Latin America

  • Mexico Rising: Comprehensive Energy Reform at Last?

    A report released today by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Mexican energy reform argues that Mexico has positioned itself to become a major player in the global market as a competitive and transparent supplier of oil.

    Authored by former State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs David Goldwyn, Mexico Rising: Comprehensive Energy Reform at Last? argues that: “these new reforms, if implemented effectively, will provide Mexico the opportunity to boost oil and gas production and, with it, economic output, with positive ripple effects throughout the economy. Mexico’s role in global oil markets is positioned to increase from major supplier status to strategic supplier status over the next decade.”

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  • Atlantic Council Report Analyzes Landmark Mexican Energy Reform

    WASHINGTON – A report released today by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Mexican energy reform argues that Mexico has positioned itself to become a major player in the global market as a competitive and transparent supplier of oil.


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  • Mexico Passes Landmark Energy Reform

    In the last hour, the Mexican Congress passed energy reform that will fundamentally transform the country by opening up foreign investment in the energy sector for the first time in 75 years. The Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center also will be issuing the first comprehensive analysis of the reform on Thursday, December 19, which will be authored by renowned energy guru, David Goldwyn. Our initial analysis of the reform:

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  • Marczak on Venezuelan Election Results

    Question: What do the results suggest about the level of support for the president, the opposition and where the country may be headed? Is a big change likely to come about in Venezuela in 2014?

    Chavismo may have won the popular vote in the December 8 municipal elections, but the opposition can rightly claim its own electoral win. Still, the ballot box yet again showed an increasingly fragmented country headed down an uncharted path.

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  • Arsht Center Experts on Upcoming Venezuela Elections

    This Sunday, December 8, Venezuelans go to the polls to vote in municipal elections that are the government’s first test at the ballot box of the eight months since Nicolás Maduro was elected president. Just over 330 mayoral offices will be at stake; of these, the opposition currently controls just seventy.

    The Atlantic Council's experts in the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center provide their latest policy analysis below. To schedule an interview or use quotes from this analysis, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Spotlight Colombia: December 5

    How might the FARC peace negotiations impact Colombia's presidential election?

    President Barack Obama emphasized "the tremendous progress that’s taken place in Colombia" after meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House on December 3. His comments come at a pivotal moment as Colombia enters an electoral season.

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  • Atlantic Council Hosts Colombian President Santos

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    WASHINGTON -- The Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center this evening hosted Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for a private dinner with US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker; US Congressmen Eliot Engel, and Gregory Meeks; and other decision-makers. The dinner was co-chaired by former US National Security Advisors Samuel R. Berger, Stephen J. Hadley, and General Colin L. Powell.

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  • Latin America Center Hosts Colombian President

    In his second official US visit, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos joined top policymakers and business leaders for an off-the-record working dinner at the Atlantic Council on December 3. The private event was co-chaired by three former National Security Advisers: General Colin Powell, Stephen Hadley, and Samuel Berger.

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  • President Obama Meets Colombia's President Santos at the White House

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    President Obama and President Juan Manuel Santos of Columbia spoke to the press after their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office. The two leaders discussed cooperation on promoting citizen security, respect for human rights, and economic prosperity for all Colombians, as well as the growing trade relationship that's a product of the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. President Santos capped off his day in Washington at a private dinner at the Atlantic Council.

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  • Colombian President's Official Visit to DC Includes Dinner at the Council

    In his second official US visit, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos joined top policymakers and business leaders for an off-the-record working dinner at the Atlantic Council on December 3. The private event was co-chaired by three former National Security Advisers: General Colin Powell, Stephen Hadley, and Samuel Berger. US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was among the attendees who also included the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Eliot Engel.

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