Analysis

What’s Driving New Changes in Brazil-China Trade Ties?

How has the trade dynamic between Brazil and China changed in recent years, and will trade flows increase significantly in the near future? What implications would stronger trade ties between the countries have for their other trading partners?

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios, Andre Soares, Pepe Zhang, Haibin Niu

Latin America Advisor ˙

USMCA and Latin American Energy Diplomacy Under a New US Congress

November’s midterm elections altered the balance of power in Washington, and the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, which will mean new chairs on key committees, will play an important role in shaping US energy diplomacy and energy markets in the Western Hemisphere. At an event co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Institute of the Americas, panelists discussed how the new Congress will approach key issues affecting energy within the context of Latin America’s evolving role in US trade and foreign policy.

Nate Graham, Chris Kambhu

Event Summaries ˙

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, pictured arriving for summit meetings in Papua New Guinea last weekend, will host next year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. // Photo: APEC.

What Should Latin America Take Away From APEC 2018?

How did ongoing global trade tensions change the agenda at the 2018 APEC Summit?

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios, John Maisto, Mikio Kuwayama, Won-Ho Kim, Richard E. Feinberg

Latin America Advisor ˙

Are Japan’s Ties to Latin America Getting Stronger?

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono visited Latin America Aug. 11-19, with stops in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. Kono’s priorities during the trip were strengthening economic cooperation and trade ties with the region, particularly the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and seeking support on diplomatic issues, including those related to North Korea, NHK reported. What did he accomplish during his tour? Where are Japan-Latin America relations headed? Does Japan have a clear and coherent strategy in Latin America? Which sectors and countries in the region are of greatest importance for Japan, and what is driving that interest?

Latin America Advisor ˙

Would a Trade Deal With China Benefit Panama?

Panama and China began negotiations for a free trade agreement on July 9. What benefits would a deal bring?

Barbara Kotschwar, Joaquín Jácome Diez, Anabel González, Arancha González

Latin America Advisor ˙

Member in the News: Carla A. Hills

Carla Hills, the lead US architect of the original NAFTA trade agreement, gave an interview with NPR regarding the new negotiations.

Carla A. Hills, David Greene

Interviews ˙ ˙ NPR

China, América Latina & Chile 2030

Las exportaciones a China de América Latina pasaron de 6 mil millones a 140 mil millones de dólares, 23 veces entre esos años, cifras raramente vistas en el comercio internacional. Los efectos han sido sustanciales.

Sergio Bitar

Presentations ˙

China & the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Will the TPP and RCEP be promoting of greater integration or of disintegration in the Asia-Pacific region?

Margaret Myers, Adrian H. Hearn

Reports ˙

Video

China-LAC: Enduring Challenges

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

Margaret Myers

Interviews ˙ ˙ Hunton & Williams

European & US Policies Converge in Latin America

Despite the many reasons for divergent approaches to Latin America, the US and EU relationships with Latin America turn out to be strikingly similar, and they are continuing to converge.

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙