Press Mentions

Many expect the [China - Latin America] relationship to always stay the same. But this overlooks structural issues in China, such as a domestic property slump and the fallout from a trade war with the United States. There are already signs that China’s engagement with some parts of the region is weakening.
We cannot look at all this with fatalism and say that [Haiti] is cursed. It is not cursed. It carries within it men and women of very strong will, who have even worked very hard to find a Haitian solution — but who also realize that they cannot achieve it alone.
Lula originally envisioned BRICS as an effort to assert developing nation independence over the US dollar in trade relations. The goal was and continues to be upheld by China in countless policy documents and speeches, even more so now than when the BRICS grouping was established.
A redução da influência dos EUA na América Latina não é apenas uma questão de política externa incorreta ou resultado de decisões subjetivas deste ou daquele político. Essa redução está ligada, muito mais, a mudanças na economia mundial, assim como aos efeitos catastróficos das políticas conduzidas pelos EUA.
Latin American presidents’ reelection fever is nothing new, but it’s getting worse with recent failure by the international community to condemn unconstitutional moves, El Salvador is just the latest example of this trend. 
El costo de la adopción del bitcoin para [El Salvador] ha sido reputacional, ya que ha puesto al país en ridículo. El costo económico ha sido que el subsidio que sacó para incentivar el uso de la moneda se revirtió en dólares, y aumentó el déficit fiscal.
[Ortega] siempre ha sido un individuo anticlerical, como se demostró en su persecución a la Iglesia católica en los años 80 durante la revolución sandinista. Como cualquier líder autócrata, todo lo que va en contra del culto a su persona es una amenaza.
Nostalgic trade tops $4 billion annually in the US (...) Guatemalans alone have gone from less than 1 million in 2009 to more than 2.5 million today. This nostalgic trade is a way to nurture your identity. What’s happening with Guatemalans shows just how spread out they are: not just major cities, but suburbs and rural areas, too.
Quienes trabajamos preocupados por la situación de los derechos humanos en Venezuela, acciones como las de Petro nos resultan golpes difíciles de asimilar: es normalizar relaciones con gobiernos que no se lo merecen, por su historial antidemocrático.