Low Oil Prices and Economic and Political Stability in Latin America

February 19, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC
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A discussion with:

Juan Gonzalez 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs
US Department of State

Daniel Kerner
Practice Head, Latin America
Eurasia Group

Luisa Palacios
Head of Latin America
Medley Global Advisors

Lisa Viscidi
Program Director, Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries
Inter-American Dialogue

Jason Marczak
Director, Latin America Economic Growth Initiative
Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
The Hon. David Goldwyn
Chairman, Energy Advisory Group
Atlantic Council

Welcome remarks by:
The Hon. Richard Morningstar
Founding Director, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council
Please join the Global Energy Center and the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Friday, February 19 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm for a discussion on the impact of low oil prices on economic and political stability in Latin America. The collapse in crude oil prices since mid-2014 has shaken the foundation of global energy markets, with far-reaching economic implications in Latin America. Today, governments across the region face fiscal constraints, market upheaval, challenges to longstanding fuel subsidy programs, and lagging economic growth. Some are adapting creatively, while others are not. With this volatile landscape as a backdrop, our distinguished panelists will address the following questions and more:
  • What impact have low oil prices had on macroeconomic trends in Latin America? Which countries are best positioned to weather the current price environment?
  • To what degree have oil prices impacted the fiscal position of key Latin American producers? How are fiscal constraints influencing government policies in the region?
  • How is the current price environment impacting the oil production outlook in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Venezuela? How have upstream investment trends in the region changed in the face of falling prices?
 

We hope that you will be able to join us for this timely discussion. 


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