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Photo of José Raúl Mulino.

What Will Mulino’s Presidency Mean for Panamanians?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the recent election of José Raúl Mulino as president of Panama.

Arantza Alonso Berbotto, Sabrina Bacal, Joaquín Jácome Diez, Orlando J. Pérez, John Feeley, Michelle Watts, Hugo Wood

Latin America Advisor ˙

Presidential candidates in 2024, left to right: Claudia Sheinbaum, Luis Abinader and Nayib Bukele.

Latin America’s Election Super-Cycle Will Turn on One Key Factor

In Latin America’s 2024 electoral super-cycle, voters seem likely to reward leaders who address their most fundamental needs—in some cases regardless of whether they value democracy, clean government or the rule of law.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

Panelists speaking at the Seventh Annual Latin America Energy Conference

Panelists Discuss the Oil Peak, the IRA and CHIPS, and Decarbonization Strategies

The Seventh Annual Latin America Energy Conference convened experts to explore how tools like energy diplomacy, strategic investments, regulation, technology, and information could square these countries’ urgent need to decarbonize with their continued extraction of fossil fuel resources.

Michael Kerns

Event Summaries ˙

Foto del presidente Alejandro Giammattei realizando una supervisión al nuevo Puesto de Control Interinstitucional COINCON

El BCIE frente a la rendición de cuentas en Centroamérica

El nombramiento del nuevo presidente del Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (BCIE) es de vital importancia para la democracia y el desarrollo de la región. Quien sea electo y asuma el timón de esta entidad tiene que responder a la misión para la que fue creada, a los compromisos que ha adquirido y a la soberanía del pueblo centroamericano, no a los intereses de los líderes populistas de turno. De otra forma continuará la complicidad contra la democracia y la fidelidad de ser el Banco de los dictadores.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Photo of External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

India’s Approach to Engagement with the Latin American Region

Margaret Myers and Steven Holmes discuss developing trends in the India-LAC dynamic, including India’s appetite for crafting a regional foreign policy for Latin America and potential increased commercial competition with China in the region.

Margaret Myers, Steven Holmes, Mahendra Gaur

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy Research Centre, New Delhi

Foto de Ortega y Murillo

La venganza de los autócratas es secuestrar la democracia

Los países miembros de la recién creada Alianza para el Desarrollo en Democracia tienen un compromiso político, moral y económico de rescatar la democracia del secuestro de los autócratas.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Nación

Protests in Panama

Are Street Protests in Panama Likely to Continue?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the outlook for street protests against Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo.

Ramón E. Martínez de la Guardia, Orlando J. Pérez, Joaquín Jácome Diez, Sabrina Bacal

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Electric Mobility in Central America

Electric vehicles (EV) play an essential role in mitigating transport sector emissions, reducing air pollution, slashing reliance on oil imports, and improving urban mobility. The six nations of Central America covered in this publication—Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama—are all at differing stages of developing EV markets.

Lisa Viscidi

Reports ˙ ˙ Inter-American Development Bank

Several Latin American leaders, with some notable exceptions, attended the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, making commitments that generated headlines. // Photo: United Nations.

How Real Are Latin American Leaders’ Climate Promises?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effectiveness of climate promises and initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, MK Vereen, Mirza Castro, José Luis Samaniego

Latin America Advisor ˙