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What Will Rollout of 5G Networks Mean for Brazil?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on Brazil’s upcoming 5G auction and what the technology means for the country’s economy.

Oliver Stuenkel, Artur Coimbra de Oliveira, Lourdes S. Casanova

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Energy and Climate Change: Latin America as a Strategic Player

In an interview with The Science of Where Magazine, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries Program, and Sarah Phillips, program assistant, discussed Latin America’s progress toward the energy transition and its geopolitical implications. 

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Science of Where Magazine

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Energy and Mining in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems, faces environmental impacts from hydroelectric dams, oil and gas drilling sites, and mining projects. A new database and analysis by the Inter-American Dialogue reveals that state-owned enterprises, as well as small and mid-sized international companies from a handful of countries, operate the largest share of such projects in the Amazon region, meaning these companies have a substantial influence over the implementation of environmental and social safeguards.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

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Can Biden Woo the World on Climate Change?

In an interview with BBC’s Business Daily, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries Program, discussed President Biden’s climate foreign policy, deforestation in the Amazon, and US-Brazil relations.

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC

A photograph, in color, of new Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga speaking into a microphone.

Can Brazil Stop Spiraling Covid-19 Cases and Deaths?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Brazil’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing health crisis.

Monica de Bolle, Nestor Forster Jr., Gabriela Lotta, Paulo M. Buss, Valéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva

Latin America Advisor ˙

The Mercosur flag and the EU flag flying next to each other.

Is There Any Hope for the E.U. Trade Deal With Mercosur?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ opinion on the future of the trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc.

Jon E. Huenemann, Allison Fedirka, Elena Lazarou, Thomas Andrew O’Keefe

Latin America Advisor ˙

A photo, in color, of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva looking into the camera and speaking into a microphone.

How Will Lula Shake Up Brazil’s Political Landscape?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the Supreme Court decision regarding former Brazilian President Lula.

Peter Hakim, Oliver Stuenkel, Valeska Teixeira, Cristiano Zanin Martins, Daniel Runde, Adriana Dantas

Latin America Advisor ˙

Ricardo Zuniga, Thiago Barral, Nestor Forster Jr, Fernanda Delgado, Lisa Viscdi

Private Roundtable on US-Brazil Energy & Climate Cooperation

Energy and climate change are important aspects of the US-Brazil relationship and will only become more prominent under the Biden administration. Brazil and the US are important diplomatic and trade partners in the hemisphere, and both countries have the potential to make major contributions to combating climate change and developing more sustainable and reliable energy systems. In collaboration with FGV Energia, on February 26, the Inter-American Dialogue held a private virtual roundtable on US-Brazil energy and climate cooperation.

Event Summaries ˙

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What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Legislative Leadership Vote?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the selection of new leadership in both chambers of Brazil’s Congress and what it means for Bolsonaro.

Tabata Amaral, Gabrielle Trebat, Anya Prusa, Gilberto M. A. Rodrigues

Latin America Advisor ˙

Joe Biden speaking during the 20th Annual CAF Conference

Joe Biden’s Presidency: Implications for Latin America & the Caribbean

After a divisive campaign season and unprecedented election year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, Joe Biden will be sworn in today as the 46th president of the United States of America. What implications will his presidency have for US foreign policy, particularly in Latin America? Our experts share their opinions in these quotes, op-eds, interviews, and Q&As from the Latin America Advisor.

Michael Shifter, Michael Camilleri, Margaret Myers, Lisa Viscidi

List of panelists and their headshot from the Peru Energia 2020 Event Video

Función del sector hidrocarburos en el proceso de transición energética

Lisa Viscidi, directora del programa de energía, cambio climático, e industrias extractivas, analizó las estrategias de las empresas petroleras estatales de América Latina encaminadas a reducir las emisiones directas en sus operaciones y sus estrategias para la transición energética en el evento PERÚ ENERGÍA DIGITAL 2020, organizado por Prensa Grupo.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ PERÚ ENERGÍA DIGITAL 2020

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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 ˙

Oil rig at sunset Video

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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