Analysis

LEGO map of South America

Regionalism and Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has once more demonstrated the fragility of Latin American regional and subregional organizations, and the reasons for it: the weaknesses of domestic institutions, the lack of shared interests and values, and the dependence on foreign powers. It is not too late to turn the pandemic into an opportunity to acknowledge the existence of common interests, and the value of pursuing them collectively.

Ana Covarrubias

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

AMLO & Trump

AMLO’s Visit to the White House

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met this week in Washington with US President Donald Trump in López Obrador’s first trip abroad since taking office in December 2018. The Inter-American Dialogue invited some key experts to comment on the significance of this trip, and Michael Shifter offered his comments for a number of publications reflecting on the relationship between the two leaders and the outcome of the meeting. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙

Gustau Alegret and Michael Shifter Video

AMLO visita Washington DC

En esta entrevista con NTN24, Michael Shifter habló con Gustau Alegret sobre la reciente reunión entre Donald Trump y Andrés Manuel López Obrador en la Casa Blanca, y sus implicaciones para los EEUU, México y Venezuela.

Michael Shifter, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Michael Shifter interviewed by CGTN Video

US-Mexico trade relations in focus

CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg spoke with Michael Shifter, president of Inter-American Dialogue, about US-Mexico trade relations after Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the United States for a meeting with President Donald Trump.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

In his first foreign trip as Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador arrived Tuesday in Washington and meets today with U.S. President Donald Trump. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

What Will AMLO Gain From His Visit to the White House?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Mexican President López Obrador’s first trip abroad since taking office, to Washington.

Arturo Sarukhan, Martha Bárcena, Earl Anthony Wayne, Laura Carlsen

Latin America Advisor ˙

Natural gas pipeline

Q&A with Lisa Viscidi on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, spoke with Natural Gas Intelligence’s Adam Williams about recent regulatory changes to Mexico’s energy sector and how they are impacting the country’s natural gas market. They discuss obstacles that could affect the country’s energy sovereignty, investment opportunities, natural gas imports from the United States, and concerns surrounding political risk in the sector.

Lisa Viscidi, Adam Williams

Interviews ˙ ˙ Natural Gas Intelligence

Michael Shifter interviewed by Daniel Zovatto Video

La pandemia en América Latina: poderes de emergencia, corrupción e inseguridad

En esta entrevista con Aristegui Noticias, Michael Shifter habló con Daniel Zovatto, Director Regional de IDEA Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe, sobre el impacto de la pandemia en los Estados Unidos, América Latina en general y también casos específicos como Brasil, México, El Salvador, Nicaragua y Venezuela. 

Michael Shifter, Daniel Zovatto

Interviews ˙ ˙ Aristegui Noticias

International companies and local industry groups have blasted Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s new power sector measures.

Do Mexico’s New Power Sector Rules Favor the State?

What do the new rules in Mexico’s power sector entail, and why have the sparked controversy among energy companies and local industry groups?

Héctor Castro Vizcarra, Jeremy Martin, Víctor Rodríguez, Dino Barajas, Geoffrey Jones, Pedro Niembro, Jose L. Valera, Doris Rodriguez, Carlos Chavez, Carlos Ochoa

Energy Advisor ˙

Some of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policies have unnerved investors. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Is López Obrador Eroding Mexico’s Business Climate?

How are President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policies affecting Mexican companies and foreign investors’ appetite for putting money into the country’s businesses?

Salvador Fonseca, Adrián Magallanes, Duncan Wood, Leonardo Beltrán

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “Si los precios de las materias primas siguen muy bajos, Sudamérica va a sufrir un golpe muy fuerte”

El titular de una de las instituciones más antiguas de Washington habló con Infobae. Considera que Alberto Fernández tuvo una reacción “rápida y admirable” ante el coronavirus, pero alertó que la Argentina está frente a “una enorme crisis económica” y que la región corre el riesgo de que la emergencia erosione las instituciones democráticas.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Serrichio

Interviews ˙ ˙ Infobae

Video

Assessing the Outlook for Energy Investment in Latin America

2019 marks the first year since new leaders in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico took office. We can now see more clearly the way their policy decisions have affected the energy sector and opportunities for investment. Meanwhile, Argentina holds presidential elections later this month. Venezuela, in turn, faces a worsening economic crisis as oil production plummets. Industry experts, government officials, and corporate representatives convened to discuss these issues and their regional impacts on October 2 at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Julia Weil

Event Summaries ˙