Latin America: Economic Growth After the Commodity Boom

Rebeca Grynspan, Ibero-American Secretary General; Phil Levy, Former Senior Fellow, Global Economy

Many analysts have long assumed that a diminished US role in Latin America would have negative consequences for the region. But in recent years, as US influence has waned, Latin America has prospered—thanks largely to a boom in commodity prices and surging trade with Asia. In 2014, however, the price of oil, copper, and other major Latin American export commodities began to fall, hitting many of the region’s economies hard. As the US economy continues to improve, will this provide opportunities for reengagement with Latin America and fuel a new round of growth for the region? Can the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba herald a rejuvenation of economic and political ties across the Americas? Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Rebeca Grynspan for a discussion on the trends shaping Latin America’s economic growth and development.

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5:30 p.m.             Registration 
6:00 p.m.             Presentation and discussion
7:15 p.m.             Adjournment
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