Analysis

Are China and Panama Getting It Right?

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.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin Trade

Is the Dominican Republic’s Pivot to China Paying Off?

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?

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios, G. Philip Hughes, Mary Fernández Rodríguez

Latin America Advisor ˙

从2018年趋势看中资银行在拉美地区的关键角色

近期的进展显示,中国的政策性银行、商业银行以及其他金融平台仍将维持中国在拉美地区的角色,并将向更加广泛的项目类型拓宽。

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ 财新网

Video

Beyond the Headlines: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit 2019

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.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Cautious Capital: Chinese Development Finance in LAC, 2018

China provided relatively little state finance to Latin America in 2018, but China remains a key source of credit for some countries in LAC.

Margaret Myers, Kevin P. Gallagher

Reports ˙ ˙ China-Latin America Finance Database

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Chinese Infrastructure in LAC: Perceptions and Realities

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.

Arianis Blanco

Event Summaries ˙

What Did Maduro Accomplish on His Trip to China?

China this month agreed to extend $5 billion in credit to Venezuela as the South American country faces severe economic problems including hyperinflation and dire shortages of food, medicines and basic goods. Finance Minister Simón Zerpa announced the credit line as President Nicolás Maduro was departing for China to seek…

Margaret Myers, Asdrúbal Oliveros, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙

Filling the Infrastructure Gap

Latin American governments are increasingly looking to China to address the region’s glaring infrastructure deficit. However, if history is any indication, China’s commitment to Latin American infrastructure development is unlikely to result in a slew of mega-projects in the coming years.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Harvard Review of Latin America

China’s Belt and Road Lands in Latin America

Joining the Belt and Road is an easy sell for Latin America because the Initiative promises much and demands little, writes Ricardo Barrios.

Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Diálogo Chino

Chinese Development Finance “Down But Not Out” in Latin America

Chinese investment and lending in the region declined last year, in part reflecting skittishness over the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. Despite the drop, Chinese state-to-state finance continues to outstrip the World Bank, IDB and CAF.

Margaret Myers, Kevin P. Gallagher

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The Global Americans

Chinese Finance to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017

China’s record of lending in LAC continues to surpass that of other banks, even though policy banks issued only $9 billion to the region in 2017.

Margaret Myers, Kevin Gallagher

Reports ˙ ˙ China-Latin America Finance Database