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China-Latin America Economic Update

On April 12, the Inter-American Dialogue and Boston University Global Development Policy Center co-hosted a public event to consider key trends in China-Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) economic relations.

Dante Schulz

Event Summaries ˙

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Member in the News: Mia Amor Mottley

Mia Amor Mottley was sworn in for her second term as Prime Minister of Barbados in the nation’s first general election since it became a republic last year. Preliminary results show that her governing party won in a landslide victory, winning every seat in the national legislature. 

Mia Amor Mottley

Member in the News ˙ ˙ Al Jazeera

Member in the News: Mia Amor Mottley

Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, received the 2021 Champion of the Earth award for Policy Leadership by the United Nations Environment Programme, the UN’s highest environmental honor. 

Mia Amor Mottley

Member in the News ˙ ˙ UN News

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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

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How Can the Blue Economy Help the Caribbean Recover?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the “blue economy” and its potential role for the Caribbean’s economic recovery.

Ronald Sanders, Edmund Bartlett, Scott MacDonald, Andrea Ewart

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Electrified Islands: The Road to E-Mobility in the Caribbean

Caribbean islands are in many ways ideal markets for electric vehicles, and several Caribbean jurisdictions have made significant advances in promoting electric mobility. Examining five case studies—Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic—this report identifies the key challenges and recommends actions that Caribbean governments and other stakeholders can take to stimulate EV adoption.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Marcelino Madrigal, Malaika Masson, Veronica R. Prado, Juan Cruz Monticelli

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

EV Uptake in the Caribbean: Lessons Learned & Future Recommendations

Electric mobility is gaining ground globally as technology costs fall, awareness is improved, and policies are increasingly aligned with environmental goals. Caribbean nations are well positioned to reap the benefits of electric mobility, concluded panelists at an event hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and New Energy Events, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization of American States.

Sarah Phillips

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The risks of de-risking

De-risking – which involves the cancellation of correspondent relationships by large international banks – has slowed on a global level, However, the threat remains in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Banker

Prospects for expanding US natural gas exports to Latin America

Energy continues to be a bright spot in the US-Latin America relationship and new developments, like an uptick in US LNG exports, offer opportunities to increase energy security and cooperation across the Western Hemisphere.

Rebecca O’Connor

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Outlook for Energy in the Western Hemisphere

Latin America faces many challenges in developing its energy resources and providing clean, affordable and reliable energy. With presidential elections in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia next year, there is considerable uncertainty about future energy policy, as potential candidates in these countries have presented widely varying energy and economic policy platforms.

Sawyer Thomas, Sergio Martinez Cotto

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Trump’s Withdrawal From the Paris Agreement

President Donald Trump’s announcement on June 1 that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement was met with widespread dismay and fears that the decision would put the entire global agreement in peril.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times