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The Future of China in Latin America

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

May 30, 2019


China’s growing economic and political influence in Latin America is arguably the biggest regional story of the twenty-first century. How have Chinese trade and investment evolved and changed in recent years? How are Latin American governments reacting? What are Beijing’s true goals for the region? Join Americas Quarterly and a panel of contributors and experts as we launch our new issue, “China and Latin America 2.0”—a sweeping, nuanced portrayal of the relationship as it stands today.

Entry is complimentary for AS, COA members and YPA Silver members, as well as current Americas Quarterly subscribers, who should email
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For others, admission is $20, which includes a special discounted one-year subscription to Americas Quarterly.

Prior registration is required.

Keynote Remarks:

  • Gerardo Mato, Chairman of Global Banking & Markets, Americas, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.


  • Margaret Myers, Director of the Asia and Latin America Program, Inter-American Dialogue, @MyersMargaret
  • Gerardo Rodriguez, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets (EM) and China in the Systematic Active Equity group, BlackRock, Inc. @g_rodriguez_r
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @ericfarns
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief of Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @BrazilBrian (moderator)

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Sponsorship Opportunities: Sarah Bons | | 1-212-277-8392
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29.

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Gerardo Mato

Chairman, HSBC Global Banking & Markets – Americas

Gerardo Mato is chairman of Global Banking & Markets - Americas at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HSBC), one of the world’s leading and largest banking and financial services organizations. Mato has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking, markets, and in the corporate banking business across the Americas. He joined HSBC in 2002 from Merrill Lynch. Mato’s postgraduate studies include the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School.

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Margaret Myers

Director of the Asia and Latin America Program, Inter-American Dialogue

Margaret Myers is the director of the Asia & Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. Before arriving at the Dialogue, Myers worked as a Latin America analyst and China analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. She also worked as a senior China analyst for Science Applications International Corporation, a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, a faculty member at Georgetown University, and for Fauquier County Schools, where she developed the county’s first Mandarin language program.

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Gerardo Rodriguez

Managing Director, Emerging Markets Strategy, BlackRock, Inc.

Gerardo Rodriguez is a managing director and the portfolio manager for Emerging Markets (EM) and China in the Systematic Active Equity group. His responsibilities include the management of equity and fixed income portfolios, the development of EM products, and the oversight of the EM Platform at BlackRock. Rodriguez joined BlackRock in 2013 after more than 14 years in the Mexican Ministry of Finance where he last served as undersecretary of finance and public credit.

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Eric Farnsworth

Vice President, COA, Washington D.C. Office

Eric Farnsworth is vice president of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society, heading the Washington, DC, office since 2003. The organization is the leading voice on the hemisphere, where the public and private sectors meet to discuss and promote an agenda based on democratic governance, open markets, and the rule of law. He is a recognized expert on hemispheric affairs and U.S. foreign and trade policy, having given congressional testimony numerous times.

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Brian Winter

Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, analyst, and speaker, he has been living and breathing Latin American politics for the past 20 years. Winter spent a decade living in Latin America as a journalist for Reuters, based in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City.

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