ReportFeb 23, 2022
US-China vaccine diplomacy: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean
By María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Bosco Marti, Riyad Insanally and Claudia Trevisan
The implications of diverging COVID-19 responses, notably at the onset of the pandemic’s rise in the region, will reverberate beyond the health sector. What might the differing US and China pandemic approaches portend for future influence in the region?
In the NewsFeb 19, 2022
Pepe Zhang in France24: “Comercio entre América Latina y China crece sin precedentes, expertos piden ‘cautela'”
On February 19, 2022, Pepe Zhang was quoted in a France24 article, "Comercio entre América Latina y China crece sin precedentes, expertos piden 'cautela'" ("Trade between Latin America and China grows without precedent, experts advise 'caution'").
Pepe Zhang is a senior 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, multilateral development organizations, digital transformation, 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.