Brazil & the Southern Cone

The Inter-American Dialogue’s work in the Southern Cone examines opportunities and challenges facing Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile. Issues include energy, finance, economics and trade, the environment, and international relations. 


Analysis See all

Clean Energy Auctions in Latin America

Long-term power supply auctions are an increasingly popular instrument worldwide for attracting renewable energy investment while cutting prices, increasing energy security, and reducing emissions. Latin America has been at the forefront of using auctions to boost renewable energy capacity. This study analyzes design and outcomes of government-led long-term power auctions with participation from non-conventional renewable sources in six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, and Jamaica) since 2015.

Has Bolsonaro’s First Year Been a Success or Failure?

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday completed his first year in office, one marked by international controversy over the Amazon, a slight economic recovery, political spats within his own party, as well as some significant legislative wins, including comprehensive pension reform. How well has Bolsonaro fared in his first year as Brazil’s president, and has he met voters’ expectations of change? How well is his government handling economic matters, and what should it focus on in the year ahead? To what extent has Bolsonaro’s confrontational political style helped or hindered his effectiveness in working with Brazil’s Congress?


Press Mentions See all

Es importante no exagerar los beneficios de ser miembro de la OCDE. Durante muchos años, Brasil se negó a considerar su ingreso porque significaría renunciar a los beneficios de su condición de nación en desarrollo o emergente.
La Casa Blanca y el Departamento de Estado están principalmente en una modalidad de “esperar y ver” con respecto al gobierno de Fernández. La relación bilateral puede ser un poco fría, más con la Casa Blanca que con el Departamento de Estado, pero está todavía en desarrollo y dependerá de lo que suceda en los próximos meses.