Analysis

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Why Is Mexico Lagging Behind in Attracting FDI?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on foreign direct investment in Mexico.

Arturo Sarukhán, Lucinda Vargas, Diego Marroquín Bitar, Arnulfo Rodríguez

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Chinese Finance in Argentina

A recent Economist article discussing Sino-Argentine relations cited to commercial loan statistics from the Asia and Latin America Program’s China-Latin America Commercial Loans Tracker.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The Economist

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Grading the Pacific Alliance—What Progress on Cross-Pacific Economic Connectivity?

On December 1, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue, East Consulting, and Cámara de Comercio Peruano-China cohosted a webinar titled “Grading the Pacific Alliance—What Progress on Cross-Pacific Economic Connectivity?” This event considered emerging developments within the Pacific Alliance, the bloc’s cross-Pacific engagement with Asia, and the level of Asian overseas investment in Pacific Alliance member nations.

Steven Holmes

Event Summaries ˙

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China y América Latina, ‘terra ignota’

Latinoamérica seguirá siendo un proveedor esencial de materias primas para China, un mercado destacado para sus tecnologías y una región clave para su política exterior.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Política Exterior

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Toward Stronger India-Latin America Economic Relations?

Despite much talk of enhanced Indian engagement with the region over the past decade, India-Latin America ties remain relatively limited.

Margaret Myers, Steven Holmes

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ MVIRDC WTC Mumbai's On Trade Journal

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On Future Colombia-China Relations: Q&A with David Castrillón-Kerrigan

David Castrillón-Kerrigan, research professor at the Universidad Externado de Colombia’s School of Finance, Government, and International Relations, spoke with us about prospects for future China-Colombia relations.

David Castrillón-Kerrigan, Margaret Myers, Steven Holmes

Interviews ˙

Will U.S. Pledges to Central America Lower Emigration?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on private sector investment Central American economies.

Manuel Orozco, Jonathan Fantini-Porter, Alfonso José Quiñonez Lemus, Javier Bu, Michael Paarlberg, Darren Ware

Latin America Advisor ˙

Some of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policies have unnerved investors. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Is López Obrador Eroding Mexico’s Business Climate?

How are President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policies affecting Mexican companies and foreign investors’ appetite for putting money into the country’s businesses?

Salvador Fonseca, Adrián Magallanes, Duncan Wood, Leonardo Beltrán

Latin America Advisor ˙

What Will Relations With China Mean for El Salvador?

El Salvador on Aug. 21 became the latest country to break diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of establishing them with China. The move left Taiwan with just 17 nations that recognize its government, nine of which are in Latin America and the Caribbean. Why did El Salvador’s government make…

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Cevallos, Carlos Imendia

Latin America Advisor ˙

The Future of Oil & Gas Exploration & Production in Colombia

The collapse in global oil prices has led to a steep decline in investment in Colombia’s hydrocarbons sector and reduced the value of its oil exports, depleting a key source of government revenue.

Lisa Viscidi, Rebecca O’Connor

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