Analysis

In his first foreign trip as Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador arrived Tuesday in Washington and meets today with U.S. President Donald Trump. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

What Will AMLO Gain From His Visit to the White House?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Mexican President López Obrador’s first trip abroad since taking office, to Washington.

Arturo Sarukhan, Martha Bárcena, Earl Anthony Wayne, Laura Carlsen

Latin America Advisor ˙

File Photo: WTO.

Can a New Leader Revitalize the World Trade Organization?

What did Brazil’s Azevêdo bring to the WTO, and how does his early departure affect the organization and its work?

Kellie Meiman, Kristen Hopewell, Gary Hufbauer, Richard Eglin, Renata Vargas Amaral

Latin America Advisor ˙

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. officials signed amendments to the USMCA trade accord last week in Mexico City. // Photo: Mexican Government.

What Are the Most Important Changes to the USMCA?

How will the changes affect the three North American countries, and which sectors are set to gain or lose the most from them?

Andrés Rozental, Michelle DiGruttolo, Miyako Yerick, Carlo Dade, Tamara Kay, Kim Nolan García, Andrew Rudman, Nicolás Mariscal

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Protests Continue in Venezuela

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by BBC World News on the future of the Venezuelan armed forces amidst continuing protests as well as the possibility of US and Russian intervention. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC World News

Photo: U.S. Government.

Is Congress Likely to Approve the USMCA This Year?

What is the outlook and most-likely timeline for advancing USMCA in the 116th Congress?

Carla A. Hills, Arturo Sarukhan, Andrés Rozental, Pascale Siegel, Miyako Yerick, Christopher Sands

Latin America Advisor ˙

USMCA and Latin American Energy Diplomacy Under a New US Congress

November’s midterm elections altered the balance of power in Washington, and the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, which will mean new chairs on key committees, will play an important role in shaping US energy diplomacy and energy markets in the Western Hemisphere. At an event co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Institute of the Americas, panelists discussed how the new Congress will approach key issues affecting energy within the context of Latin America’s evolving role in US trade and foreign policy.

Nate Graham, Chris Kambhu

Event Summaries ˙

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 ˙

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo (L-R) spent more than a year negotiating the modernization of the trilateral trade deal. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

How Does the New USMCA Deal Affect the Energy Sector?

How does USMCA, the new NAFTA deal, affect the energy sector? What are the biggest changes? Will it boost investment and cooperation?

Larry B. Pascal, Nicolás Borda, Pedro Niembro, Murray Smith, Luis Miguel Labardini, Clifford Sosnow

Energy Advisor ˙

U.S. President Donald Trump announced the bilateral U.S.-Mexico trade deal on Aug. 27. // Photo: White House.

Does Mexico’s Deal With the U.S. Bode Well for NAFTA?

The United States and Mexico announced a bilateral deal to revise NAFTA, leaving the door open for Canada to join. What’s next?

Peter Hakim, Andrés Rozental, Carlo Dade, Julissa Reynoso, Rodolfo Herrera-Moro, Gary Hufbauer

Latin America Advisor ˙

中国比美国更了解拉美吗?

尽管地理距离遥远,但中国认识到包容性言论和发展导向政策对拉美政府的吸引力,在这一点上它也许胜过美国一筹。

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ 中美聚焦

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Latin America’s Unusual Leadership Vacuum

This year’s “electoral supercycle” could ignite a race to succeed Washington and Caracas as the hemisphere’s big players.

Michael Camilleri, Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

Prospects for expanding US natural gas exports to Latin America

Energy continues to be a bright spot in the US-Latin America relationship and new developments, like an uptick in US LNG exports, offer opportunities to increase energy security and cooperation across the Western Hemisphere.

Rebecca O’Connor

Event Summaries ˙

迎接中墨“蜜月期”

未来墨西哥与中国的联系势必逐渐加强。墨西哥的市场和资源对中国企业充满了吸引力。而中国政府也期待中墨关系发展“在打造中拉命运共同体进程中发挥示范带头作用”。

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ 澎湃新闻

China’s ‘Period of Strategic Opportunity’ in Mexico

In recent months, Beijing has launched an unprecedented charm offensive in Mexico, including a series of investments and renewed talk of a bilateral trade pact, among other forms of outreach.

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The National Interest