Why Does Latin America Matter?
The relations of the European Union and the United States with Latin America are currently dominated by four preconceptions: 1) Latin America is a political failure; 2) Latin America is an economic mess; 3) the EU and the United States have abandoned Latin America, opening the door to China; and 4) European companies, particularly Spanish ones, are leaving the region to invest in more productive and secure markets. The recently released Elcano Report “¿Por qué importa América Latina?” (Why Does Latin America Matter?) challenges with data and in-depth analysis the existing narratives to warn about the strategic, economic, and political role of a region with an indisputable protagonism in the current geopolitical context. The Georgetown Americas Institute, Elcano Royal Institute for Strategic and International Studies, and Prince of Asturias Chair at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University are pleased to host this seminar with international experts to present the main conclusions of the report and discuss the necessary review that both the EU and the United States must conduct in their relationship with Latin America in order for the region to reach its full potential.
This event is co-sponsored by the Georgetown Americas Institute, Elcano Royal Institute for Strategic and International Studies, and the Prince of Asturias Chair at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University.
This event will be livestreamed to the GAI YouTube channel.
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