A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Mercosur’s influence and survival in Latin America.
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.
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.
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.
This study developed by Javier Quesada and Claudia Castro outlines a competency framework for care and education personnel as a common starting point that countries in the region can incorporate into their training and certification plans.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ opinion on the future of the trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc.
Comentarios publicados en el Latin America Advisor sobre la recesión que enfrenta la economía de Paraguay como resultado de la pandemia.
A proposta de Wilson Witzel, governador do Rio de Janeiro, de pedir o fechamento da fronteira do Brasil com o Paraguai, Bolívia e Colômbia como forma de reduzir a violência dificultando o tráfico de drogas e de armas não é factível, na opinião de Michael Shifter.
After 20 years of on-and-off negotiations, leaders from the European Union and South America’s Mercosur trade bloc announced late last month that they had reached a sweeping trade agreement encompassing 800 million people and almost a quarter of the global economy. In an email interview with WPR, Bruno Binetti, a Buenos Aires-based research fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, discusses the many obstacles standing in the way of the deal’s successful implementation.
How significant is the Mercosur-E.U. trade deal, and what are its most important provisions?
Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, appeared on CGTN to discuss the reasons for the unprecedented blackout that affected all of Argentina and Uruguay and parts of Paraguay on June 16, how it affects Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s re-election campaign, and whether it could happen again.
On May 23, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted a panel called “Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders” as the third and final installment of the joint Dialogue/IDB “Anticorruption, Transparency and Intergrity” Symposia series.
Michael Shifter participó en el programa Poder Latino de NTN24, donde analizó la visita del Secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo a América Latina junto a Gustau Alegret.
A new report by Dialogue fellow Kevin Casas, Paola González and Liliana Mesías analyzes the dominant trends in police behavior and organization and predicts how they will shape police forces over time.
The unraveling of UNASUR—perhaps the most ambitious attempt at Latin American integration in recent times—is another sign that Latin America’s much-vaunted solidarity has splintered.