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

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Energy and Mining in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems, faces environmental impacts from hydroelectric dams, oil and gas drilling sites, and mining projects. A new database and analysis by the Inter-American Dialogue reveals that state-owned enterprises, as well as small and mid-sized international companies from a handful of countries, operate the largest share of such projects in the Amazon region, meaning these companies have a substantial influence over the implementation of environmental and social safeguards.

Press Mentions See all

Enquanto a forma como Biden lida com a pandemia é bem avaliada pelos americanos, o mesmo não pode ser dito da recente crise migratória na fronteira sul, que envolve o vizinho México e os países da América Central. Essa questão se tornou [a] principal vulnerabilidade política [de Biden].