Economics, Finance & Trade

In recent years, economic opportunities have become the main force driving relationships in the Western Hemisphere. While political cooperation has stumbled, robust trade and financial engagement have been shown to be the best foundation for stronger partnerships between the countries of the region. But Latin American nations face enormous challenges in strengthening their international competitiveness, assuring their position in global finance and trade flows, and achieving equitable growth.

The Inter-American Dialogue seeks to encourage further economic integration and cooperation by building a better understanding of the major trends affecting trade, foreign investment, and economic development in the Americas.


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Q&A with Lisa Viscidi on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, spoke with Natural Gas Intelligence’s Adam Williams about recent regulatory changes to Mexico’s energy sector and how they are impacting the country’s natural gas market. They discuss obstacles that could affect the country’s energy sovereignty, investment opportunities, natural gas imports from the United States, and concerns surrounding political risk in the sector.


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[El petróleo venezolano] es muy útil para China, para sus refinerías, y China quiere mantenerse muy diversificado en términos de diferentes fuentes de petróleo. Le conviene seguir comprando a pesar de las sanciones. 
Es improbable que un fracaso a la hora de sellar un acuerdo cambie fundamentalmente las relaciones bilaterales entre Argentina y Estados Unidos. Pero podría alentar sospechas en Wall Street y en Washington de que no hay mucha diferencia entre el presidente Fernández y su vicepresidenta, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. [...] Claramente si no se llega a un acuerdo, las perspectivas de cualquier inversión estadounidense en Argentina van a quedar reducidas.