On May 24, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Boston University Global Development Policy Center co-hosted a webinar titled “At a Crossroads: China’s Post-Pandemic Economic Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.” The event considered China’s dynamic and evolving economic engagement with the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, and drew upon new findings and data from the Inter-American Dialogue and the Boston University Global Development Policy Center.
Myers: “Hemos visto la aceleración de inversiones en sectores…vistos en China como muy importantes para su propio crecimiento económico…”
El 14 de abril, Margaret Myers, directora del Programa de Asia y América Latina del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con Voz de America sobre tendencias en la relación entre China y América Latina.
On April 13, Asia and Latin America Program Director Margaret Myers joined BBC News to discuss Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s trip to China.
Myers: “The rationale for cutting ties with Taiwan is mostly based on the expected benefits of direct agricultural and other trade with China…”
This week, Margaret Myers, director of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Asia and Latin America Program, spoke with Newsweek about the significance of upcoming presidential elections in Paraguay for the country’s relationship with Taiwan, and Taiwan’s relations with the LAC region more broadly.
Myers: “We are seeing a rethinking of the ways in which China engages globally, whether in the financial realm or otherwise.”
In the newest episode of The China-Global South Project Podcast, Margaret Myers, director of the Asia and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, considered new trends in Chinese economic engagement with the LAC region.
Margaret Myers and Rebecca Ray wrote for The China Global South Project on Chinese Finance to LAC in 2022.
On March 31, Foreign Policy cited the newly-released Inter-American Dialogue’s and Boston University Global Development Policy Center report on 2022 Chinese finance to LAC.
Best outcomes for Panama, whether in its relations with China or other economic partners, will depend on the country’s commitment to open and equitable procurement processes and effective project monitoring and evaluation.
China and the Amazon: Toward a Framework for Maximizing Benefits and Mitigating Risks of Infrastructure Development
The emergence of China as a new economic partner presents trade offs for Amazon basin countries. Without special care to avoid and minimize ecological and social impacts, the costs of development run the risk of outweighing its gains.
The Dominican Republic’s president, Danilo Medina, in late March met with Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua in Santo Domingo, where they agreed on new economic cooperation accords and followed up on agreements that the two countries made last year. How much have ties with China paid off for the Dominican Republic?
China’s interest in Latin America has cooled — and that trend will continue.
In a wide-ranging panel about current events in energy, Lisa Viscidi commented on the shift in the US energy trade balance and its effects on foreign policy, Chinese financing for foreign energy projects, the importance of upgrading transmission lines for expanding renewable power generation, and how the Green New Deal attempts to reframe the discussion on climate change in the US.
China provided relatively little state finance to Latin America in 2018, but China remains a key source of credit for some countries in LAC.
On November 14th, the Inter-American Dialogue convened a panel of experts to discuss current trends and prospects of Chinese infrastructure development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event was moderated by Margaret Myers, director of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Asia & Latin America Program.