No. 765

Latin America: Political Challenges and Economic Opportunities

  • 23 November 2021

In Latin America, political dynamics are characterized by threats posed by authoritarian and statist populist projects, institutional weakening, and the permanence of anti-democratic regimes that seek to reach out to other countries in the region. This creates an environment of uncertainty, particularly considering that electoral processes taking place in the coming months could lead to regime changes in several countries in the region. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the measures adopted by governments to confront it, generated negative impacts for the economy. This means that countries in the region will have to decide whether they want to advance on the path of economic liberalization, international trade and cooperation, or if they want to keep economies closed, through protectionist, interventionist, and redistributive measures. If Latin American countries want to reactivate their economies, they need to create opportunities for investment and conditions to encourage and facilitate entrepreneurship in strategic sectors, which can lead to productivity, economic growth and overcoming poverty. To identify these opportunities, it is important to consider the results of international indicators on economic freedom, protection of property rights and legal security.

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