How can governments in Latin America attract more foreign investment, and what are the main sources of political risk for investors? This Vecinos lecture brought together experts Daniel Kerner, Francisco Monaldi and Ali Moshiri to help interpret the role of politics in foreign investment in Argentina and Venezuela.
Foreign investment has substantially increased in Latin America since the 1990s. Two of the main recipients, Argentina and Venezuela, present important challenges and opportunities for investors in the region. Despite the fact that the countries have significantly weakened the property rights of investors during the last decade, both continue trying to attract investors to key sectors like oil and gas, with mixed success.
Click here for a video of the event, "Politics and Foreign Investment in Latin America: A Look at Venezuela and Argentina," held on Thursday, Oct. 2. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation by Daniel Kerner on Argentina's energy outlook, and click here for Francisco Monaldi's presentation on the Latin American oil industry.
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