Analysis

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What Should the New President of the IDB Prioritize?

Brazil’s candidate to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ilan Goldfajn, won Sunday’s election in the first round of voting. What factors contributed to Goldfajn’s victory, and what attributes does he bring to the job? The Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor asked five experts for their views on the topic.

Isabel de Saint Malo, Peter Hakim, Bruno Binetti, Claudio Loser, Ruben Olmos

Latin America Advisor ˙

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On the Uruguay-China FTA: Q&A with Nicolás Albertoni

In July, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou announced the completion of a joint feasibility study with China on a potential bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.

Nicolás Albertoni, Margaret Myers, Steven Holmes

Interviews ˙

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Is Chile Losing Ground to Other Lithium Producers?

A Latin America Energy Advisor Q&A on whether Chile’s lithium sector is losing ground to other producers.

Gal Luft, Carla Bass, James J. A. Blair, Daniel Jimenez, Manuel Agosin, William Tahil, Macarena Michienzi, Nicholas Wehner

Energy Advisor ˙

What Will Argentina Gain From More Chinese Investment?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the tightening of economic cooperation between China and Argentina.

Tara Hariharan, MK Vereen, Rasheed Griffith, Jorge Heine, Claudio M. Loser, Daniel Montamat

Latin America Advisor ˙

Even though Argentina and the International Monetary Fund have been discussing a debt restructuring for a year and a half, there is still no agreement, Finance Minister Martín Guzmán said recently. // File Photo: Argentine Government.

Will Argentina Be Able to Reach a Deal With the IMF?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Argentina’s debt restructuring efforts with the IMF.

Claudio Loser, Kezia McKeague, Alberto Ramos, Alberto Bernal

Latin America Advisor ˙

Two members of the Mercosur trade bloc, Brazil and Argentina, recently announced a deal to

Is the Mercosur Trade Accord on Its Last Legs?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Mercosur’s influence and survival in Latin America.

Allison Fedirka, Arturo Porzecanski, Thomas Andrew O’Keefe, Tatiana L. Palermo, Renata Vargas Amaral

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

Argentine Finance Minister Martín Guzmán

Will Argentina’s Economy See a Strong Rebound?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the trajectory of Argentina’s economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jorge Argüello, Kezia McKeague, Daiana Fernández Molero, Mariana Zepeda

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 ˙

Lisa Viscidi speaking during the event Video

Viscidi: Biden’s climate foreign policy “should start with Latin America”

On February 2, the Embassy of Argentina in the United States and the World Resources Institute hosted an event at which Lisa Viscidi spoke about how the Biden administration could engage with Argentina, and with Latin America and the Caribbean more broadly, on areas such as clean energy, climate change adaptation, and conservation.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Embassy of Argentina in the United States

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

Michael Shifter en Cuestión de Poder Video

Shifter: “Ha caído la calidad y la capacidad de las instituciones democráticas [en América Latina]”

En esta entrevista para el programa Cuestión de Poder de la cadena NTN24, Michael Shifter y Gustau Alegret hablan sobre la evolución y los desafíos de la democracia en América Latina a causa de los retrocesos económicos y sociales en la región. También se conversó acerca de las citas electorales en la región, de cara a un 2021 con elecciones en países como Perú, México, Ecuador, Argentina y Chile. ¿Cómo llegan los países al 2021 y como afectará la crisis a las elecciones que vienen?

Michael Shifter, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ Cuestión de Poder

Lisa Viscidi speaks at an Institute of the Americas webinar on hydrocarbon development in Argentina Video

Political Transition: United States-Argentina Relations, Energy and Climate, and a Discussion of the Incoming Biden Administration

The Institute of the Americas held a virtual roundtable December 3-4, 2020, on barriers and opportunities for hydrocarbon development in Argentina. Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at the Dialogue, was a panelist at the event. She discussed president-elect Biden’s energy plans, US-Argentine relations, and clean technology investment. 

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Institute of the Americas