Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in the Brazilian presidential election was widely seen as promising for the country’s oil sector, which has been revitalized by reforms that opened the upstream market under the Temer administration, but many questions remain unanswered as the January 1 inauguration approaches. Lisa Viscidi spoke with Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheid of the Capitol Crude podcast about the future of Petrobas and its subsidiaries, fuel subsidies, and deepwater exploration under Bolsonaro.
As the Honduran migrant caravan reaches Tijuana seeking to cross the border to the United States, important political and humanitarian controversies have sprung around Central American caravans.
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.
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…
Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed for Background Briefing with Ian Masters, where he discussed topics such as the repercussions of the crisis in Venezuela for American politics, the role of the United States in fostering a democratic transition in Venezuela, and possible outcomes for the crisis. …
Ernesto Zedillo speaks with David Dollar on the importance of globalization for developing countries, the erosion of multilateralism, and NAFTA.
An economic and humanitarian crisis, precipitated by the Maduro regime, has brought Venezuela to the brink of collapse.
Brazil has vast oil reserves, but can the Bolsonaro government get the energy to market? Lisa Viscidi tells Richard Miles of CSIS that reforms are already in place that will enable oil production “to take off.” The real obstacles are the financial stability of Petrobras, the shaky state oil conglomerate, and the monopoly that the state has on most aspects of energy production, delivery, and even retail sales.
Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Ian Masters of Background Briefing to discuss recent unrest in South America. The two discussed inequality and social immobility as underlying causes of unrest in the region, the case of Venezuela, and the political class’ inability to react.
Michael Shifter, presidente del Dialogo Interamericano, habló con Juan Carlos Iragorri, Dori Toribio y Jorge Espinosa en el podcast en español de The Washington Post sobre las protestas de 2019 y el descontento en gran parte de la región.
Lisa Viscidi and Nate Graham spoke with S&P Global Platts about the findings of a new report which argues that Western oil companies will be needed to revive Venezuela’s oil sector. They discuss the obstacles that could affect whether these firms increase production in the country under a new government, including US sanctions uncertainty, high taxes, and a shortage of workers and working infrastructure.
Estrategia de Estados Unidos contra Maduro: Acusaciones de Narcoterrorismo, Operación Militar en el Caribe y el Marco para la Transición Democrática de Venezuela
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, fue entrevistado por El Washington Post Podcast. En su intervención, Shifter analizó la estrategia de Estados Unidos para debilitar el régimen de Maduro en Venezuela. Las acusaciones de narcoterrorismo y corrupción, la operación militar en el Caribe y el “Marco para la Transición Democrática de Venezuela” fueron algunos de los temas tratados en esta entrevista.
How is China’s coronavirus assistance to Latin America being perceived and what are the implications for US-China competition in the region?
Host Brian Hanson interviews Michael Camilleri on the recent attempted coup in Venezuela and implications for both Maduro’s hold on power and US policy on The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ podcast, Deep Dish.
Program Director Lisa Viscidi sits down with Ben Cahill of CSIS to discuss recent developments in Mexico’s energy sector.