Although Hugo Chavez has been long criticised for the economic problems Venezuela now faces, the excessive social spending has helped cut poverty in half over the last decade. Despite the current issues, the vast majority of Venezuelans today are better off than they were in 1999.
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Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid’s February 5 visit to Chile and Argentina is emblematic of the new era in Indo-Latin America relations. What does this increased engagement mean for India and Chile, two rapidly growing economies of the Global South?
The 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which spans three continents, has the potential to usher in a new peak for Pacific trade. However, the insistence by negotiators to achieve goals that are primarily of interest to the U.S. is obscuring the original goal of the TPP.
Latin America continues to face criticism due to its never-ending run of regional summits. How has this textured and complex regionalism, that these countries have built, put them in a stronger position to take on the challenges of globalization?
The enigmatic former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (or simply Lula), will visit India to receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development. Though India and Brazil share many commonalities, a belief in inclusive growth amidst huge social challenges is perhaps most significant.
As India looks to diversify its sources for energy imports and grapples with food security issues, it is looking more towards Latin America. Gateway House interviews Ambassador Deepak Bhojwani to discuss India’s prospects with this increasingly significant region.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding global markets and the reduction in demand for commodities, South American economies have demonstrated varying responses to decelerating growth.
Gateway House, in collaboration with Americas Quarterly, a journal dedicated to policy analysis in the Western Hemisphere, produced a video on the Indian middle class, its growth over the past two decades, and its political, social and environmental impact on the country.
As the United States presidential campaign intensifies, Latin America only arises in discussions on immigration and the drug war. The region is politically important but serious foreign policy engagement is limited.
CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) chose India as its first dialogue partner, expressing its intent to expand trade and diversify. Given the increased political will from both sides, can CELAC be the driver for India-Latin America relations or will bilateral ties maintain the status quo?