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China-LAC: Enduring Challenges

How will increasing Asian investment in Latin America influence economics and politics in the region?

Margaret Myers

Interviews ˙ ˙ Hunton & Williams

REVIEW – Latin America and the Asian Giants

The likelihood that the U.S. will play a diminishing role in economic and political affairs in places like Brazil and Colombia has given Asian nations an opening to assert greater influence.

Margaret Myers

Book Review ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

Nationalization & Its Discontents: Low Oil Prices & Latin America

As global oil prices collapsed over the last two years, regional governments have started to lose their leverage in the energy industry. To attract international investors, they must offer increasingly favorable terms, which means ceding more of their own control.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Internet-Based Transfers: Current Landscape

Internet-based products have grown substantially in recent years, and constitute an important source of innovation for the remittance industry. Although these products present important opportunities for businesses and consumers, the low rate of penetration merits further discussion and analysis. The article concludes that perhaps the issue is still more structural, that the ecosystem of payment services is performing unevenly, partly due to poor financial access among clients and merchants.

Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras

Reports ˙

Remittances Scorecard: 2016

In its fourth edition, the Remittances Scorecard ranks 30 companies working in 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries. It evaluates them across 12 indicators to assess their performance and competition in the money transfer industry.

Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras, Julia Yansura

Reports ˙ ˙ Results

What Does Latin America’s Shift to the Right Mean for the Energy Sector?

At a breakfast meeting with members of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy and Resources Committee, Michael Reid, The Economist’s senior Latin America editor and author of the “Bello” column, discussed why he thinks the region is shifting to the right.

Lisa Viscidi

Event Summaries ˙

A Future at Stake

There is consensus that education is vital for economic development, social progress and democracy strengthening. However, today, most children in Latin America and the Caribbean have no access to quality education. In fact, Latin-American schools are in crisis and are not educating the youth. Instead of contributing to progress, they…

Reports ˙

Trump and Latin American Energy: The Costs of Cutting Ties

Cuts to Washington’s energy engagement could undermine the connections that help support U.S.–Latin American cooperation on issues from security to immigration. When it comes to weakening energy integration in the Americas, there are few winners.

Lisa Viscidi, Rebecca O’Connor

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Quanity Without Quality- Report Card

Latin America is striving in improving its schools and is making clear progress in at least some areas. Most governments have implemented important measures during the years following ur last report. They’ve been increasing investment, establishing and consolidation national performance assessments, working on the implementation of standards and delegating authority…

Reports ˙

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018

Each year, the Inter-American Dialogue analyzes remittances to the region, identifying areas of growth and new trends that are impacting how people send and receive money. Family remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean reached $85 billion in 2018, an important financial flow and a critical source of support for many households in the region.

Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras, Julia Yansura

Reports ˙

A passenger on Bogotá's Transmilenio BRT system, which has been slow to replace diesel buses with electric equivalents.

Covid-19 Will Make Things Difficult for Electric Vehicles in Latin America

In an interview with Diálogo Chino, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, notes that the use of electric vehicles is growing throughout Latin America, but Covid-19 could stall progress.

Lisa Viscidi, Fermín Coop

Interviews ˙ ˙ Diálogo Chino

English Language Learning in Latin America

English proficiency is a critical tool for competitiveness in the global economy. How can governments implement effective English language learning policies and programs?

Ariel Fiszbein, Kathryn Cronquist

Latin America and 5G: Five Things to Know

A wide variety of factors—domestic and external—will shape 5G deployment in the Latin American region over the next few years.

Margaret Myers, Guillermo García Montenegro

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Lisa Viscidi speaks about a potential green recovery in Latin America at a webinar hosted by LSE. Video

Stimulating a Green Recovery in Latin America

On February 9, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science hosted an event at which Lisa Viscidi spoke about how revenue from extractive industries can be used to accelerate climate change mitigation and adaptation in Colombia and Peru.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Latin America and Caribbean Centre