The entry into force of the Paris Agreement this week provides an opportunity for Latin America to capitalize on its advantages in renewable energy. But only if policy and investment line up with the agreement’s ambitious goals.
With new market friendly governments in Argentina, Peru and Brazil and a looming collapse in Venezuela now is not the time for the U.S. to retrench its economic agenda in the region. Unfortunately, no one is standing up for trade.
As I saw in four days at a region-wide discussion, Latin American militaries are already collaborating on the triple threats of narcotics trafficking, terrorism and organized crime. Here are nine areas for further cooperation.
The CNE’s announcement Thursday September 22 showed that the Maduro government has no intention of holding a fair referendum. But the delay may have provided the international community with a positive option.
If expert predictions are correct and the poor will be most affected by climate change, then Latin America and the Caribbean are particularly at risk. But how much do we know about the specific impacts (say, on housing), and what’s being done to prepare?
In his review of Joseph Tulchin’s new book, Latin American Foreign Policy: How Much Choice? Chris Sabatini says the author has written a much-needed nuanced, detailed history of foreign policymaking in the region, but ignores recent scholarship and younger scholars when discussing current affairs.
This election has become the season of beating up on free trade. While the insecurity and anger that the argument has tapped into is real, reversing free trade will only strengthen the elite. It’s up to the people to bring it back and make it work for everyone.
Although it is reasonable to believe that a Donald Trump presidency in the United States would adversely affect White House policies toward Latin America, the most damaging effect of a Republican victory would be on the state of democracy on the continent.