CORRECTION: Changes to China-Venezuela Loan Agreement

On October 20, 2014 the China and Latin America blog published an update on recent changes to the Venezuela-China Fund Agreement that contains several inaccuracies. The amended version below includes ...


Where is China’s Metals Industry Headed?

Latin America’s exports of metals and ores to China boomed over the past decade as China’s growth and urbanization fueled rapid demand growth for iron ore, copper, aluminum and other ...


Chinese Media Weigh In on Brazil’s Presidential Race

The Inter-American Dialogue’s China and Latin America program is pleased to provide monthly reports on China’s media coverage of Latin America. Though still relatively limited, Chinese media reporting on Latin ...

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Navigating Risk in Brazil’s Energy Sector

With presidential elections on the horizon, great uncertainty surrounds the future of Brazil’s energy policy. A new report from the Inter-American Dialogue finds that, in the face of many barriers to investment — from price controls and stringent local content stipulations to a lack of familiarity with local market dynamics — Chinese investors are moving at a […]

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By the Numbers: China’s Mining Activity in Latin America

This article is the first in a four-part series on Chinese mining engagement in Latin America, which coincides with the launch of a new report authored by Iacob Koch-Weser.  Koch-Weser’s report provides the first-ever, comprehensive overview of recent findings on China’s mining activity in the region. It is the product of an extensive review of recent Chinese, English, Spanish […]

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New IDB Report Outlines LAC Investment Patterns in China

We pleased to circulate a new study released by the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). In the report, authors Theodore Kahn, Mauricio Mesquita Moreira and André Soares examine Latin American and Caribbean investment in China and evaluate policy options for further internationalization of Latin American firms. Main findings include the […]

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Will Default Dampen China-Argentina Ties?

Following a prolonged legal tussle between Argentina and foreign creditors from the country’s 2001 nonpayment on debt obligations, the Fernández administration’s refusal to comply with a US court order to pay holdout hedge funds has once again landed Argentina in default. The change has had little impact on global markets, thanks largely to Argentina’s relative […]

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Latin America Fastest Growing Destination for Chinese FDI in 2013

On September 9th, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), in conjunction with several related agencies, released the 2013 Annual Statistical Bulletin of China’s Foreign Direct Investment. Findings from 2013 show rapid growth in Latin America’s share of overseas investment. MOFCOM’s report also notes shifts in the composition of China’s FDI as firms adapt to an increasingly […]

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