Since its founding in Shenzhen, China, in 1987, Huawei has grown into one of the world’s major information and communications technology companies. But its ties to China’s government and military have been regarded by U.S. officials as a potential risk to national security. Latin American and Caribbean countries, however, have embraced the company for the economic and technological benefits it provides.

USIP’s new report “Huawei’s Expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean: Views from the Region” explores some of the key reasons behind the company’s success in Latin America using original interviews with Huawei staff and industry specialists in the region.

On May 31, USIP held a discussion with the report’s author and other experts that looked at the report’s findings and examined the stark contrast between Huawei’s standing in the United States and its neighbors to the south.

Speakers

Lyndi Tsering, introduction
Program Specialist, U.S. Institute of Peace

Parsifal D’Sola Alvarado, presenter
Founder and Executive Director, Fundación Andrés Bello

Shazeda Ahmed
Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLA

Margaret Myers
Senior Advisor, Latin America, U.S. Institute of Peace

Henry Tugendhat, moderator
Economist, China, U.S. Institute of Peace

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