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Impacts of Politics and Oil Price Collapse on South America’s Smaller and Emerging Producers

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.

Sarah Phillips

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A Conversation with Luis Fernando Camacho

On December 13, 2019 the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “A Conversation with Luis Fernando Camacho”, candidate for the Bolivia presidency.

Kaitlyn Blansett, Taylor Savell

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Turmoil in South America and the Impact on Energy Markets

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.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Istituto Affari Internazionali

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The Battle for Bolivia

On November 22, 2019 the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “The Battle for Bolivia” in order to discuss the October 20 presidential election in Bolivia and controversial change of government that followed it.

William Skewes-Cox

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Nearing the Tipping Point: Drivers of Deforestation in the Amazon Region

The largest tropical rainforest on the planet, the Amazon plays a critical role as a storehouse of carbon and mediator of the global water cycle and holds a greater share of the world’s known biodiversity than any other ecosystem. However, unchecked development is placing the Amazon under threat, pushing deforestation rates to near-record levels throughout the region.

Matt Piotrowski, Enrique Ortiz

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¿Puede Sudamérica capitalizar sus reservas de litio?

¿Qué tan bien están los países sudamericanos involucrando a inversionistas internacionales en sus estrategias de desarrollo de litio?

William Tahil, Juan Carlos Zuleta, David Merriman

Latin America Advisor ˙

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

Nationalization & Its Discontents: Low Oil Prices & Latin America

As global oil prices collapsed over the last two years, regional governments have started to lose their leverage in the energy industry. To attract international investors, they must offer increasingly favorable terms, which means ceding more of their own control.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Natural Gas Market Outlook

Given their close proximity to the United States, LAC countries are well-positioned to capitalize on the surplus of US gas exports and current buyer’s market.

Lisa Viscidi, Carlos Sucre, Sean Karst

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Bolivia’s Morales Contains Corruption Fallout

After a string of corruption scandals, President Evo Morales’ party lost dramatically in regional elections in Bolivia last week.

Michael Shifter, Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review