Analysis

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

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 ˙

Argentina Is Getting Impatient With Macri’s Painful Economic Reforms

Macri has repeatedly said that he will maintain his course and not yield to what he calls the political opportunism of the opposition. But if he is to lead a true alternative to the left- and right-wing populist tendencies that have ruled Argentina for decades, Macri’s gradualism must pick up the pace and start showing results.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Gustau Alegret & Margaret Myers Video

China y la “diplomacia de mascarillas” en América Latina

En esta entrevista con NTN24, Margaret Myers habló sobre el rol crucial de China en el combate del coronavirus en Latinoamérica, así como la “diplomacia de mascarillas” o “mask diplomacy” impulsada por este país.

Margaret Myers, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Alberto Fernandez speaking

Mercosur’s Divisions Are Pushing It to a Breaking Point

Relations between the four members of South America’s Mercosur trade bloc—Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay—are at their worst since the group’s establishment three decades ago. If the bloc is not up to the task of adapting to the 21st century, it may be time to set its members free to pursue their own trade and development goals.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

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 ˙

Presentation to Elcano Institute: Clean Energy Auctions in Latin America

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, gave a presentation to the Energy Working Group of the Elcano Institute on clean energy auctions in Latin America and how their intelligent design could benefit other countries in the region. 

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙

Oil rig at sunset Video

Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, sat down with Natural Gas World to discuss her recent report, Latin American State Oil Companies: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition.

Lisa Viscidi

Podcasts ˙ ˙ In a Nutshell

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 ˙

Video

La enseñanza del inglés en Argentina

Ariel Fiszbein del Diálogo Interamericano habla sobre los retos que enfrentan los programas de enseñanza de idioma inglés en América Latina.

Ariel Fiszbein

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24, La Nación, Clarín

31st Meeting of the Working Group on Latin America

On December 7, 2018, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Working Group on Latin America met for its 31st session. Dating back to 2001, the group is one of the longest-running and most successful initiatives at the Dialogue.

Irene Estefanía

Event Summaries ˙

Video

Evo Morales en Argentina, elecciones en Bolivia e inflación argentina

Michael Shifter fue invitado a ‘Cuestión de Poder’ de NTN24, donde comentó sobre las declaraciones de Evo Morales en Argentina, las próximas elecciones bolivianas, y el rol de Alberto Fernández en la inflación argentina.

Michael Shifter, Gustau Alegret, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

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The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina

On February 25, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the webinar “The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina” in partnership with the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, DC, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR). Panelists discussed the winning strategy employed by the feminist movement to promote passage of the law to legalize abortion, the challenges they encountered, and how they leveraged resources to produce a favorable outcome.

Joan Caivano, Carolina Celedón

Event Summaries ˙