There is no doubt concerning the potential of Latin America’s vast energy resources. What is in doubt is whether the infrastructure and policies needed to maximize that potential within individual countries can be achieved. What are the prospects and what are the issues that must be addressed in order to move forward in a manner that is good for both the economies and environmental health of the region?
Jorge Heine, Latin American Program Global Fellow, is quoted in this article about Chile-China trade agreements. This article is in Spanish.
In the final installment of our recap of the Wilson Center May 2015 Alumni Conference, an expert panel explores the ongoing ways that immigration is transforming America. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
Transparencia cero en Nicaragua: El millonario desvío de los petrodólares venezolanos y la opacidad de la concesión del canal interoceánicoJun 15, 2015
Carlos F. Chamorro, who participated in the Wilson Center event titled, "Transparency, Governance, and Foreign Policy: Meeting the Challenge in the Americas," published the text of his talk in Nicaragua's Confidencial. This article is in Spanish.
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin America Program, is quoted about ongoing protests in Central America, their impact on potential U.S. aid, and the importance of foreign aid.
Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted about the regional differences that might impede the process of integrating Latin American nations. This article is in Spanish.
FARC negotiator Pablo Catatumbo said that the recent deadly army raid represented a “step back,” but that the progress made since Colombia’s peace process talks began in 2012 should not be “thrown overboard.” So negotiations continue in spite of tensions and setbacks. A new survey conducted by researchers from Georgia State University seeks to inform the process by providing information on public opinion regarding transitional justice, trust, and overall support for negotiations. One of the researchers, and a Wilson Center Fellow provide context on the findings and their relevance to ongoing attempts to reach an agreement.
Jorge Heine, Latin American Program Global Fellow, published an article analyzing the important relationship between Latin America and China.
Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article regarding Chinese investment in infrastructure throughout Latin America.