Analysis

Panelists at the Latin American Energy Conference Video

Experts and officials discuss LAC energy policy

While 2021 has been a year of transition for the energy sector in Latin America, it has also been a year of instability in the region’s political conditions and social environment. Under this context, industry experts, government officials and corporate representatives convened virtually to discuss the challenges, opportunities and changes in Latin America’s energy markets at the Fifth Annual Latin America Energy Conference.

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Fifth Annual Latin America Energy Conference

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Los efectos de la descarbonización en Latinoamérica

El 14 de septiembre, el Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF) realizó un seminario web sobre la transición energética en Latinoamérica. En ello, Lisa Viscidi, la directora del programa de Energía, Cambio Climático e Industrias Extractivas, habla del estado de la descarbonización en Latinoamérica, y explica cómo la transición energética influirá en otras industrias de estos países. 

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF)

Shortages of water have worsened this year in locations including Mexico. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

What Is Being Done About Water Stress in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on water stress in Latin America and what regional governments and the private sector are doing to mitigate the effects of droughts.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Rebecca Keller, Thomas Rideg, Patricia Urteaga Crovetto

Latin America Advisor ˙

Alberto Fernandez speaking

Mercosur’s Divisions Are Pushing It to a Breaking Point

Relations between the four members of South America’s Mercosur trade bloc—Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay—are at their worst since the group’s establishment three decades ago. If the bloc is not up to the task of adapting to the 21st century, it may be time to set its members free to pursue their own trade and development goals.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Sergio Massa with Michael Shifter

Private Meeting with Sergio Massa

On June 16 the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private meeting with Sergio Massa, President of the House of Representatives of Argentina, on the political and economic challenges during the Fernández administration, and the state and future of US-Argentina relations.

Dylan Gervasio

Event Summaries ˙

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Private meeting with María Eugenia Vidal

On June 10, the Inter-American Dialogue welcomed María Eugenia Vidal, former governor of Buenos Aires and Dialogue member, to discuss the current political and economic conditions of Argentina as the nation approaches elections in the fall.

Noelle Whitman

Event Summaries ˙

Argentine Finance Minister Martín Guzmán

Will Argentina’s Economy See a Strong Rebound?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the trajectory of Argentina’s economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jorge Argüello, Kezia McKeague, Daiana Fernández Molero, Mariana Zepeda

Latin America Advisor ˙

The Mercosur flag and the EU flag flying next to each other.

Is There Any Hope for the E.U. Trade Deal With Mercosur?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ opinion on the future of the trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc.

Jon E. Huenemann, Allison Fedirka, Elena Lazarou, Thomas Andrew O’Keefe

Latin America Advisor ˙

Alberto Fernandez speaking

Will Argentina’s Fernandez Punt on a Deal With the IMF?

In a vitriolic address to Argentina’s Congress on March 1, President Alberto Fernandez put to rest any illusions that he would be a moderating influence on his vice president and political mentor, former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. During his speech, the president attacked Cristina Fernandez’s traditional enemies, including the press, the judiciary, and the political opposition. More surprisingly, he also criticized the IMF, despite being in the middle of discussions to renegotiate Argentina’s $44 billion debt.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

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The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina

On February 25, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the webinar “The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina” in partnership with the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, DC, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR). Panelists discussed the winning strategy employed by the feminist movement to promote passage of the law to legalize abortion, the challenges they encountered, and how they leveraged resources to produce a favorable outcome.

Joan Caivano, Carolina Celedón

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