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Power Grab: What Mexico’s State-Centered Electricity Policy Means for Trade, Climate, and the Economy

Over the past two years, the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sought to strip away central aspects of the 2013 energy reform that increased private investment in the power sector and return control of the sector to state utility CFE. These moves will reduce needed investment in the sector and lead to higher electricity costs for Mexican industry and manufacturing, affecting employment, trade, and Mexico’s ability to meet its clean energy targets, according to this new report by the Inter-American Dialogue.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Sarah Phillips

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Declaration on Initial Teacher Training

The objective of this declaration is to present the recommendations agreed upon by the Coalition in order to strengthen initial teacher training in the region.

Coalición Latinoamericana para la Excelencia Docente

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Corruption and Crisis in Venezuela: Asset Repatriation for Humanitarian Relief

This report from the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program analyzes one of the salient features of contemporary Venezuela—rampant corruption—and presents detailed proposals for repatriating stolen assets for the benefit of the Venezuelan people.

Michael Camilleri

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Covid-19 and Freedom of Expression in the Americas

This report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program and Edison Lanza provides a succinct assessment of freedom of expression developments in the Americas in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Catharine Christie, Edison Lanza, Michael Camilleri

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Mexico Power Sector Policies Brief

Mexican Power Sector Policies: Economic and Trade Impacts

This policy brief examines the regulatory changes in Mexico’s electric power sector made under the López Obrador administration. The brief analyzes the broader implications for Mexico’s economy and its trade and economic relations with its key trading partner, the United States. A full report will be forthcoming in October 2020.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Sarah Phillips

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Reforma policial: agenda (aún) pendiente en América Latina

Este nuevo informe analiza las características compartidas de las instituciones policiales en América Latina, evalúa los intentos recientes de reforma policial y propone una agenda para futuras reformas.

Lucía Dammert

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Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition

Latin American national oil companies (NOCs) have made important advances in slashing emissions from their operations through techniques such as reducing flaring, improving energy efficiency, and injecting CO2 for enhanced oil recovery, according to a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank. Yet, progress in producing lower carbon energy sources for consumers has been sluggish, no Latin American NOC has committed to net zero emissions, and for some companies emissions are on the rise, the report finds.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips, Paola Carvajal, Carlos Sucre

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Money transfers to Venezuela

Money Transfers to Venezuela: Remittance Flows Amidst Evolving Foreign Exchange

This report offers an overview of how foreign currency regulations affect money transfers to Venezuela in addition to describing and explaining Venezuelan migrant remitting behavior in six migrant host countries. It also provides an estimate of the aggregate volume of remittances sent to Venezuela.

Manuel Orozco, Kathryn Klaas

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