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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

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 ˙

Can the ‘Landmark’ EU-Mercosur Trade Deal Be Successfully Implemented?

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. 

Bruno Binetti

Interviews ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

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The Historic Blackout in Argentina and Uruguay

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.

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

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Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders

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.

Tamar Ziff

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Police Transformation in Latin America by 2030

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.

Kevin Casas-Zamora, Paola González , Liliana Mesías

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A Requiem for UNASUR

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.

Bruno Binetti, Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Global Americans

Video

Open Contracting and Latin America’s Corruption Fight

On April 19, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Open Contracting Partnership hosted an event titled “Open Contracting and Latin America’s Corruption Fight.” This discussion, which was moderated by Michael Camilleri, featured panelists Lea Giménez, Minister of Finance in Paraguay, and George Neumann, Senior Manager at the Open Contracting Partnership. This conversation explored the merits and challenges of open contracting and other public transparency initiatives, focusing on the Paraguayan example in regional context.

Martin Rodriguez Nuñez

Event Summaries ˙

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Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017

On January 25, 2018 the Inter-American Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances & Development Program hosted “Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017,” an annual event presenting remittance flows to the region.

Audrey Velanovich

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