What are regional perceptions of China’s vaccine-related efforts? Is vaccine access a new area of geopolitical competition between the US and China, or a rare opportunity for constructive collaboration and coordination?
In his remarks, Ambassador Heine takes stock of the PA’s achievements over the past ten years, elaborates on what it needs to do to enhance ties with Asia, and makes some recommendations on the way forward.
In detailing the rise of MS-13, Professor Nolan details the links between the Salvadoran civil war, deportations from the US, aggressive policing in the U.S. and El Salvador, and the rise of the gang.
Heine and fellow experts explored the challenges Asia and Latin America have faced and the different approaches they took that resulted in wildly different outcomes.
“I want them to question the notion of the United States as a ‘nation of immigrants’…after we have deported over 56 million people since the beginning of the 20th century.”
Northwestern University Professor Lina Britto discusses her latest book, which explores Colombia’s transformation from a model of Latin American democracy and economic modernization to a drug paradise.
Professor Nolan and author Julie Gibbings discussed the key findings of the book, what motivated Gibbings’ research and the history of race and Latino-Mayan conflict in the region.
Heine commented on China’s impact in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic and argued that the region should diversify its international relationships.
“Let us hope that, now that Chile has a significant stock of vaccines…[it will] emerge with renewed brio from what has been a most trying and difficult period.”
While the Biden administration will approach Latin America differently than the previous administration, Ambassador Heine claims it still wont be a top priority.
“Rarely has the willingness of Latin American governments to engage in the Cold War game…proved to have such deadly and devastating consequences.”
Professor Gallagher and Boston University alumni discuss the effects of COVID-19 in Africa and Latin America.
Will the lack of regional unity in Latin America leave it at the mercy of the U.S. and China, or can they manage their own affairs without being manipulated by others?
Professor Gallagher says the IMF and G20 aren’t doing enough to support economic recovery in Latin America.
“Far from ‘closing in’ more and more in itself…Latin America must “open up” to this new “post-Western world.”
“Claver-Carone wants to transform the IDB into the financial arm of the United States in Latin America.”
Ambassador Heine discusses the triple threats plaguing Latin America and how it plans to tackle them.
Scholars from the Pardee School’s GDPC discuss China’s roll in Latin America’s looming debt crisis.
Ambassador Heine discusses Latin America’s relations to the U.S. and China in the latest edition of Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.
Ambassador Jorge Heine argues against a U.S. lead at the Inter-American Development Bank as it would imperil the banks future.