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File Photo: OECD.

Do Latin American Members Benefit From the OECD?

What advantages and disadvantages does being part of the OECD bring for Latin American countries and the region as a whole?

Anabel González, Diego Guevara, Andrés Rebolledo, Renata B. Vasconcellos, Mario Alejandro Valencia

Latin America Advisor ˙

Oil rig at sunset Video

Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, sat down with Natural Gas World to discuss her recent report, Latin American State Oil Companies: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition.

Lisa Viscidi

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CSIS Video

Oil and Politics in Latin America

In a conversation with CSIS, Lisa Viscidi explains the potential implications of this year’s elections in Latin America’s top oil producing countries. Political changes in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela will affect oil output, with effects felt both domestically and in the United States.

Lisa Viscidi, Richard Miles

Interviews ˙ ˙ Center for Strategic & International Studies

Os Novos Bancos em Cena: Financiamentos chineses na América Latina

Estima-se que a China tenha concedido empréstimos no valor aproximado de US$ 86 bilhões a países da América
Latina desde 2005. Esse montante é mais alto que o conjunto de empréstimos concedidos pelo Banco Mundial, o
Banco Inter-Americano de Desenvolvimento (BID) e o Banco de Exportação-Importação dos Estados Unidos (US Ex-Im Bank) nesse mesmo período.

Kevin P. Gallagher, Amos Irwin, Katherine Koleski

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The Mercosur flag and the EU flag flying next to each other.

Is There Any Hope for the E.U. Trade Deal With Mercosur?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ opinion on the future of the trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc.

Jon E. Huenemann, Allison Fedirka, Elena Lazarou, Thomas Andrew O’Keefe

Latin America Advisor ˙

CSIS Video

What Will AMLO and Bolsonaro Do To Energy Markets?

New leaders in Mexico and Brazil may mean big changes to their respective energy sectors. Lisa Viscidi tells Richard Miles of CSIS that a Mexican delay on offshore bidding could have a major impact, but that Brazil is likely to maintain the status quo. Venezuela could take years to recover production once it emerges from its current crisis, given the massive investment required to reverse declining oil output.

Lisa Viscidi, Richard Miles

Interviews ˙ ˙ Center for Strategic & International Studies

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Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition

Latin American national oil companies (NOCs) have made important advances in slashing emissions from their operations through techniques such as reducing flaring, improving energy efficiency, and injecting CO2 for enhanced oil recovery, according to a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank. Yet, progress in producing lower carbon energy sources for consumers has been sluggish, no Latin American NOC has committed to net zero emissions, and for some companies emissions are on the rise, the report finds.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips, Paola Carvajal, Carlos Sucre

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Brazil is seeking new supplies of fertilizer to replace the potential loss of supplies from Russia. A sugar cane field in Brazil is pictured. // File Photo: Brazilian Government.

Will War in Europe Worsen Hunger in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effects of the Ukrainian invasion on hunger in Latin America.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Diana Chávez, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Lidia Fromm Cea, Shunko Rojas

Latin America Advisor ˙

“Money is the Mother’s Milk of Politics”

An interview with Peter Hakim about the impacts of Lava Jato, Brazil’s political polarization, and the country’s role in the international community

Peter Hakim, Solange Monteiro

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Antonio Costa (R), who took over Brazil’s National Indian Foundation in January, was sacked last week by officials at the Justice Ministry, a decision Costa says stemmed from his willingness to stand up to powerful political and business elites. // File Photo: Government of Brazil.

How Should Brazil Resolve Disputes With Its Indigenous?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Brazil’s handling of a 2017 land dispute between indigenous tribes and rural farmers.

Christian Poirier, Tom Griffiths, Kevin Healy, Carlos Mateo Paz-Soldan

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Energy Policy in Brazil: What’s Next for Upstream, Refining and LNG?

The Brazilian oil & gas industry is going through its “largest transformation ever,” said Décio Oddone, Director-General for the Brazilian National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) at an event organized by the Inter-American Dialogue on June 28th.

Nate Graham, Daniela Vayas

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Editor’s Picks: Top Content from the Latin America Advisor 2019

Top selections from the Latin America Advisor’s editorial staff of issues covering especially important developments during 2019, a remarkable year for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Erik Brand, Gene Kuleta, Anastasia Chacón González

Latin America Advisor ˙

A photograph, in color, of new Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga speaking into a microphone.

Can Brazil Stop Spiraling Covid-19 Cases and Deaths?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Brazil’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing health crisis.

Monica de Bolle, Nestor Forster Jr., Gabriela Lotta, Paulo M. Buss, Valéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva

Latin America Advisor ˙

Foreign Policy in the Era of Populism: Trump’s America and Bolsonaro’s Brazil

According to Stephen Walt, professor of international affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the past three decades of US foreign policy have led to unnecessary wars, tragic death and failed diplomacy. Walt shares his insights with Jane Wales, World Affairs CEO, about how to reorient US foreign policy and…

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ World Affairs Council