Analysis

Michael Shifter interviewed by CGTN Video

US-Mexico trade relations in focus

CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg spoke with Michael Shifter, president of Inter-American Dialogue, about US-Mexico trade relations after Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the United States for a meeting with President Donald Trump.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

In his first foreign trip as Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador arrived Tuesday in Washington and meets today with U.S. President Donald Trump. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

What Will AMLO Gain From His Visit to the White House?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Mexican President López Obrador’s first trip abroad since taking office, to Washington.

Arturo Sarukhan, Martha Bárcena, Laura Carlsen, Earl Anthony Wayne, Laura Carlsen

Latin America Advisor ˙

Natural gas pipeline

Q&A with Lisa Viscidi on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, spoke with Natural Gas Intelligence’s Adam Williams about recent regulatory changes to Mexico’s energy sector and how they are impacting the country’s natural gas market. They discuss obstacles that could affect the country’s energy sovereignty, investment opportunities, natural gas imports from the United States, and concerns surrounding political risk in the sector.

Lisa Viscidi, Adam Williams

Interviews ˙ ˙ Natural Gas Intelligence

Michael Shifter interviewed by Daniel Zovatto Video

La pandemia en América Latina: poderes de emergencia, corrupción e inseguridad

En esta entrevista con Aristegui Noticias, Michael Shifter habló con Daniel Zovatto, Director Regional de IDEA Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe, sobre el impacto de la pandemia en los Estados Unidos, América Latina en general y también casos específicos como Brasil, México, El Salvador, Nicaragua y Venezuela. 

Michael Shifter, Daniel Zovatto

Interviews ˙ ˙ Aristegui Noticias

International companies and local industry groups have blasted Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s new power sector measures.

Do Mexico’s New Power Sector Rules Favor the State?

What do the new rules in Mexico’s power sector entail, and why have the sparked controversy among energy companies and local industry groups?

Héctor Castro Vizcarra, Jeremy Martin, Víctor Rodríguez, Dino Barajas, Geoffrey Jones, Pedro Niembro, Jose L. Valera, Doris Rodriguez, Carlos Chavez, Carlos Ochoa

Energy Advisor ˙

Some of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policies have unnerved investors. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Is López Obrador Eroding Mexico’s Business Climate?

How are President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policies affecting Mexican companies and foreign investors’ appetite for putting money into the country’s businesses?

Salvador Fonseca, Adrián Magallanes, Duncan Wood, Leonardo Beltrán

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “Si los precios de las materias primas siguen muy bajos, Sudamérica va a sufrir un golpe muy fuerte”

El titular de una de las instituciones más antiguas de Washington habló con Infobae. Considera que Alberto Fernández tuvo una reacción “rápida y admirable” ante el coronavirus, pero alertó que la Argentina está frente a “una enorme crisis económica” y que la región corre el riesgo de que la emergencia erosione las instituciones democráticas.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Serrichio

Interviews ˙ ˙ Infobae

Video

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

Event Summaries ˙

Mexican Finance Minister Carlos Urzúa reportedly had several clashes over economic policy with the country’s president. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Will Urzúa’s Exit Destabilize Mexico’s Economic Policy?

What does Urzúa’s departure say about the direction of Mexico’s economic policy?

Beatrice Rangel, Andrés Rozental, Ariane Ortiz-Bollin, Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Jonathan Heath, José Carlos Rodríguez Pueblita

Latin America Advisor ˙