Latin America Advisor


Pressures Building on China-Latin America Relations

Anastasia Chacón, Margaret Myers ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Ahead of the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York this month, the Latin America Advisor sat down with Margaret Myers, director of the Asia & Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue. We asked her: What’s new with China-Latin America relations? Where are they headed next? And how is…Read more +

Will Mexico’s Labor Unions Exert New Power Under AMLO?

Carlos H. Aceves del Olmo, Richard Sinkin, Brian Finnegan, Gladys Cisneros, Carlos Ferrán Martínez ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

File Photo: Mexican Government. File Photo: Mexican Government.
What are the reasons behind the workers’ strikes in Mexico, and will there be more labor strife in the period ahead? How powerful are unions in Mexico’s manufacturing sector? Will proposed changes in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement alter the business-labor dynamics in the country?Read more +

Fabian Saide Joins the Board of Advisors

Erik Brand ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Fabian Saide has joined the biweekly Financial Services Advisor publication’s board of advisors. A native of Mexico, he is the founder, CEO and president of Paykii, a global cross-border payment platform that empowers individuals living abroad to pay bills and help support family back home.Read more +

Décadas después, ¿ha sido positiva la dolarización para Ecuador?

Mauricio Pozo, Pablo Zambrano, Marco Naranjo Chiriboga, Vicente Albornoz ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Image: Max Pixel via CC License. Image: Max Pixel via CC License.
Casi 20 años han pasado desde que Ecuador decidió dolarizar su economía en enero del 2000. ¿Cuáles han sido las ventajas y desventajas de la dolarización para el país suramericano? ¿Qué consecuencias tiene el hecho de tener una economía dolarizada para la situación económica actual de Ecuador, y regresará el país a su propia moneda algún día?Read more +

Making Cities in Latin America Smarter

Jaana Remes ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Latin America’s leading cities have a legacy challenge. Population growth has outstripped their ability to deliver infrastructure and services, creating daily stress from issues like gridlock, crime, and pollution. The region’s cities have have to figure out how to deliver more for less. Read more +

Venezuela’s Drone Mystery

Erik Brand ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused leading opposition lawmakers, Colombia’s government and financial backers in the United States of having a role in what Venezuela claims was an attempt to assassinate Maduro and military leaders with armed drones at a public event on Aug. 4. Authorities have made some arrests in the case, but it remains to be proven publicly who orchestrated the attack. What are the biggest takeaways from the drone bomb mystery?Read more +

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