On January 11, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on the Essequibo controversy, a significant geopolitical challenge in Latin America and the Caribbean.
En una entrevista con CNN, Rebecca Bill Chavez, Presidenta y CEO del Diálogo Interamericano, analizó las implicaciones geopolíticas del conflicto territorial entre Venezuela y Guyana, y la posibilidad de que esta disputa escale.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the border conflict between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo region.
Insights from India-Latin America relations expert Hari Seshasayee on External Minister Jaishankar’s trip to Guyana, Colombia, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.
Margaret Myers and Rebecca Ray wrote for The China Global South Project on Chinese Finance to LAC in 2022.
On March 31, Foreign Policy cited the newly-released Inter-American Dialogue’s and Boston University Global Development Policy Center report on 2022 Chinese finance to LAC.
China’s development finance institutions demonstrated renewed interest in lending to LAC in 2022, issuing US$813 million in loans to three LAC governments or state institutions.
Margaret Myers and Steven Holmes discuss developing trends in the India-LAC dynamic, including India’s appetite for crafting a regional foreign policy for Latin America and potential increased commercial competition with China in the region.
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, director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, sits down with S&P Global Platts to discuss Guyana’s newly inaugurated president and the implications for its oil future.
Political changes are shaping the outlook in many of South America’s smaller and emerging oil and gas producers, including Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. At a webinar co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and the National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE), panelists discussed how political developments and the oil price decline are likely to impact producers in the region.
2019 has been a tumultuous year for South America. In recent months, mass protests have swept across several countries, including major oil and gas producers Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. Continued political and social turbulence will likely contribute to stagnant oil and gas production growth in these countries. Conversely, Brazil and Guyana are on track to become the region’s largest sources of supply growth.
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.
The development of energy resources is an integral component of many of Latin America’s economies, from established producers like Colombia and Brazil to newcomers to the global energy market like freshly oil-rich Guyana. However, policymakers and energy companies throughout the region must devise solutions to a variety of fiscal, political, social, and environmental hurdles to ensure successful and sustainable projects, explained speakers at an Inter-American Dialogue event on May 10.