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
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˙ Foreign Policy Research Centre, New Delhi
On June 28, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a webinar entitled “Low-Carbon Hydrogen in LAC – Prospects and Pathways”. This online event sought to explore public and private sector plans to develop the hydrogen industry in the region, specifically focusing on barriers to the production, use, and commercialization of low-carbon hydrogen as well as international and cross-sectoral cooperation strategies to accelerate the implementation of this technology.
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.
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˙ Fifth Annual Latin America Energy Conference
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.
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˙ World Politics Review
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.
In collaboration with the InterAmerican Dialogue and Lego Foundation, the workshop on competencies for early care and education personnel was held on January 20 and January 21, 2021 at the Training Center of the Ministry of Childhood and Adolescence (MINNA) in Asuncion, Paraguay.
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.