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.
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.
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.
Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean grew over 8% in 2017, according to new research by the Inter-American Dialogue.
En este programa especial de Club de Prensa, Michael Shifter conversa sobre lo que esperar en 2018 – un año clave para el destino de América Latina.
Enabling tools that motivate remittance recipients to access and use a variety of financial services needed to increase assets is key to wealth generation.