Analysis

Are China and Panama Getting It Right?

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.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin Trade

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Chinese Infrastructure in LAC: Perceptions and Realities

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.

Arianis Blanco

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Market Tailwinds and Political Headwinds for Latin American Energy

2018 has been a year marked by great political uncertainty for Latin American energy markets. Oil prices are up, creating strong incentives for investment, rising US natural gas exports are creating a new source of flexible, cheaper energy for Latin American consumers, and the cost of wind and solar energy is declining dramatically. However, Latin America continues to face uncertainty in energy policy as new governments take office in many countries and geopolitical tensions between the US and China are on the rise. With many questions on the table, government officials, corporate representatives, and analysts gathered on October 25 at the Inter-American Dialogue to assess the future of energy policy in the Western Hemisphere.

Nate Graham, Amy Iverson, Chris Kambhu

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Filling the Infrastructure Gap

Latin American governments are increasingly looking to China to address the region’s glaring infrastructure deficit. However, if history is any indication, China’s commitment to Latin American infrastructure development is unlikely to result in a slew of mega-projects in the coming years.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Harvard Review of Latin America

China’s Belt and Road Lands in Latin America

Joining the Belt and Road is an easy sell for Latin America because the Initiative promises much and demands little, writes Ricardo Barrios.

Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Diálogo Chino

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The Second China-CELAC Ministerial Forum

This week, Latin America will convene in Chile for the Second China-CELAC Ministerial Forum. Margaret Myers, Director of the Dialogue’s Latin America and the World Program, speaks to CGTN on what to expect from the meeting. 

Margaret Myers, Asieh Namdar

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

迎接中墨“蜜月期”

未来墨西哥与中国的联系势必逐渐加强。墨西哥的市场和资源对中国企业充满了吸引力。而中国政府也期待中墨关系发展“在打造中拉命运共同体进程中发挥示范带头作用”。

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ 澎湃新闻

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China’s Belt and Road: What Role for Latin America?

On December 11, the Dialogue’s Latin America and the World program convened a panel of experts to consider Latin America’s potential role in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Ricardo Barrios, Margaret Myers

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China’s ‘Period of Strategic Opportunity’ in Mexico

In recent months, Beijing has launched an unprecedented charm offensive in Mexico, including a series of investments and renewed talk of a bilateral trade pact, among other forms of outreach.

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The National Interest