Will President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador be able to curb Mexico’s growing insecurity?
The IMF lowered its economic growth forecast for the region in July. Will the economy worsen this year, or will there be a turnaround?
Desde el pasado 18 de abril, a consecuencia de una reforma al seguro social, el descontento popular ha escalado en Nicaragua. La respuesta del régimen del Presidente Daniel Ortega ha sido la represión y hasta ahora, alrededor de 300 muertos han sido reportados. Ante la violencia rampante, la comunidad internacional ha manifestado su preocupación y descontento. Manuel Orozco dio una entrevista acerca de los impactos que estas sanciones tendrán en Nicaragua, y de los posibles escenarios futuros en el conflicto.
More than 300 people have died in Nicaragua since anti-government protests broke out in April. Will a resolution come?
La fuerte disminución en el 2017 se debe a que los bancos estatales chinos se abstuvieron de hacer préstamos a Venezuela, de lejos el mayor receptor de financiamiento del gigante asiático en la región desde el 2005.
Chinese investment and lending in the region declined last year, in part reflecting skittishness over the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. Despite the drop, Chinese state-to-state finance continues to outstrip the World Bank, IDB and CAF.
China’s record of lending in LAC continues to surpass that of other banks, even though policy banks issued only $9 billion to the region in 2017.
If the region increases renewables to 80% of the electricity matrix and expands integration, countries can save billions of dollars in investments, avoid blackouts and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, argue Lisa Viscidi and Ariel Yépez.
Latin America faces many challenges in developing its energy resources and providing clean, affordable and reliable energy. With presidential elections in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia next year, there is considerable uncertainty about future energy policy, as potential candidates in these countries have presented widely varying energy and economic policy platforms.
In spite of a steady economic recovery, low inflation and improving fiscal balances, Latin America is seeing weak private investment in energy and other sectors.
English proficiency is a critical tool for competitiveness in the global economy. How can governments implement effective English language learning policies and programs?
As Latin America moves towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fulfilling its Paris commitments, it must also work to meet rapidly growing electricity demand, which is projected to almost double by 2040.
President Donald Trump’s announcement on June 1 that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement was met with widespread dismay and fears that the decision would put the entire global agreement in peril.
While the Trump administration’s “America first” policies are aimed primarily at giving higher priority to national security and economic growth for the United States, the White House’s approach will have impacts on energy relations with the rest of the hemisphere that should also be considered.
In an environment of slower growth and reduced fiscal space, implementing effective social policies will be a major challenge for countries in Latin America. How can governments redesign social protection systems?