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Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Conference Call: Brazilian Vice President in China: A Turning Point for Brazil-China Relations?

President Jair Bolsonaro kicked off his 2018 presidential campaign claiming China was “buying Brazil.” Now, over 100 days into office, the Brazilian president has sought to soften his tone. Adopting a more moderate approach to China, President Bolsonaro will visit Asia’s great power later this year. Ahead of his official trip, Vice President Hamilton Mourão […]

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

Americas Brazil

Mon, Dec 3, 2018

Latin America-China trade and investment amid global tensions

In the context of high stakes global trade confrontations, there is a strong motivation for Latin America and China to explore fresh options to upgrade, diversify, and deepen their trade-and-investment relationship, not only to manage peril, but also to leverage new opportunities and strengthen economic cooperation.


China Latin America

Mon, Dec 3, 2018

China- Latin America Trade at a Moment of Uncertainty: What Lies Ahead in 2019?

On December 3, 2018, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center gathered distinguished experts to discuss the US-China trade-and-investment relationship. It was the purpose of this forum to rigorously analyze and at times debate the tenuous relationship between the world’s two largest economies and formally introduce the report China-Latin America Trade at a Moment […]

Event Recap by Peter Ruvalcaba

China Latin America

Thu, Jun 6, 2019

Shifting Dynamics: Chinese Investment in North America and Europe

On Thursday, June 6, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center partnered with its Global Business and Economics Program and Baker McKenzie to discuss the recent trends in Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in North America and Europe. The event marked the launch of Baker McKenzie’s latest report, Chinese FDI: A New Reality. Driven […]

Event Recap by Lauren Molina

China Economy & Business

Wed, May 22, 2019

Conference call: Brazilian VP in China: A turning point for Brazil-China relations?

Brazilian Vice President, Hamilton Mourão, was in China for a six-day trip ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro’s trip to the country later this year. The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center held a conference call just before the China–Brazil High-Level Cooperation and Commission (COSBAN) meeting to assess expectations and possible key outcomes to Brazil-China […]

Event Recap by Paulina Ornelas

Brazil China

Wed, May 9, 2018

Infographics on Latin America-China trade: An asymmetric tale

Over the past decade, Latin America has vastly expanded its exports to China, which are now approximately $100 billion annually. These exports are primarily focused on raw goods and unprocessed goods, mainly: soybeans, iron ore, crude oil, and copper.

Article by Sean Miner

China Economy & Business

Fri, Jun 10, 2016

A Globalized Renminbi: Will it Reshape Latin America?

This could be a unique opportunity for Latin America to further diversify its trade and investment partners. But policymakers should recognize the pitfalls that come with a currency around which many questions swirls in global financial markets.

Article by André Luiz Soares De Oliveira

China Latin America

Mon, Mar 5, 2018

China, oil, and Latin America: Myth vs. reality

Over the past ten years, Chinese companies and policy banks have steadily invested and lent hundreds of billions of dollars in Latin America's oil and gas sector. China's leaders have been pressured to secure energy resources because of stagnating domestic oil production coupled with rapid growth in consumption. Latin America's growing proven oil reserves have made it an attractive partner for China.

Report by Patricia I. Vasquez

China Latin America

Wed, May 20, 2015

Who’s Buying European Companies?

Who is purchasing European companies? Looking at the five biggest foreign acquisitions of European corporates since 2011 shows that the US are the biggest buyers by a considerable margin, with the China, Hong Kong, Brazil, and Japan following behind.

EconoGraphics by Global Business & Economics

Brazil China

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

President Iván Duque Márquez: Colombia’s domestic and regional opportunities and challenges

On Thursday, February 14, His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, president of the Republic of Colombia, discussed Colombia’s ambitious agenda for transitional justice, economic reform, and regional leadership. Duque, who was sworn in as president of Colombia in August 2018, was interviewed by CNBC Contributor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic […]

Event Recap by Chloe Zoeller, Katherine Pereira & Camila Hernandez

China Colombia