Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast | Nearshoring In The Americas: Hype And Reality

Shannon K. O'Neil on how Latin America is faring amidst big changes in the global economy
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Global supply chains have become much more fluid in the past year, and some of this itinerant money is making its way to Latin America. Mexico has benefitted, but how have other countries, such as Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil fared? In this episode, Shannon K. O’Neil, author of The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter, discusses Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policies, what industries and countries hold most potential when it comes to trade and nearshoring, what the challenges are for further progress and what the U.S. could do to encourage more investments.

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Shannon K. O’Neil is the vice president, deputy director of studies and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an expert on Latin America, global trade, U.S.-Mexico relations, democracy and immigration and author of The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter. O’Neil is also a member of AQ‘s editorial board.


Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

Supplemental reading: 

A Ticking Clock for Latin America’s Nearshoring Opportunity by Shannon K. O’Neil

Why Latin America Lost at Globalization—and How It Can Win Now by Shannon K. O’Neil

AQ Podcast: China’s Learning Process In Latin America

AQ Podcast: How China’s Presence In Latin America Is Changing

Tags: AQ Podcast, globalization, Latin America, nearshoring, trade
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