Latin America and the Caribbean

  • In the News

    The rise in unemployment in the region is partly driven by China’s slowdown, the fact that Brazil is reeling against the ropes, the decline in commodity prices and the worsening conditions of access to international financing.

    October 14, 2015, Ernesto Talvi, Pulso
  • In the News

    China will look to leverage its spare industrial and construction capacity through exports. Latin America, with its massive needs of infrastructure development programs, is an ideal target.

    September 18, 2015, Ernesto Talvi, LatinFinance
  • In the News

    [In the case of winning,] Scioli will replicate what Dilma Rousseff did in Brazil. A center-left and labor-based party, will need to make some market-friendly reforms.

    August 11, 2015, Guillermo Vuletin, Clarin
  • In the News

    Change is not easy to implement as you need consensus, which gives the false impression of conservatism. It is simply that in Uruguay we have checks and balances that work.

    August 4, 2015, Ernesto Talvi, Financial Times
  • Interview | C-SPAN

    August 4, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown

  • In the News

    There’s a real sense the U.S.-Latin American relationship had been a bit distant and now has new possibilities. The one thing that could spoil that is the situation in Venezuela, so the administration is looking for ways to manage that.

    August 3, 2015, Harold Trinkunas, Bloomberg
  • Interview | Voice of America

    July 24, 2015, Eric Farnsworth and Harold Trinkunas

  • Interview | NPR

    July 21, 2015, Richard Feinberg

  • In the News

    The United States wants to move beyond a Cold War-era approach to one of constructive engagement as a way to support and empower the Cuban people. Cuba needs the United States as an economic engine for its troubled economy and hopes to attract new foreign investment and human capital to update its socialist model, but without undergoing political reform. Building confidence and trust will be critical to the ability to move forward.

    July 20, 2015, Ted Piccone, Daily Mail
  • In the News

    In order for Cuba to become truly market-friendly, to have a favorable business climate for international investment, the outstanding [property] claims issue has to be resolved. What’s going to keep this relationship moving forward is, constituencies have to be created in both countries who are gaining from the normalization process.

    July 19, 2015, Richard Feinberg, New York Times

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