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Are Women Closing the Gender Gap in Brazil’s Politics?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the progress and challenges of gender representation in Brazilian politics.

Jacqueline Pitanguy, Débora Thomé, Daniela Chacón Arias

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, sat down with Natural Gas World to discuss her recent report, Latin American State Oil Companies: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition.

Lisa Viscidi

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Private Sector and Early Childhood Investment

On August 13, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Education Program, the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN), UNICEF and United Way convened a virtual seminar on the role of the private sector in early childhood development in Latin America.

Daniela Saez, Martha Guerrero

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Biden or Trump – What Changes for Brazil?

In an interview with The Brazilian Report, Peter Hakim, Dialogue president emeritus, discussed what Biden’s diplomatic approach would look like in Latin America. In particular, Hakim addressed immigration, the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and the United States’ relationship with Brazil.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Brazilian Report

Amazon deforestation hit an 11-year high in 2019. A satellite image showing fires in the Brazilian Amazon in August 2019 is pictured above. // Photo: NASA.

Can Pressure From Foreign Investors Save the Amazon?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on investors’ threats to divest from Brazil if the government does not do more to protect the Amazon rain forest.

Emine Isciel, Tom Rideg, Galina Besedina, João Mauricio Teixeira da Costa, Gilberto Rodrigues, Mark Langevin

Latin America Advisor ˙

Julia Dias Leite

Fellow in the News: Julia Dias Leite

The Dialogue’s senior non-resident fellow, Julia Dias Leite has been appointed as CEO of The Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) becoming the first female CEO in the 22-year history of the institution. Dias Leite, 40, has extensive experience in managing institutions in the area of international relations.

Julia Dias Leite

Fellow in the News ˙

Recent comments by people in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s inner circle have raised concerns about the stability of Brazil’s democracy. // File Photo: Brazilian Government-.

Is Brazil’s Military Getting Too Involved in Domestic Politics?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the clash of democratic institutions in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro.

Peter Hakim, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva, Anya Prusa, Cláudio Gonçalves Couto

Latin America Advisor ˙

Following the killing of George Floyd last month in the United States, protesters have taken to the streets in recent weeks in Latin America to demand police reforms. // File Photo: pxfuel.

Will Police Forces Undergo Reforms in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the likelihood of police reform in the region following protests against racism and police brutality.

Lucía Dammert, Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, Yanilda María González

Latin America Advisor ˙

Brazil’s central bank has approved new “open banking” rules that will allow banks to share consumers’ data with each other, among other measures. // File Photo: Empresa Brasil de Comunicação.

Will New Rules Improve Banking for Brazilians?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on new open banking rules in Brazil and what it means for the sector.

Candido Botelho Bracher, Ione Amorim, Peter Baumgaertner, Paul Bond, Leandro Vilain, Pedro Carvalho

Financial Advisor ˙

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Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition

Latin American national oil companies (NOCs) have made important advances in slashing emissions from their operations through techniques such as reducing flaring, improving energy efficiency, and injecting CO2 for enhanced oil recovery, according to a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank. Yet, progress in producing lower carbon energy sources for consumers has been sluggish, no Latin American NOC has committed to net zero emissions, and for some companies emissions are on the rise, the report finds.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips, Paola Carvajal, Carlos Sucre

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Chile has recorded more than 20,000 cases, but only 270 deaths, one of the lowest rates in the world. // File Photo: Chilean Government.

Covid-19 in the Americas: A Case in Contrasts

Some governments in Latin America imposed early preventive measures and mobilized health systems to meet the threat of Covid-19. Meanwhile, others with populist national leaders have done very little to prepare for or otherwise mitigate the epidemic.

Julio Frenk, Felicia Marie Knaul, Michael Touchton

Latin America Advisor ˙

A terminal operated by Brazilian state oil company is pictured. // File Photo: Petrobras.

How Are Plunging Oil Prices Changing Petrobras’ Strategies?

What consequences does the global context—with both lower prices and falling demand—have on Petrobras’ long-term strategies and on Brazil’s oil and gas sector in general?

Nathália Weber Neiva Masulino, Vera de Brito de Gyarfas, Cleveland Jones, John Forman

Energy Advisor ˙

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro // File Photo: Brazilian Government

Will Brazil Allow Development on Indigenous Lands?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the development of indigenous land in Brazil.

Isabella Alcañiz, Leni Berliner, Jana Nelson, Luiza Lima

Latin America Advisor ˙