The Latin American region is seeking to expand its range of economic and political partnerships, whether by deepening existing relationships or forging new ones. At the same time, profound transformations in the world economy, climate change, and new information and communication technologies will ensure that the region’s future is inextricably connected to developments taking place beyond the borders of individual nations.
To address new challenges, the Inter-American Dialogue is working to support the development of strategic thinking in Latin America, as well as the region’s active participation at the global level.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jaana Remes has joined the Latin America Advisor’s board of advisors. She is an economist and a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company’s business and economics research arm, based in San Francisco.
Regardless of the effect at home, Beijing’s trade-related outreach in Latin America will likely strengthen China’s overall ties to the region – specially if Latin American governments are able to achieve increasingly balanced trade.
2018 has been a year marked by great political uncertainty for Latin American energy markets. Oil prices are up, creating strong incentives for investment, rising US natural gas exports are creating a new source of flexible, cheaper energy for Latin American consumers, and the cost of wind and solar energy…
If Brazil wants to act strategically, it needs to think about how to partner with China and to ensure diversification of trade, engage in cooperation initiatives and promote industrial capacity. To the extent that the new Brazilian government wants to privatize, China would have considerable interest in investment.