Latin America

A Brazilian perspective on the challenges facing the EU and Latin American cooperation agenda

Carlos R. S. Milani. ARI 72/2018 - 11/6/2018.

The construction of a cooperation agenda between the EU and South America must take into account the challenges Latin American countries need to overcome to correct their democratic deficits and the negative social and political effects of their economic development models.


Costa Rica: big election surprises, increased polarisation and eroding governability?

Saúl Weisleder. ARI 57/2018 (English version) - 23/4/2018.

The parliamentary elections in Costa Rica, together with the first round of the presidential elections, have opened up a new scenario with some political novelties.


Latin America, the international community and Venezuela

Carlos Malamud. Expert Comment 13/2018 (English version) - 13/2/2018.

The clamour for an answer to the crisis in Venezuela will be even more intense in 2018 as the economic situation worsens (hyperinflation, shortages and growing debt) and the humanitarian drama deteriorates by the minute.


The elections in Chile and Honduras and regional political trends in 2018

Carlos Malamud and Rogelio Núñez. ARI 13/2018 (English version) - 2/2/2018.

The elections in Chile and Honduras should confirm whether or not there is a new regional political trend (‘a turn to the centre-right’). Also present will be the trend towards re-election, the appearance of new forces, along with violence and corruption as central campaign themes.


Venezuela and PDVSA: killing the goose that lays golden eggs

Asier Achutegui. Expert Comment 5/2018 - 19/1/2018.

In a country that depends almost entirely on its oil exports it seems very strange that its leaders despise the national oil company.


Latin America at the beginning of a decisive electoral triennium (2017-19)

Rogelio Núñez. ARI 99/2017 (English version) - 7/ 12/2017.

In November 2017 Latin America begins a long and intense electoral period that will last until 2019 and during which 14 countries will hold presidential elections. At stake is the adjustment of the region’s economies to the new international context and the confirmation –or not– that Latin America is experiencing a general change in political tendency.


Is Latin America part of the West?

Emilio Lamo de Espinosa. WP 14/2017 - 4/12/2017.

Can we talk of a separate Latin American civilisation as distinct from Western civilisation?


EU-Mercosur: tapping the Atlantic’s potential

Paula Lamoso. Expert Comment 4/2017 - 31/1/2017.

Although the Mercosur-EU agreement is a first generation FTA, mainly focused on tariff reductions, it is also necessary to highlight its geo-political significance, and potential.


China: a partner for the development of Latin America?

Mario Esteban. Expert Comment 33/2016 - 11/7/2016.

If a new pattern of China-Latin America economic interaction materialises, it would foster sustainable and long-term economic development in the region. This scenario has a double-edged impact on EU’s interests.


Spanish investors can capitalize on the low-carbon transition in Latin America

Guy Edwards & Lara Lázaro. ARI 33/2016 - 25/4/2016.

The implementation of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer significant opportunities for Spanish investors while supporting Latin American countries in the achievement of low-carbon and resilient development. Institutional, knowledge and infrastructure challenges require attention to maximise these opportunities.