Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, appeared on CGTN to discuss the reasons for the unprecedented blackout that affected all of Argentina and Uruguay and parts of Paraguay on June 16, how it affects Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s re-election campaign, and whether it could happen again.
A new report by Dialogue fellow Kevin Casas, Paola González and Liliana Mesías analyzes the dominant trends in police behavior and organization and predicts how they will shape police forces over time.
As the trade war between China and the United States intensifies, how is it affecting Latin American economies?
El impacto del sistema tributario y el gasto social en la distribución del ingreso y la pobreza en América Latina
Este artículo presenta resultados sobre el impacto de la política fiscal en la desigualdad y la pobreza en dieciséis países de América Latina. Los países que más redistribuyen son Argentina, Brasil, Costa Rica y Uruguay, y los que menos, Guatemala, Honduras y Perú.
In 2016, the flow of remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed US $70 billion. In the 20 countries for which there is data available, the flow reached US$69 billion. This increase demonstrates continued growth since the post-recession period. In this article, we find a range of factors shaping this growth,
The intensity of the clash within Mercosur highlights how much has changed in South America since Venezuela joined the bloc four years ago.
Ariel Fiszbein señaló los graves problemas que enfrenta la región en materia de educación y la brecha de cinco años de escolaridad que existe con los países asiáticos mejor posicionados en las pruebas PISA.
What does China stand to gain from investing in Latin America’s energy projects? Where is China looking next in the region?
Given their close proximity to the United States, LAC countries are well-positioned to capitalize on the surplus of US gas exports and current buyer’s market.
Latin American countries have some of the most restrictive reproductive health laws and policies in the world, particularly with regard to abortion. In part this stems from not recognizing reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right. However, imposing legal restrictions on abortion does not reduce the likelihood that women will seek this reproductive health service. Instead, harsh laws compel women to risk their lives and health by seeking out unsafe abortions.
This paper, published uses the 2010/11 Income and Expenditure Survey for South Africa to analyze the progressivity of the main tax and social spending programs and quantify their impact on poverty and inequality.
African descendants and indigenous peoples in Latin America face higher poverty rates and are disproportionately represented among the poor. Per capita income of the white population can be sixty percent higher to twice as high as the per capita income of the African descendant and indigenous populations.
In the year-long period from November 2013 to November 2014, presidential elections will occur in nine Latin American countries.
Uruguayan President José Mujica called on professors from the US to teach in Uruguay and defended his country’s creation of a legal marijuana market.
Education leads to entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship leads to innovation.