Analysis

What Does 2019 Hold for Economies in Latin America?

What does 2019 hold in store for Latin American economies? Which countries will perform well economically, and which will struggle, and why?

Richard Francis, Joydeep Mukherji, Alfredo Coutiño, Marcos Casarin

Latin America Advisor ˙

The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

Few neighbors have such deep and wide-ranging ties as the United States and Mexico. Both countries are bound not only by geography, but also through economic, security and social connections. Despite these strong connections—or perhaps because of them—the bilateral relationship is subject to strong pressures coming from domestic politics in both countries.

Michael Shifter, Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Great Decisions

The Trump Effect in Latin America

Over a year ago, as Donald Trump was on one of his tirades full of insults and falsehoods – to which most Americans have, sadly, now become accustomed – I asked an Argentine friend if he had ever heard such aggressive rhetoric from a president before. “Sure I have,” he responded, “but never in English.”

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Ideele

Why Electric Vehicles Are Gathering Speed in Latin America

Electric mobility would bring a host of benefits to Latin America. Countries like Chile are taking the lead in adopting electric buses and promoting private use of electric vehicles. Yet hefty price tags and a lack of charging infrastructure are among the barriers that must be surmounted for widespread uptake in the region.

Lisa Viscidi, Guy Edwards

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

Member in the News: Brian O’Neill

On Dec. 14, Dialogue Board member Brian O’Neill was appointed as executive vice president and COO of the Inter-American Development Bank. He will assume his new position on January 1, 2019.

Brian O’Neill

˙ Inter-American Development Bank

Member in the News: Tom Shannon

Venerated U.S. Ambassador Thomas Shannon retired in February 2018 after an almost 35-year career at the State Department.

Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Washington Diplomat

Foreign Policy in the Era of Populism: Trump’s America and Bolsonaro’s Brazil

According to Stephen Walt, professor of international affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the past three decades of US foreign policy have led to unnecessary wars, tragic death and failed diplomacy. Walt shares his insights with Jane Wales, World Affairs CEO, about how to reorient US foreign policy and…

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ World Affairs Council

Editor’s Picks: Top Content from the Energy Advisor 2018

by Erik Brand, Publisher The Latin America Advisor’s editorial team has produced more than 50 editions of the weekly Energy Advisor this year for subscribers at many of the world’s most respected companies, as well as leading universities and government agencies on four continents. I am delighted to share ten…

Energy Advisor ˙

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. It brings together a select group of political, academic, and civil society leaders from across…

Irene Estefanía González

Event Summaries ˙

CSIS Video

What Will AMLO and Bolsonaro Do To Energy Markets?

New leaders in Mexico and Brazil may mean big changes to their respective energy sectors. Lisa Viscidi tells Richard Miles of CSIS that a Mexican delay on offshore bidding could have a major impact, but that Brazil is likely to maintain the status quo. Venezuela could take years to recover production once it emerges from its current crisis, given the massive investment required to reverse declining oil output.

Lisa Viscidi, Richard Miles

Interviews ˙ ˙ Center for Strategic & International Studies

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Panama earlier this month following the G-20 Summit. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Panamanian youths greeted him at Tocumen International Airport. // Photo: Panamanian Government.

Are Ties With China Paying off for Latin America?

What costs will Latin American countries face in exchange for China’s support, and what are China’s main goals in extending its influence in the region?

Ricardo Barrios, Jorge Heine, Andrea M. Ewart, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙