un juego de personalidades autoritarias con ilusiones de grandeza. Daniel Ortega, un animal político primitivamente autoritario, está obsesionado con entregarse a Rusia y Vladimir Putin, como una necesidad existencial. Mientras tanto el dictador ruso acepta el cortejo del dictador criollo para alimentar su ego, su perenne lucha, anacrónica, por recobrar lo que no existe, una nación que perdió décadas atrás su silla imperial.

Manuel Orozco

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New Infrastructure—Emerging Trends in Chinese Investment in Latin America

On April 11, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with Brazil-China Business Council (CEBC) to hold the joint event “New Infrastructure—Emerging Trends in Chinese Investment in Latin America,” which centered around the prospect and impact of China investment in LAC and specifically in Brazil, as well as the LAC region’s approach to fielding opportunities and risks associated with Chinese engagement.

Yifang Wang

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