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Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, pictured arriving for summit meetings in Papua New Guinea last weekend, will host next year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. // Photo: APEC.

What Should Latin America Take Away From APEC 2018?

How did ongoing global trade tensions change the agenda at the 2018 APEC Summit?

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios, John Maisto, Mikio Kuwayama, Won-Ho Kim, Richard E. Feinberg

Latin America Advisor ˙

Are Japan’s Ties to Latin America Getting Stronger?

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono visited Latin America Aug. 11-19, with stops in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. Kono’s priorities during the trip were strengthening economic cooperation and trade ties with the region, particularly the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and seeking support on diplomatic issues, including those related to North Korea, NHK reported. What did he accomplish during his tour? Where are Japan-Latin America relations headed? Does Japan have a clear and coherent strategy in Latin America? Which sectors and countries in the region are of greatest importance for Japan, and what is driving that interest?

Latin America Advisor ˙