Latin America Initiative

About the Latin America Initiative

The Latin America Initiative at Brookings focuses on the most critical political, economic and foreign policy issues facing the region. Research activities center on a wide range of topics, including the challenges that a changing world economy pose for the region, the impact of organized crime on democratic institutions and economic prosperity, the emergence of Brazil and Mexico as regional powerhouses, international trade and investment policies, developing new energy sources in the western hemisphere, and Cuba’s political and economic evolution.