Latin America

China in Latin America: Repercussions for Spain

Mario Esteban (coord.). WP 3/2015 (printed, English version) - October 2015.

The strengthening of ties between China and Latin America has a double-edged impact on Spanish interests.

Political changes and populist policies in Latin America

Carlos Malamud. Op-Ed - 28/12/2015.

The elections in Argentina and Venezuela have encouraged different interpretations of a new political cycle in Latin America, which could entail the end of populist policies. However, it is still very soon to notice a change of trends, and the political consequences of the economic crisis will be different in each country.

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.