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Moderator: Michael Camilleri, Panelists (Right to Left): Laura Zommer, Arturo Valenzuela, Felipe Estefan, and Ilona Szabó. Image of Peruvian protestor sign reading “somos la generación que hará caer a los corruptos”. Video

Democracy in a Post-Pandemic Latin America

On December 2, 2020 the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with Luminate to host the webinar “Democracy in a Post-Pandemic Latin America.” Panelists discussed the current state of democratic institutions in the region, the role of disinformation, as well as the findings of Luminate’s new public opinion research on shifting perceptions on democracy during the pandemic.

Azul Hidalgo Solá

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador holding a microphone.

Is López Obrador Making the Right Labor Reforms?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s law against job outsourcing.

Larry Pascal, Tapen Sinha, José Carlos Rodríguez Pueblita, Joyce Sadka, Lance Compa, Gerardo Valencia, Karla Paola Jiménez

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “Sin oposición, Bolsonaro tiene perspectivas de ser reelegido en 2022”

Entre cuestionamientos a su gestión, el presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador y el mandatario brasileño Jair Bolsonaro cumplen dos años en el poder. Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con El Mercurio sobre el liderazgo populista de estos dos líderes y la evaluación de sus proyectos políticos.

Michael Shifter, Jean Palou

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Mercurio

Event photo featuring the three speakers alongside the moderator, Mariana Aparicio Video

La política energética de AMLO: implicaciones para el comercio, el clima y la economía de México

El Diálogo Interamericano preparó un informe titulado “El impacto de la política eléctrica estado-céntrica en México en el comercio, el clima y la economía”, el cual analiza los principales cambios ocurridos en la política energética de México y sus impactos en la inversión y en el medio ambiente. El informe fue presentado en un webinar el 18 de noviembre organizado por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y el Real Instituto Elcano.

María José Rocha

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Are López Obrador’s Latest Policies Detrimental to Mexico’s Power Sector?

An Energy Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the López Obrador’s changes to the Mexican power sector.

Laura Carlsen, Pedro Niembro, Geoffrey Jones, Natalia Cosio, Larry Pascal, Juan Pomés, Dino Barajas, Fluvio Ruiz Alarcón, Ximena Herrera, Alexandro Padrés, Roxana Muñoz

Energy Advisor ˙

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Power Grab: What Mexico’s State-Centered Electricity Policy Means for Trade, Climate, and the Economy

Over the past two years, the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sought to strip away central aspects of the 2013 energy reform that increased private investment in the power sector and return control of the sector to state utility CFE. These moves will reduce needed investment in the sector and lead to higher electricity costs for Mexican industry and manufacturing, affecting employment, trade, and Mexico’s ability to meet its clean energy targets, according to this new report by the Inter-American Dialogue.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Sarah Phillips

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Bruno Binetti in conversation with Gustau Alegret Video

Debate Trump-Biden, Protestas en México, Elecciones en Bolivia, Referendo en Chile

Primer cara a cara entre Donald Trump y Joe Biden. Cleveland es el escenario para el debate al que ambos llegan con mucho en juego. Marcha en favor del aborto en México termina en violencia. Por lo menos 500 mujeres marchaban hasta el Zócalo, en la capital mexicana, cuando comenzaron los enfrentamientos con la fuerza pública. Estos y otros temas fueron debatidos en el programa Club de Prensa de NTN24. Bruno Binetti, investigador no residente del Diálogo Interamericano participó en esta edición de Club de Prensa presentada por Gustau Alegret. 

Bruno Binetti, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Two Mexican states recently banned the sale of sweetened drinks and high-calorie packaged foods to minors. // File Photo: Amada Shepherd via Unsplash.com.

Will Banning High-Calorie Foods Make Mexicans Healthier?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on curbing so-called lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes in Mexico.

Arturo Sarukhan, Andrew Rudman, Nicolás Mariscal, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Santiago López, Núria Homedes, Arachu Castro

Latin America Advisor ˙

Mexico Power Sector Policies Brief

Mexican Power Sector Policies: Economic and Trade Impacts

This policy brief examines the regulatory changes in Mexico’s electric power sector made under the López Obrador administration. The brief analyzes the broader implications for Mexico’s economy and its trade and economic relations with its key trading partner, the United States. A full report will be forthcoming in October 2020.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Sarah Phillips

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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

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