Analysis

What’s at Stake as Macri Meets Today With Trump?

Argentine President Mauricio Macri meets today in Washington with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump. How have U.S.-Argentine relations fared since Macri took office in late 2015, and where are they headed during Trump’s presidency?

Claudio Loser, Santos Goñi, Megan Cook, Juan Cruz Díaz, Charles H. Blake, Felipe Yapur

Latin America Advisor ˙

What Does a Strong U.S. Dollar Mean for Latin America?

In January, U.S. President Donald Trump said the U.S. dollar was “too strong,” a departure from the past practice of U.S. presidents, who tried to avoid making such statements and influencing currency markets. How is the U.S. dollar’s relative strength affecting Latin American and Caribbean economies, and what would a weaker dollar mean for the region?

Claudio Loser, Jose M. Barrionuevo, Uri Dadush

Latin America Advisor ˙

Poverty is on the rise in countries facing economic recession such as Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, Nora Lustig writes below. // File Photo: Argentine Government.

What More Can Latin America Do to Reduce Poverty?

What factors are shaping extreme poverty rates in the region, and how should governments confront this challenge?

Jaana Remes, Claudio Loser, Nora Lustig, Camilo Arriagada Luco

Latin America Advisor ˙

will Macri’s economic package alleviate citizens’ economic woes in the short and long terms, and will they win him support ahead of the October presidential election?

Will New Economic Measures Boost Argentina’s Macri?

Will Macri’s economic package alleviate Argentina’s economic woes, and will they win him support ahead of the October presidential election?

Claudio Loser, Megan Cook, Horacio Verbitsky, Andrés Asiain, Jorge Castro

Latin America Advisor ˙

The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred debate over whether countries should provide their citizens a universal basic income. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Should Countries Provide a Universal Basic Income?

What would a Universal Basic Income system look like in Latin America and the Caribbean, and what unintended consequences might such a system bring?

Claudio Loser, Nora Lustig, Claudio M. Loser, Mac Margolis, Paul R. Katz

Latin America Advisor ˙