Analysis

Nature scene of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Sustainable Investment Is Flooding the Market

Companies are increasingly under pressure from the public and regulators to both disclose and improve environment, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. Such regulations in Europe and the United States will nudge investors toward low emissions projects. All this capital has to be put somewhere, and Latin America and other emerging markets are well positioned to become big recipients of these increased climate-focused flows.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

Women checks where to cast her vote

Peru’s Fraying Democracy

The second round of the Peruvian presidential elections will take place on June 6. Peru, which is suffering the economic and social effects of the pandemic, will choose between Keiko Fujimori, a former lawmaker in her third run for the country’s highest office and Pedro Castillo, a rural teacher and union leader from the northern region of Cajamarca.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Alberto Fernandez speaking

Will Argentina’s Fernandez Punt on a Deal With the IMF?

In a vitriolic address to Argentina’s Congress on March 1, President Alberto Fernandez put to rest any illusions that he would be a moderating influence on his vice president and political mentor, former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. During his speech, the president attacked Cristina Fernandez’s traditional enemies, including the press, the judiciary, and the political opposition. More surprisingly, he also criticized the IMF, despite being in the middle of discussions to renegotiate Argentina’s $44 billion debt.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Joe Biden

President Biden Should Not Underestimate Challenges in Latin America

As the Biden administration begins to undo Donald Trump’s legacy in Latin America, many in the region appear guardedly optimistic about the prospects for more constructive relations with their northern neighbor.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

una vista de Cusco, Perú / a view of Cuzco, Peru

A More Sustainable Peru Post-Covid-19

Covid-19 has devastated the Peruvian economy. But as the country seeks to rebuild in the virus’s wake, it has a chance to focus on fighting climate change and creating a more sustainable development model. The extractive industries central to Peru’s economy are a source of underutilized revenues that could help seize this opportunity. 

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Comercio

Joe Biden

Biden: Windows of Opportunity for Latin America

President Joe Biden didn’t waste any time using his office and authority to set out an ambitious agenda and send a clear message to the American people and the world: under his administration, the US would adopt a very different tone and style – and pursue a notably different policy course – than Donald Trump.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Clarin

Xi Jinping at BRICS Summit

China’s Quiet Play for Latin America

China will keep winning friends from Chile to Mexico, regardless of a forthcoming shift in US policy toward the region.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Noema Magazine

Street in Rivas, Nicaragua

Nicaragua 2021: crecimiento sin prosperidad, o la democracia necesaria

El 2021 será el cuarto año en que la prosperidad económica estará lejos del alcance de los nicaragüenses. La caída de ingresos es bestial, cientos de miles de personas sin percibir ingreso, con la mayoría de los trabajadores percibiendo un mes menos de lo que ganaban en el 2019, y prácticamente diez meses menos de cómo estaban en el 2017.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Joe Biden speaks at a rally during his campaign for the presidency

Biden’s Latin America Opportunity: Why the Western Hemisphere Is More Important Than Ever

As the Biden administration prepares to restore US leadership on the global stage, enhanced coordination with Latin America and the Caribbean on vital issues such as climate change, human rights, and a rules-based trading system beckons as a strategic opportunity. The president-elect, more than any recent occupant of the White House, is well placed to seize it.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Joe Biden habla en un evento de 2019

Joe Biden, Friend of Latin America

When President Biden takes office in January, he will not approach Latin America with a blank checkbook or magic formulas for hemispheric comity and recovery, but he will offer his characteristic humanity, his belief in the region’s promise, and his administration’s steadfast engagement.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Nación

foto de una area rural verde en Colombia

Ideas para vincular regalías, cambio climático y la recuperación verde

A medida que Colombia trata de recuperarse de la devastación económica que le ha generado el Covid-19, también debe esforzarse en el cumplimiento de sus metas en materia de cambio climático y la creación de un modelo de desarrollo más sostenible. Los ingresos fiscales procedentes de la producción de minería e hidrocarburos podrían utilizarse para cumplir con esos importantes objetivos.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Tiempo

Child at a protest, refugees and immigrants

Stop Violating Immigrant Women’s Reproductive Rights

A brave whistleblower recently reported that women immigrants at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center have been subjected to gynecological procedures without their knowledge or informed consent. Unfortunately, for thousands of women and girls, these reported violations are just a sampling of the government’s illegal practices of aggression and neglect in its treatment of women seeking to immigrate to the United States. 

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Ms. Magazine