What does China stand to gain from investing in Latin America’s energy projects? Where is China looking next in the region?
Estimates of the volume, composition, and characteristics of Chinese lending to the region since 2005.
China’s economic footprint in the region is expanding at a rapid pace. Can Latin American societies keep up?
How will increasing Asian investment in Latin America influence economics and politics in the region?
What are the most significant reforms that will come out of Correa’s new term? Will Correa respect the rights of the opposition?
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.
At the Inter-American Dialogue, José Miguel Insulza described the events of September 30, in which Ecuadoran police brought the country to a standstill after they rioted and trapped President Rafael Correa in a Quito hospital for several hours.
Although originally elected democratically, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has used authoritarian tactics to maintain power.
How will diplomatic relations between Ecuador and the US be affected after the expulsion of US Ambassador Heather Hodges?
Characterized by fragmentation and instability, Ecuador has reached an agreement on the need to achieve universal basic education. Although there have been significant efforts in this regard, during the last two decades, there are still children in rural areas who do not yet attend school. Nor do all children in…
The Ecuadorian education system has improved since the previous 2006 report. Ecuador has achieved to expand enrollment in basic education and most students complete the six years of regulatory primary education. The new evaluation system not only monitors students, but also teachers, management and curriculum, making it easier to identify…
The largest tropical rainforest on the planet, the Amazon plays a critical role as a storehouse of carbon and mediator of the global water cycle and holds a greater share of the world’s known biodiversity than any other ecosystem. However, unchecked development is placing the Amazon under threat, pushing deforestation rates to near-record levels throughout the region.
In an interview with CGTN America, Michael Shifter discussed the recent elections in Ecuador and Peru. In the former, Guillermo Lasso won the race despite lagging behind Andrés Arauz in the polls, and in Peru, Pedro Castillo unexpectedly won the first round of voting, with Keiko Fujimori coming in second.
Top selections from the Latin America Advisor’s editorial staff of issues covering especially important developments during 2019, a remarkable year for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Across Latin America, the sustained decline in global oil prices has had a profound impact on economic growth, political stability and the viability of resource nationalism – when governments assert more control over the nation’s natural resources.