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Latin America: Economic Growth After the Commodity Boom
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Rebeca Grynspan, Ibero-American Secretary General; Phil Levy, Senior Fellow, Global Economy
Tuesday 02/10 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Instituto Cervantes
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Chicago, IL 60611

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.

Latin America: Economic Growth After the Commodity Boom
Rebeca Grynspan, Ibero-American Secretary General; Phil Levy, Senior Fellow, Global Economy

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Instituto Cervantes
31 W. Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Members $10
Nonmembers $20

Registration closes February 10.

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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Rebeca Grynspan

@RGrynspan

Ibero-American Secretary General

 

Rebeca Grynspan is a Costa Rican economist and the Ibero-American secretary general. Grynspan was formerly a UN under-secretary-general, and the associate administrator of the United Nations Development Program. She also previously served as the director the UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. From 1994 to 1998 Grynspan was the vice president of Costa Rica.

Phil Levy

@philipilevy

Senior Fellow, Global Economy

Phil Levy is senior fellow on the global economy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Previously he was associate professor of business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

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