Analysis

Natural Gas Market Outlook

Given their close proximity to the United States, LAC countries are well-positioned to capitalize on the surplus of US gas exports and current buyer’s market.

Lisa Viscidi, Carlos Sucre, Sean Karst

Reports ˙

Shale Development & the Environment: Policy Lessons for Latin America

As Latin American countries reassess their energy policies in light of lower oil prices, there is an opportunity to apply lessons learned from the US experience to enact regulations that mitigate environmental risks, strengthen public support, and attract investment.

Jed Bailey, Lisa Viscidi

Reports ˙

Estándares para las escuelas norteamericanas: ¿Ayuda u obstáculo?

Los esfuerzos por reformar los colegios norteamericanos no son precisamente una novedad. Cuando en 1957 la Unión Soviética envió al Sputnik alrededor del globo terrestre, el Congreso Norteamericano dirigió su mirada a las escuelas para recobrar lo que creíamos tener: el liderazgo en el espacio. El movimiento de reforma currícular…

Elliot W. Eisner

Reports ˙

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, Nicolás Mariscal, Andrew Rudman, Tamara Kay, Miyako Yerick, Carlo Dade, Kim Nolan García

Latin America Advisor ˙

Amazon rainforest Video

Can Biden Woo the World on Climate Change?

In an interview with BBC’s Business Daily, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries Program, discussed President Biden’s climate foreign policy, deforestation in the Amazon, and US-Brazil relations.

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC

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 ˙

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 ˙

Row of solar PV panels

Energy and Climate Change: Latin America as a Strategic Player

In an interview with The Science of Where Magazine, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries Program, and Sarah Phillips, program assistant, discussed Latin America’s progress toward the energy transition and its geopolitical implications. 

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Science of Where Magazine

Mario Delgado Carrillo / Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0

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

Stonewall

20 Moments in LGBT History That You May Have Missed

As we celebrate lucky number ’13, here is a list of lesser-known milestones that demonstrate the LGBT community’s progress in such a short span of time.

Cameron Combs

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Mic

Nature scene of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Sustainable Investment Is Flooding the Market

Companies are increasingly under pressure from the public and regulators to both disclose and improve environment, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. Such regulations in Europe and the United States will nudge investors toward low emissions projects. All this capital has to be put somewhere, and Latin America and other emerging markets are well positioned to become big recipients of these increased climate-focused flows.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

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, Laura Carlsen, Earl Anthony Wayne, Laura Carlsen

Latin America Advisor ˙

U.S. and Mexican delegations met earlier this month in Washington to relaunch the countries’ High-Level Economic Dialogue.

What Will the U.S.- Mexico Economic Talks Accomplish?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the resumption of high-level economic talks between the United States and Mexico.

Nicolás Mariscal, Tara Hariharan, Michael C. Camuñez, Myriam Rubalcava, Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, Earl Anthony Wayne

Latin America Advisor ˙