Analysis

In pursuit of what matters: passion for the bottom line

Member in the News: Susana Malcorra

Dialogue member Susana Malcorra, dean of the School of Public and Global Affairs at IE University, has published a new book titled In Pursuit of What Matters: Passion for the Bottom Line.

Susana Malcorra

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Governments in Latin America, including Chilean Education Ministry officials, pictured above, are working on plans that involve social distancing for when students return to schools. // File Photo: Chilean Government.

Will Latin America’s Schools Be Able to Reopen Safely?

Do schools in Latin America and the Caribbean have enough government funding and resources to both educate students and protect their health amid Covid-19?

Ariel Fiszbein, Timothy Scully, Michael C. Lisman, Maria Soledad Bos

Latin America Advisor ˙

Chile has recorded more than 20,000 cases, but only 270 deaths, one of the lowest rates in the world. // File Photo: Chilean Government.

Covid-19 in the Americas: A Case in Contrasts

Some governments in Latin America imposed early preventive measures and mobilized health systems to meet the threat of Covid-19. Meanwhile, others with populist national leaders have done very little to prepare for or otherwise mitigate the epidemic.

Julio Frenk, Felicia Marie Knaul, Michael Touchton

Latin America Advisor ˙

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno recently cited technology companies in Colombia among the innovators during the Covid-19 pandemic. // File Photo: Inter-American Development Bank.

Can Innovation and Tech Help Colombia Cope and Recover?

How can innovation and technology be deployed in Colombia in education, health, financial services and other areas affected by the health and economic crises?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Laura Gaviria Halaby, Felipe Colmenares, Kathleen McInerney

Latin America Advisor ˙

Desenvolvimento e Cooperação na América Latina Video

Member in the News: Enrique García

Enrique García, economist and former president of the CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, has published a new book titled Development and Cooperation in Latin America: The Urgent Need for a Renewed Strategy. It is the seventh volume published in the José Bonifácio Chair collection at the University of São Paulo.

Enrique García

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A vendor in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is pictured above.

How Can Latin America Help Its Most Vulnerable?

In what ways is Covid-19 affecting informal workers in the Americas, and which governments have implemented the best measures to protect informal sectors, both in terms of health care services and economic relief?

Santiago Levy, Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Sebastián Acha, Lauren M. Allen, Audriana Rodriguez, Charles T. Call

Latin America Advisor ˙

Video

Impacts of Politics and Oil Price Collapse on South America’s Smaller and Emerging Producers

Political changes are shaping the outlook in many of South America’s smaller and emerging oil and gas producers, including Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. At a webinar co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and the National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE), panelists discussed how political developments and the oil price decline are likely to impact producers in the region.

Sarah Phillips

Event Summaries ˙

Around the world, including in Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of cases of the novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, has grown exponentially. Governments have implemented increasingly tough restrictions to try to contain the spread.

How Well Are Latin American Nations Handling Covid-19?

How are Latin American and Caribbean nations coping with the spread of the new coronavirus?

Andrés Rozental, Katherine E. Bliss, María L. Ávila-Agüero, Alejandro Chafuen, Adriano Massuda

Latin America Advisor ˙

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro // File Photo: Brazilian Government

Will Brazil Allow Development on Indigenous Lands?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the development of indigenous land in Brazil.

Isabella Alcañiz, Leni Berliner, Jana Nelson, Luiza Lima

Latin America Advisor ˙

Experts Divided on Prospects for a Shift in AMLO’s Energy Policy

This event, hosted in collaboration with the Institute of the Americas, aimed to examine the issues facing Mexico’s climate for energy investment across various sectors including power, renewables, oil and natural gas.

Sarah Phillips

Event Summaries ˙

Video

5G and the Evolution of Smart Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

On November 14, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event, “5G and the Evolution of Smart Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean,” featuring panelists Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer of the International Finance Corporation; Luis Fiallo, Vice President of China Telecom Americas; Ed Roach, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Associate General Counsel, SBA Communications; and Rachel Samrén, EVP and Chief External Affairs Officer of Millicom. Ernesto Muyshondt, mayor of San Salvador, El Salvador, provided the keynote address while Margaret Myers, director of the Asia and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue moderated the panel discussion.

Julia Weil

Event Summaries ˙

The impact of migrants’ remittances and investment on rural youth

Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development Program, recently co-authored a report with Mariellen Jewers titled “The impact of migrants’ remittances and investment on rural youth.”

Manuel Orozco

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