Issue BriefNov 16, 2022
The future of immunization financing in Latin America and the Caribbean
By Miguel Betancourt-Cravioto and Pepe Zhang
This issue brief outlines outlines recommendations for national immunization programs to promptly recover from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue on a path to effectively protect the health and well-being of region’s populations.
New AtlanticistOct 11, 2022
Your expert guide to China’s 20th Party Congress
By Atlantic Council experts
The once-in-five-years event is slated not only to further cement Xi Jinping's rule but also to have impact on a number of policy areas, from China's economy to its relationship with the Global South.
InterviewJul 25, 2022
What’s next for Chinese investment in Latin America and the Caribbean?
By Isabel Bernhard
China’s investment in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has steadily grown in recent years, drawing attention from government and private-sector leaders throughout the region as well as the United States. Baker McKenzie and Atlantic Council experts provide their insights on the opportunities and challenges in working with China.
Pepe Zhang is an associate director and fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. Zhang leads the center’s policy work on regional economic issues including macro-fiscal policies, international trade and investment, supply chains, productivity, health, digital and strategic post-COVID growth opportunities. In addition, Zhang manages the center’s China-Latin America portfolio, which provides timely insight on these growing relations through multi-perspective analyses and events. Zhang’s multilingual commentary on these issues has appeared in US and international outlets including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNN, the New York Times, Project Syndicate, World Economic Forum, Valor Econômico, and O Globo.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Zhang worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, focusing on international trade and investment promotion, entrepreneurship, and technology in Latin America and the Caribbean. Zhang holds a master’s degree in international economics from the John Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College in Latin American politics and Spanish. Zhang is fluent in Spanish, English, and Chinese, and has extensive professional and academic experience across Latin America, China, and the United States.