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.
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.
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.
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.
Margaret Myers, Kevin P. Gallagher, Rebecca Ray, Paulina Garzón, Dietmar Grimm, John Reid, Amy Rosenthal, Li Zhu
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
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.
˙ Bloomberg New Energy Finance
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.
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…