Analysis

LEGO map of South America

Regionalism and Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has once more demonstrated the fragility of Latin American regional and subregional organizations, and the reasons for it: the weaknesses of domestic institutions, the lack of shared interests and values, and the dependence on foreign powers. It is not too late to turn the pandemic into an opportunity to acknowledge the existence of common interests, and the value of pursuing them collectively.

Ana Covarrubias

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador holding a microphone.

Is López Obrador Making the Right Labor Reforms?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s law against job outsourcing.

Larry Pascal, Tapen Sinha, José Carlos Rodríguez Pueblita, Joyce Sadka, Lance Compa, Gerardo Valencia, Karla Paola Jiménez

Latin America Advisor ˙

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 ˙

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walking alongside Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

How Successful Was U.S. VP Harris’ Latin America Trip?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A about Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico and the Biden administration’s migration policy.

Eduardo Stein, Oscar Chacon, Katya Rimkunas, Andrea Tanco, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙

Latin America’s Presidential Elections: Are Mexico, Brazil and Colombia Ready for Anti-Establishment Candidates?

Next year, critical elections in Latin America’s three most populous countries—Colombia, Mexico and Brazil—are likely to reveal a distemper stemming from citizen disgust with a mix of corruption scandals, mediocre economies, unremitting violence and a largely discredited political class. All three presidential contests are wide open and ripe for anti-establishment challengers.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Newsweek

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and U.S. President Joe Biden, pictured last November, are to meet today at the White House. // File Photo: White House.

What Do AMLO & Biden Have to Gain in Today’s Meeting?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the outlook for President Biden’s meeting with Mexican President López Obrador.

Andrés Rozental, Andrew Rudman, Amy Glover , Pamela Starr, Carlos Véjar

Latin America Advisor ˙

The G20 in Buenos Aires Will Disappoint–But Not All Is Lost

In the annual meeting of the world’s largest economies, which starts on Friday in Argentina, it seemed that Latin America and its most pressing concerns – such as the crisis in Venezuela – would be the priorities. However, it is now clear that the current complex global dynamic will dominate.

Irene Estefanía, Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times Español

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with his former Mexican and U.S. counterparts, Enrique Peña Nieto and Barack Obama.

Will Another ‘Three Amigos’ Summit Happen Anytime Soon?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the future of North American relations under a Biden administration.

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Laura Carlsen, Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Christopher Sands, Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Carlos Vejar

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter on NTN24 Video

Aciertos y fracasos del primer medio año de gestión de Biden

En una entrevista con NTN24, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó sobre cómo ha cambiado la relación entre Estados Unidos y América Latina con la administración Biden. Durante la conversación se hizo especial énfasis en las relaciones bilaterales con México y la situación en Venezuela. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Mario Delgado Carrillo / Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0

Latin America’s Unusual Leadership Vacuum

This year’s “electoral supercycle” could ignite a race to succeed Washington and Caracas as the hemisphere’s big players.

Michael Camilleri, Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

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 ˙