China’s Evolving Presence in Latin America
As Chinese loans drop off, policymakers in the region must consider how other pillars of the economic relationship have remained steady.
How to Harness Shifting Supply Chains? Four Experts Explain
Leading voices from Latin America’s public and private sector look at strategies for the current moment.
Why Argentina’s Export Boom Is Falling Short
Government policy, macroeconomic trouble and political crisis are holding the country back.
AQ Podcast: Luis Alberto Moreno on Colombia’s Elections and Latin America’s Upside
Venture capital and a technology boom could help offset political uncertainty, the former IDB chief says.
How Latin America Can Navigate the China-US Trade Wars
The region’s governments and companies can prepare themselves, while avoiding choosing one side.
Yes, Really: It’s Time to Revive Hemispheric Trade Talks
The demands of rebuilding regional economies may leave little alternative to a hemispheric trade deal.
A Problem for German Trade Ambitions: Brazil’s Environment Minister
Competing visions in Berlin reveal a broader dilemma about how to engage with Jair Bolsonaro’s government.
The Economic Opportunity Mexico Can’t Afford to Miss
Mexico stands to capitalize on the nearshoring trend, but it will need to cooperate better with the private sector.
Mercosur’s Delayed Case of Free Trade Fever
The agreement with the European Union means more than trading with Europe.
Does the Mercosur Trade Deal Mean Brazil Will Finally Open Up?
How the agreement could help Brazil become more competitive – now and in the future.
Can VP Mourão Fix Brazil-China Ties?
Brazil’s “adult in the room” wants to undo the president’s damage. But his mission could backfire spectacularly.
Is NAFTA Over Now?
Following Tuesday’s events, it is not an exaggeration to say that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is on life support, and it is unclear whether the patient will even survive into the coming year. Though the advance writing was flashing brightly on the wall, the three lead NAFTA negotiators put paid to the … Read more
Why We Need a NAFTA for the Digital Age
When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was originally negotiated in 1994, four out of five of the largest U.S. companies built automobiles. Google, Facebook and Amazon hadn’t been born. E-commerce, as such, didn’t exist. That’s part of why NAFTA renegotiations are more than just a political football: they are imperative for the region … Read more
Brazil’s Foreign Policy Is “Back In the Game”
Latin America faces many challenges to ensure a better life for its citizens. The best tool to tackle such challenges is improving democratic governance, which does not always find fertile ground to thrive. The main obstacle to democratic governance continues to be populist politicians and their shaky commitment to democracy. The making of a democratic … Read more
Here’s What Should Worry Mexico More Than NAFTA
It’s fair that Mexican officials would fret over U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – 80 percent of Mexican goods are currently exported to the U.S., and any change to the 23-year-old deal will surely be economically and politically disruptive. But other potential changes in … Read more