2019 marks the first year since new leaders in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico took office. We can now see more clearly the way their policy decisions have affected the energy sector and opportunities for investment. Meanwhile, Argentina holds presidential elections later this month. Venezuela, in turn, faces a worsening economic crisis as oil production plummets. Industry experts, government officials, and corporate representatives convened to discuss these issues and their regional impacts on October 2 at the Inter-American Dialogue.
On April 12, the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with the Latin America Program at the Wilson Center, hosted a conversation with the current Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia, Alberto Carrasquilla.
Panama and China began negotiations for a free trade agreement on July 9. What benefits would a deal bring?
Brazil is on track to double its oil and gas production following a series of energy policy reforms aimed at increasing investment.
On March 7th, the Inter-American Dialogue and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America organized a roundtable with a diverse group of experts to provide input for a forthcoming report on US investment in Latin American energy.
Cuts to Washington’s energy engagement could undermine the connections that help support U.S.–Latin American cooperation on issues from security to immigration. When it comes to weakening energy integration in the Americas, there are few winners.
As global oil prices collapsed over the last two years, regional governments have started to lose their leverage in the energy industry. To attract international investors, they must offer increasingly favorable terms, which means ceding more of their own control.
To remain competitive, Brazil will have to revise its regulations and reverse many of the reforms instituted just a few years ago.
How will increasing Asian investment in Latin America influence economics and politics in the region?
The establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba could lead to new opportunities for US firms.
What benefits and drawbacks will companies encounter in investing in Cuba?