Latin America

 
  • Op-Ed
    Cuba Fed a President’s Fears and Took Over Venezuela
    Moisés Naím April 15, 2014 Financial Times

    The enormous influence that Cuba has gained in Venezuela is one of the most underreported geopolitical developments of recent times.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Legitimate, but Risky
    Thomas Carothers April 15, 2014 New York Times

    The United States must weigh a series of complicating factors in deciding whether and how to proceed with democracy support activities in antagonistic contexts like Cuba.

     
  • Article
    Can Brazil Defend Democracy in Venezuela?
    Oliver Stuenkel April 9, 2014

    Brazil has so far taken a noticeably soft line toward the current crisis in Venezuela, but its passive rhetoric is not proof that it does not care about defending democracy in the region.

     
  • Article
    Are the BRICS Irrelevant?
    Pang Xun April 8, 2014 中文

    While the collective economic power of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa may be waning, the foundation of the group’s political partnership remains strong.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Tragedy of Venezuela
    Moisés Naím February 25, 2014 Atlantic

    Venezuela is the world capital of inflation, homicide, and scarcity. And half the population is no longer willing to tolerate it.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Most Important Alliance You’ve Never Heard Of
    Moisés Naím February 17, 2014 Atlantic

    Four nations in Latin America are developing an initiative that could add new dynamism to the region, redraw its economic map, and boost its connections with the rest of the world—especially Asia.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Emerging Markets Are Crashing: Should We Be Worried?
    Moisés Naím February 5, 2014 Atlantic

    A trifecta of forces is currently driving the emerging-market crisis and it is too soon to tell if the contagion in emerging markets will spread to their richer counterparts.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Emerging Markets Will Not Sink the World Economy
    Uri Dadush January 31, 2014 L'Espresso

    The difficulties of emerging nations are unlikely to become so severe as to endanger the global recovery.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Real Danger of Loose Nuclear Materials is Accidents, Not Dirty Bombs
    Mark Hibbs December 5, 2013 Washington Post

    Lethal radioactive material spent two days on the loose in Mexico, when hijackers stole a truckload of the highly dangerous metal cobalt-60 as it was in transit from a hospital to a secure storage facility.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Blind Spot
    David Rothkopf July 16, 2013 Foreign Policy

    The absence of any real focus on Latin America except to complain about trade disputes or quibble with the likes of Chávez has created a void that means when something goes wrong, it actually is seen as the totality of U.S. policy in the Americas.

     
  • Report
    Brazil’s Nuclear Kaleidoscope: An Evolving Identity
    Togzhan Kassenova March 12, 2014 video

    Remarkably little attention is paid to Brazilian voices on the country’s nuclear policy. Brazilians paint a picture of an emerging power seeking nuclear independence and searching for its role in the global order.

     
  • Paper
    Making the Transition: From Middle-Income to Advanced Economies
    Alejandro Foxley, Fernando Sossdorf September 21, 2011

    In order to for middle-income countries to successfully transition into advanced economies, their policymakers should look at the lessons learned by countries that successfully made the jump.

     
  • Report
    Currency Wars
    Uri Dadush, Vera Eidelman September 15, 2011

    The real cause of today’s currency tensions lies not in the international monetary system, but in misguided domestic policies in the world’s major economies, which must undertake long overdue and largely internal reforms.

     
  • Paper
    Challenges to Democracy Promotion: The Case of Bolivia
    Jonas Wolff March 30, 2011

    Bolivia has embarked on a democratic experiment which differs in significant ways from Western liberal models. While this poses a challenge to traditional democracy promotion efforts, external actors still have the potential to play a constructive role in the country.

     
  • Policy Outlook
    Impact of The Global Financial Crisis: Predictions Gone Wrong
    Alejandro Foxley March 24, 2011

    One of the most striking aspects of the global financial crisis has been how often the facts have contradicted what, according to conventional wisdom, was expected to happen.

     
  • Policy Outlook
    Five Surprises of the Great Recession
    Uri Dadush, Vera Eidelman November 22, 2010

    Policy makers should heed the lessons of the Great Recession and enact the structural and regulatory reforms needed to protect the world against the next crisis.

     
  • Report
    Regional Trade Blocs: The Way to the Future?
    Alejandro Foxley September 16, 2010

    With global trade talks stalled and lower demand from major economies that were hit hard by the global economic crisis, three regions—Eastern Europe, Latin America, and East Asia—are managing to increase trade within their borders and building a broader free trade system.

     
  • Report
    Sustaining Social Safety Nets: Critical for Economic Recovery
    Alejandro Foxley March 24, 2010

    As middle-income countries recovering from the global financial crisis face high unemployment and growing government deficits, existing social services will become stressed. Maintaining these safety nets is a vital part of recovery.

     
  • Policy Outlook
    Migrants and the Global Financial Crisis
    Uri Dadush, Lauren Falcao December 8, 2009

    Migrants are economic assets for both their host and home countries, but they are disproportionately affected by the global financial crisis. Temporary migration programs and collaboration with migrant-sending countries can help maximize the economic benefits of migration, even in times of crisis.

     
  • Policy Outlook
    Rethinking Trade Policy for Development: Lessons From Mexico Under NAFTA
    Eduardo Zepeda, Timothy Wise, Kevin Gallagher December 7, 2009

    Mexico’s disappointing experience with NAFTA underscores the need to reform trade agreements between the United States and developing countries.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Brazil Going Nuclear?
    Togzhan Kassenova March 24, 2014 CCTV

    Brazil currently has two nuclear reactors and a third is under construction. Four more power plants are being proposed for construction in the 2020s.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    NAFTA’s Mixed Impact on the Global Economy
    Uri Dadush December 10, 2013 CCTV News

    NAFTA essentially tries to build a more integrated North American economy.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Obama in Mexico
    Moisés Naím May 3, 2013 NPR Diane Rehm Show

    President Obama’s 72 hour visit to Latin America widely ignored the critical issues of drugs and immigration due to the delicate nature of U.S. negotiations on immigration as well as the security issues associated with the illicit drug trade.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Emerging Markets Unite!
    Uri Dadush March 29, 2013 Brian Lehrer Show

    A new initiative by the BRICS coalition of emerging countries, intended to establish a new development bank, will rival traditional development groups such as the IMF and World Bank and may shift the balance of power of the world's economy.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Power Outage
    Moisés Naím March 26, 2013 BBC World News America

    Power has become more fleeting and transient, with a number of different kinds of constraints limiting the abilities of those in power, whether countries, corporations, churches, or armies.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    China's Worries After Death of Venezuela's Chavez
    Matt Ferchen March 11, 2013 NTC TV

    The direction of Sino-Venezuelan ties remains unknown following Chavez' death.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What Comes After Chavez?
    Moisés Naím March 10, 2013 CNN GPS with Fareed Zakaria

    With the passing of Chavez, the country's leaders must find new scapegoats and excuses for why the standard of living and situation in Venezuela has declined.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Whither Venezuela After Chavez?
    Matt Ferchen March 7, 2013 Voice of Russia

    China’s business and trade links to Venezuela play a far more prominent role in shaping and defining the bilateral relationship than political or diplomatic ties.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Death of Hugo Chavez
    Moisés Naím March 6, 2013 BBC World News America

    Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez left behind an economy in shambles, which is likely to be the focus of the upcoming election.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    After Hugo Chavez
    Moisés Naím March 6, 2013 Brian Lehrer Show

    President Hugo Chavez leaves behind a country in dire economic straits.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Cuba Fed a President’s Fears and Took Over Venezuela
    Moisés Naím April 15, 2014 Financial Times

    The enormous influence that Cuba has gained in Venezuela is one of the most underreported geopolitical developments of recent times.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Legitimate, but Risky
    Thomas Carothers April 15, 2014 New York Times

    The United States must weigh a series of complicating factors in deciding whether and how to proceed with democracy support activities in antagonistic contexts like Cuba.

     
  • Article
    Can Brazil Defend Democracy in Venezuela?
    Oliver Stuenkel April 9, 2014

    Brazil has so far taken a noticeably soft line toward the current crisis in Venezuela, but its passive rhetoric is not proof that it does not care about defending democracy in the region.

     
  • Article
    Are the BRICS Irrelevant?
    Pang Xun April 8, 2014 中文

    While the collective economic power of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa may be waning, the foundation of the group’s political partnership remains strong.

     
  • Event
    The Evolving China-Mexico Relationship: Trade and Investment Trends
    Matt Ferchen, Enrique Dussel Peters, Gina Caballero, Sun Hongbo March 26, 2014 Beijing

    Within the last few years, the China-Mexico bilateral relationship has entered into a new and dynamic period. The new leaders in both countries have committed themselves to major domestic economic reforms, which are certain to impact the bilateral relationship.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Brazil Going Nuclear?
    Togzhan Kassenova March 24, 2014 CCTV

    Brazil currently has two nuclear reactors and a third is under construction. Four more power plants are being proposed for construction in the 2020s.

     
  • Report
    Brazil’s Nuclear Kaleidoscope: An Evolving Identity
    Togzhan Kassenova March 12, 2014 video

    Remarkably little attention is paid to Brazilian voices on the country’s nuclear policy. Brazilians paint a picture of an emerging power seeking nuclear independence and searching for its role in the global order.

     
  • Event
    Understanding Brazil’s Nuclear Policy
    Togzhan Kassenova, George Perkovich March 12, 2014 Washington, D.C.

    For a country whose importance in the global nuclear order is of potentially great significance, remarkably little is understood about the domestic drivers behind Brazil’s nuclear policy decision making.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Tragedy of Venezuela
    Moisés Naím February 25, 2014 Atlantic

    Venezuela is the world capital of inflation, homicide, and scarcity. And half the population is no longer willing to tolerate it.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Most Important Alliance You’ve Never Heard Of
    Moisés Naím February 17, 2014 Atlantic

    Four nations in Latin America are developing an initiative that could add new dynamism to the region, redraw its economic map, and boost its connections with the rest of the world—especially Asia.

     

Carnegie Experts on Latin America

  • Moisés Naím
    Senior Associate
    International Economics Program

    Naím is a senior associate in Carnegie’s International Economics Program, where his research focuses on international economics and global politics. He is currently the chief international columnist for El País, Spain’s largest newspaper, and his weekly column is published worldwide.

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  • David Rothkopf
    Visiting Scholar

    Rothkopf, author of the recent book Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, served as deputy undersecretary of commerce for international trade policy in the Clinton administration.

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