Analysis

Scaling Back: Chinese Finance to LAC, 2019

Scaling Back: Chinese Development Finance in LAC, 2019

The year 2019 was among the lowest on record for Chinese state-to-state finance in Latin America, with only approximately $1.1 billion in loans from China Development Bank and China Eximbank to Latin American governments and state-owned enterprises.

Margaret Myers, Kevin P. Gallagher

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Is the Coronavirus a Major Threat to Latin America?

What will be the coronavirus outbreak’s global economic fallout, and how will such trends affect Latin American and Caribbean economies?

Margaret Myers, Fiona Mackie, Peter Sand, Zhen Pan

Latin America Advisor ˙

Militaries throughout Latin America have been taking on an increasing number of tasks and have had a political impact in some countries. // File Photo: Peruvian Army.

Are Latin America’s Militaries Taking on Too Much Power?

How has the role of the military changed in Latin American countries over the past year, and is it a cause for concern?

Peter Hakim, Rut Diamint, Douglas M. Fraser, Kristina Mani, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

Latin America Advisor ˙

中国企业的社会责任:聚焦拉美

未来几年,中国企业在履行社会责任方面的进展尤其重要,这不仅关系到当地人民的福祉和企业的声誉,也关系到国家主席习近平的标志性外交倡议“一带一路”的推进。

Margaret Myers

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Dual Education in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities

Dual education can be a powerful tool for bridging the skills gap by making education more relevant to market needs, fostering closer public-private collaboration, and providing youth with concrete skills and work experience.

Maria Oviedo, Ariel Fiszbein, Sadie Smeck

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Is Democracy in Trouble? Latin America from a Global Perspective

On December 13, 2019 the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (IDEA) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), hosted “Is Democracy in Trouble? Latin America in Global Perspective”, an event to launch IDEA’s The Global State of Democracy 2019 Report: Addressing the Ills, Reviving the Promise.

Kaitlyn Blansett,

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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

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What Does a Close Presidential Vote Mean for Uruguay?

What are the biggest takeaways from Uruguay’s election? What challenges will the eventual winner need to address first as Uruguay’s next president? What will the closer-than-expected election result mean for the next president’s ability to govern and set his own agenda?

David Nelson, Sergio Abreu, Charles H. Blake, Patricio Zamorano, Francisco Panizza

Latin America Advisor ˙

Work in Progress: English Teaching and Teachers in Latin America

Who is teaching English as a second language in Latin American? This report breaks down who teachers are, what their training is and what could be improved.

Ariel Fiszbein, Sarah Stanton

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The risks of de-risking

De-risking – which involves the cancellation of correspondent relationships by large international banks – has slowed on a global level, However, the threat remains in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Manuel Orozco

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Assessing the Outlook for Energy Investment in Latin America

2019 marks the first year since new leaders in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico took office. We can now see more clearly the way their policy decisions have affected the energy sector and opportunities for investment. Meanwhile, Argentina holds presidential elections later this month. Venezuela, in turn, faces a worsening economic crisis as oil production plummets. Industry experts, government officials, and corporate representatives convened to discuss these issues and their regional impacts on October 2 at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Julia Weil

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