A Conversation with Luis Vicente León

On July 24, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an extended discussion in partnership with Freedom House with Luis Vicente León, the president of Datanálisis, on the crisis in Venezuela.

Ethan Knecht

Event Summaries ˙

Confronting Latin America’s Economic Challenges: What Can the Region Do?

On July 22, the Dialogue hosted the event “Confronting Latin America’s Economic Challenges: What Can the Region Do?” with Joyce Chang, the Chair of Global Research at JP Morgan, and Santiago Levy, a nonresident fellow with the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings and president of the Latin American & Caribbean Economic Association.

Renata Lara Arizpe

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Michael Shifter sobre Venezuela, Puerto Rico y el futuro de Bolivia

Michael Shifter habló con Gustau Alegret de NTN24 sobre temas de actualidad en la región, incluyendo la crisis en Venezuela, las amenazas de presidente Trump contra Guatemala, las manifestaciones en Puerto Rico, y las elecciones en Bolivia.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Will Puerto Rico’s Governor Soon Be Forced From Office?

What are the underlying factors that led to protests against Rosselló, and how likely are they to succeed in pushing the governor to resign?

Silvia Álvarez Curbelo, Pedro Reina-Pérez, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Castro

Latin America Advisor ˙


Rusia y su interés en OPEP

La directora del Programa de Energía Lisa Viscidi habló con NTN24 sobre por qué a Rusia le interesa formar parte de la OPEP (Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo) a pesar de los problemas que esto supone para el país. 

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

How to Save the Amazon Rainforest

Countries in the Amazon Basin are falling behind on their targets to cut deforestation. Environmental enforcement combined with economic incentives could provide a way forward, write Lisa Viscidi and Enrique Ortiz in this op-ed.

Lisa Viscidi, Enrique Ortiz

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

Mexican Finance Minister Carlos Urzúa reportedly had several clashes over economic policy with the country’s president. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Will Urzúa’s Exit Destabilize Mexico’s Economic Policy?

What does Urzúa’s departure say about the direction of Mexico’s economic policy?

Andrés Rozental, Ariane Ortiz-Bollin, Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Jonathan Heath, Beatrice Rangel, José Carlos Rodríguez Pueblita

Latin America Advisor ˙


Cuba’s Sinking Economy – Causes, Consequences & Remedies

On July 11, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an extended discussion on “Cuba’s Sinking Economy – Causes, Consequences & Remedies” with Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, the former chief of the US interest section in Havana, and Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago, an economist and Cuba expert at the University of Pittsburg.

Ethan Knecht

Event Summaries ˙

Panama, whose capital is pictured above, was returned last month to the Financial Action Task Force’s “Gray List.” // File Photo: Matthew Straubmuller via Creative Commons.

Why Is Panama Back on the FATF’s ‘Gray List’?

Why has Panama been placed back on the FATF’s gray list, and what does it mean for its economy?

Carlos Berguido, Richard Fogarty, Larry Iwanski, José Montaño, Marco Gandásegui Jr., Matías Mora

Financial Advisor ˙