Latin America

 
  • 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.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Putin in Latin
    Dmitri Trenin July 14, 2014

    Vladimir Putin's trip to Latin America is aimed to demonstrate several things, both geopolitically and economically. Latin America will undoubtedly add to the agenda of U.S.-Russian relations.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Brazil: Still a Land of the Future
    Misha Glenny June 13, 2014

    As the 2014 football World Cup gets under way in Brazil, the host nation remains a country dogged by corruption, mismanagement, and underinvestment in public services.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Snowden's Geopolitical Revelations
    Dmitri Trenin December 23, 2013

    Edward Snowden revealed a lot not only about the National Security Agency activities, but also about the state of the world.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    China and Venezuela Reaffirm Economic, Social Ties
    Matt Ferchen July 21, 2014

    Though China is growing increasingly concerned about Venezuela’s economic, social, and political stability, it continues to provide finance and investment in an effort to strengthen relations.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Brazil’s Economic Future
    Uri Dadush September 26, 2014 Huffington Post

    The prospects for Brazil’s economy will depend on the vigor with which the next government will pursue policies that remedy the problems that have so far held it back.

     
  • Op-Ed
    This Is What a Leader Looks Like
    David Rothkopf September 19, 2014 Foreign Policy

    Marina Silva, the woman who may be and should be Brazil’s next president, has in her life and her message something to offer everyone from the poorest, most disenfranchised citizen of a Middle Eastern autocracy to the president of the United States himself.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Beyond ISIS and Ukraine: What Else Happened This Summer
    Moisés Naím September 16, 2014 Atlantic video

    Syria, Ukraine, Gaza, Iraq, ISIS, Ebola—the list of this past summer’s disasters is long. But buried among the tragic headlines and breaking news are other events that attracted less attention but could be just as consequential for global affairs.

     
  • Other Publications
    Xi Jinping's July 2014 Trip to Latin America
    Michael Swaine September 5, 2014 China Leadership Monitor

    Xi Jinping’s ten-day July 2014 trip to Latin America constitutes an important milestone in the development of China-Latin America relations.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Comparing China’s and Japan’s Latin American Policy
    Matt Ferchen August 6, 2014 Caixin 中文

    Given the high tensions between Japan and China lately, the timing of Abe’s trip to Latin America is undoubtedly meant in some sense as a symbolic response to Xi Jinping’s recent trip.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Fortaleza vs Washington
    Christophe Jaffrelot July 25, 2014 Indian Express

    The sixth BRICS summit signaled a more purposeful solidarity among emerging economies.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    China and Venezuela Reaffirm Economic, Social Ties
    Matt Ferchen July 21, 2014

    Though China is growing increasingly concerned about Venezuela’s economic, social, and political stability, it continues to provide finance and investment in an effort to strengthen relations.

     
  • Op-Ed
    China-Latin America Relations: Creative Engagement Versus Non-Intervention
    Matt Ferchen July 16, 2014 Caijing 中文

    From a Latin American perspective, the focus of the next decade of relations with China will be on how to create even deeper, but more balanced and sustainable, forms of trade, investment, and diplomatic ties.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Putin in Latin
    Dmitri Trenin July 14, 2014

    Vladimir Putin's trip to Latin America is aimed to demonstrate several things, both geopolitically and economically. Latin America will undoubtedly add to the agenda of U.S.-Russian relations.

     
  • Op-Ed
    China’s Shaky Latin American Liabilities
    Matt Ferchen July 13, 2014 National Interest 中文

    Xi Jinping is likely to announce new multibillion deals at the upcoming BRICS summit—deals that amount to a doubling down on an already risky Chinese bet.

     

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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