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Even though Argentina and the International Monetary Fund have been discussing a debt restructuring for a year and a half, there is still no agreement, Finance Minister Martín Guzmán said recently. // File Photo: Argentine Government.

Will Argentina Be Able to Reach a Deal With the IMF?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Argentina’s debt restructuring efforts with the IMF.

Claudio Loser, Kezia McKeague, Alberto Ramos, Alberto Bernal

Latin America Advisor ˙

Lisa Viscidi speaks at an Institute of the Americas webinar on hydrocarbon development in Argentina Video

Political Transition: United States-Argentina Relations, Energy and Climate, and a Discussion of the Incoming Biden Administration

The Institute of the Americas held a virtual roundtable December 3-4, 2020, on barriers and opportunities for hydrocarbon development in Argentina. Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at the Dialogue, was a panelist at the event. She discussed president-elect Biden’s energy plans, US-Argentine relations, and clean technology investment. 

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Institute of the Americas

File Photo: Luca Galiuzzi via CC license.

¿Puede Sudamérica capitalizar sus reservas de litio?

¿Qué tan bien están los países sudamericanos involucrando a inversionistas internacionales en sus estrategias de desarrollo de litio?

William Tahil, Juan Carlos Zuleta, David Merriman

Latin America Advisor ˙

What Will Argentina Gain From More Chinese Investment?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the tightening of economic cooperation between China and Argentina.

Tara Hariharan, MK Vereen, Rasheed Griffith, Jorge Heine, Claudio M. Loser, Daniel Montamat

Latin America Advisor ˙

Turmoil in South America and the Impact on Energy Markets

2019 has been a tumultuous year for South America. In recent months, mass protests have swept across several countries, including major oil and gas producers Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. Continued political and social turbulence will likely contribute to stagnant oil and gas production growth in these countries. Conversely, Brazil and Guyana are on track to become the region’s largest sources of supply growth.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Istituto Affari Internazionali

Michael Shifter en Cuestión de Poder Video

Shifter: “Ha caído la calidad y la capacidad de las instituciones democráticas [en América Latina]”

En esta entrevista para el programa Cuestión de Poder de la cadena NTN24, Michael Shifter y Gustau Alegret hablan sobre la evolución y los desafíos de la democracia en América Latina a causa de los retrocesos económicos y sociales en la región. También se conversó acerca de las citas electorales en la región, de cara a un 2021 con elecciones en países como Perú, México, Ecuador, Argentina y Chile. ¿Cómo llegan los países al 2021 y como afectará la crisis a las elecciones que vienen?

Michael Shifter, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ Cuestión de Poder

Secretary Gustavo Lopetegui Explains the Argentine Energy Market’s Competitive Edge

Argentina’s economic crisis and the fiscal belt-tightening it demands have led to gradual cuts to wholesale electricity and natural gas subsidies for consumers and a liberalization of energy prices over the course of Mauricio Macri’s administration. This has helped make Argentina more attractive as a destination for energy investment despite its economic tumult, said Argentine Secretary of Energy Gustavo Lopetegui at an event organized by the Inter-American Dialogue on March 14.

Nate Graham, Bentleigh Asboth

Event Summaries ˙

Photo of lithium deposits in Chile

Is Chile Losing Ground to Other Lithium Producers?

A Latin America Energy Advisor Q&A on whether Chile’s lithium sector is losing ground to other producers.

Gal Luft, Carla Bass, James J. A. Blair, Daniel Jimenez, Manuel Agosin, William Tahil, Macarena Michienzi, Nicholas Wehner

Energy Advisor ˙

Clean Energy Auctions in Latin America

Long-term power supply auctions are an increasingly popular instrument worldwide for attracting renewable energy investment while cutting prices, increasing energy security, and reducing emissions. Latin America has been at the forefront of using auctions to boost renewable energy capacity. This study analyzes design and outcomes of government-led long-term power auctions with participation from non-conventional renewable sources in six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, and Jamaica) since 2015.

Lisa Viscidi, Ariel Yépez-García

Reports ˙ ˙ Inter-American Development Bank

Will an IMF Bailout Save Argentina’s Macri, or Sink Him?

Non resident fellow Bruno Binetti discusses the causes of the financial crisis, and the economic and political implications of an IMF bailout for Argentina and Macri. 

Bruno Binetti

Interviews ˙ ˙ World Politics Review