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China Looks to Latin America Amidst US Trade Dispute

Regardless of the effect at home, Beijing’s trade-related outreach in Latin America will likely strengthen China’s overall ties to the region – specially if Latin American governments are able to achieve increasingly balanced trade.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin Trade


Market Tailwinds and Political Headwinds for Latin American Energy

2018 has been a year marked by great political uncertainty for Latin American energy markets. Oil prices are up, creating strong incentives for investment, rising US natural gas exports are creating a new source of flexible, cheaper energy for Latin American consumers, and the cost of wind and solar energy…

Amy Iverson, Chris Kambhu

Event Summaries ˙

Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was arrested on Oct. 10. // Photo: TV Perú.

How Well Is Peru’s Gov’t Fighting Corruption?

What does the arrest of Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori mean for the country’s politics?

Katya Salazar, Francisco Durand, Julio Carrión, Augusto Álvarez-Rodrich

Latin America Advisor ˙


El negocio de las remesas, ¿un incentivo a la migración?

Las remesas son parte esencial del fenómeno migratorio y hay quienes cuestionan si estas son un incentivo para que los centroamericanos decidan migrar. Al respecto, Laura Porras, Asociada del Programa de Migración, Desarrollo y Remesas, explicó para CNN las causas de la migración centroamericana hacia Estados Unidos y el papel que juegan las remesas en este fenómeno mientras la caravana de migrantes se va acercando a Estados Unidos.

Laura Porras

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

Colombian President Iván Duque is cracking down on possession of illegal drugs in public. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Is Duque Pursuing the Right Anti-Drug Policies?

Will Colombia’s new policies under President Iván Duque curb drug trade and consumption?

Hannah Hetzer, Barry R. McCaffrey, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Maria Velez de Berliner

Latin America Advisor ˙

Mexico and Brazil’s Crude Politics

Until this year, resource nationalism—when a government asserts its control over a country’s natural resources—seemed to be on the wane in Latin America. But its potential return could set back Latin America’s two largest economies.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy


Mexico’s Security Crisis: What Lies Ahead for AMLO?

On October 10, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion with the International Crisis Group based on their new report: “Building Peace in Mexico: Dilemmas Facing the López Obrador Government.” The discussion featured Ivan Briscoe and Falko Ernst from the International Crisis Group with Maureen Meyer from the Washington Office on…

Jose Bernardo Reyes Facio

Event Summaries ˙

Will Argentina Reach Its 20 Percent Renewable Energy Goal by 2025?

Argentina is on track to have 20 percent of its energy come from renewable energy sources by 2025, according to the government, but many hurdles remain and not everyone is convinced that timeline can be met.

Doris Rodriguez, Gonzalo Ariel Viña, Carlos St. James, Regina Ranieri, Roberto Carnicer, Marcelo Álvarez, Oscar Medina

Energy Advisor ˙

Los desafíos del nuevo Presidente de Colombia

Catalina Botero, abogada y decana de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Los Andes y Michael Camilleri, director del programa Peter D. Bell de estado de derecho, analizan los retos a los que se enfrentará el gobierno de Ivan Duque y el estado del país que ha heredado.

Michael Camilleri, Catalina Botero

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica

How Mexico and Canada saved NAFTA

At the end of the day, it was Mexico and Canada that won the hard-fought battle to preserve most of NAFTA, writes former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo in The Washington Post.

Ernesto Zedillo

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The Washington Post