Latin America

A new era of dialogue and consensus in Argentina

Carlos Malamud. Op-ed - 15/12/2015.

The grand tragedy of the Kirchners' era of governance is the failure to have exploited the tail wind of the golden years of booming commodity exports. A fair part of what was then accrued was subsequently dissipated in populist policies that failed to allow an increase in national savings or the accumulation of greater social capital for investment in the future.

Brazil: playing with fire

Alicia García-Herrero. ARI 59/2015 - 30/10/2015.

Rattled by political turmoil and in the midst of severe stagflation, Brazil is really ‘playing with fire’. Urgent measures are needed to reduce the fiscal deficit along with key structural reforms to reduce the size of the government.

Rousseff Needs to Tackle Brazil Cost

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Op-Ed - 11/11/2014.

Dilma Rousseff needs to win the battle against Custo Brasil.

India and Latin America: a new perception and a new partnership

Ambassador R. Viswanathan. ARI 37/2014 - 22/7/2014.

A new paradigm of both perception and of growth in the relations between India and Latin America is emerging, that should lead towards a longer-term partnership.

Will Poland re-discover Latin America?

Pawe Zerka. Expert Comment 9/2014 - 12/2/2014.

There are reasons to believe that Poland‘s government and business world have finally started to re-discover Latin America. What are the underlying reasons for this phenomenon and what should we expect from it?

Correa and Assange: A Peculiar Relationship

Carlota García Encina and Carlos Malamud. 10/12/2012.

What are the key determinants of Ecuadorian President Correa’s ongoing support for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange?

Staging the War on Drugs: Media and Organised Crime in Mexico

Edgar Moreno Gómez. WP 8/2012 - 10/7/2012.

This Working Paper offers an insight to understand the political ramifications of the news coverage of violence in Mexico. It shows that drug trafficking organisations have important goals related to the media, the impact of news on public opinion and the consequent influence over policy making.

Ecuador’s Energy Policy Mix: Development, Conservation and Nationalism with Chinese Loans (ARI)

Gonzalo Escribano. ARI 26/2012 - 17/4/2012.

Ecuador’s energy policy faces a complex variety of political and economic objectives that are difficult to reconcile in a consistent manner.

The Economic Crisis and the Emerging Powers: Towards a New International Order?

Robin Niblett. 20/2/2012.

The real challenges to the existing international order will come not from the established or emerging powers, but from global forces that are beyond their control and also from those non-state entities and groups which seek to undermine the process of globalisation that links all states and societies ever closer together.

Aid to Haiti: Reconstruction Amidst Political Uncertainty (ARI)

Marc J. Cohen and Amélie Gauthier. ARI 61/2011 - 29/3/2011.

Following the 20 March 2011 elections, Haiti faces a potential political stalemate whilst confronting the massive reconstruction needs created by last year’s earthquake.