Current Political and Geopolitical Landscape Across the Major Latin American Economies

Dr. Susan Kaufman Purcell shares her views on how the current political and geopolitical landscapes of some of the major Latin American economies will affect the mining sector. Which countries will have pro-mining policies and which ones will cause headaches and what role should governments play in resolving community conflicts?

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Dr. Susan Kaufman Purcell is an independent consultant on Latin America based in Miami, Florida. She is the former director of the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami and was Vice President of the Council of the Americas, a not-for-profit business organization of mainly Fortune 500 companies with investments in Latin America. She was also a Senior Fellow and Director of the Latin America Project at the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff during the Carter and Reagan administrations. Dr. Purcell holds a PhD degree in political science from Columbia University and is a director of Valero Energy Corporation, a Fortune 100 company.