LatAm Outlook

The Canning House LatAm Outlook was launched in March 2020, offering a look ahead at the next 5 years and beyond across key trends in Latin America through the lens of the region's six largest economies - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. It is fully updated annually, with interim updates as necessary.

The Outlook now covers six focus areas: politics, economics, social trends, security and corruption, health and the environment.

In partnership with Ipsos, Itaú, Control Risks, the Department for International Trade, SEI and FT Latin America editor Michael Stott.


The UK-Brazil Conversa is an annual forum for dialogue between policymakers and influencers, business leaders, academics, diplomats and governments, to help build closer relations and contacts between Brazil and the UK. It was founded in 2014 by former UK Ambassador to Brazil, Alan Charlton.

Alternating between the UK and Brazil, the Conversa was established to help explore how to make more of the contacts and links between the two countries. In order to encourage free-flowing and open conversations, discussion groups are small and sessions are held in closed conditions.

Conversa is a non-profit venture funded by sponsors. It is supported by the Brazilian and British governments, with Canning House acting as Secretariat. Participation is by invitation only.

Honorary Co-Presidents

Gilberto Gil, Minister of Culture, Brazil, 2003-2008

William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK, 2010-2014

Canning House Research Forum

at the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre

In 2019, Canning House and the London School of Economics established the Canning House Research Forum, hosted at the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre.

The Forum is a multi-year rolling programme of research and policy engagement around the overarching theme of “The Future of Latin America and the Caribbean,” with particular reference to UK-Latin American relations.

It consists of a series of three individual, policy-focused research projects aiming to advance knowledge and offer insights of practical application to political, economic, social, and business policy-making:

  • Inequality, export diversification, and taxation in Latin America
  • Trade, extractives, and energy in the context of climate change
  • A Green New Deal for Latin America?

Learn more about the Forum

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Visiting Fellowships

at King's College London

In 2019 Canning House and King’s College London launched a new Visiting Fellowship. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for Latin American academics to enrich their research using the extensive Canning House Library Collection, housed at King’s College London.

The research project undertaken should fall within one of the following thematic areas:

  1. Equality and Human Rights – a comparative analysis of the development of equality legislation and policy in Latin America and the UK. (Reference: UK Equality Act 2010 and the (9) ‘protected characteristics’).
  2. Fair trade and prosperous living – studying the effects of ‘fair trade’ practices on prosperity for Latin American farmers, as compared to their counterparts in the UK.
  3. The Sports Diaspora – examining the effects of sport-driven migration flows between Latin America and Europe (especially the UK).
  4. Peace-building and Transitional Justice, considering the approaches, successes and challenges from one or more of Colombia, Peru and Argentina.

The call for proposals for 2022-2023 has now closed.

The Canning House Library Collection

The Canning House Library was launched in 1948 and was recognised for many years as a key source of information on the Latin world, attracting over three thousand users a year. It continues to be one of the most important collections in the UK for Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.

In 2012 the bulk of the collection (some 54,000 titles) was transferred to King’s College London. With the Foreign Office Collection, the Canning House material provides a significant source of complementary information for a wide range of users. It is managed by a special joint Board and is accessible to Canning House members on request.

Discover our collection

Canning Papers

Each year, Canning House publishes a selection of research papers on political and economic trends and issues in Latin America, as well as papers focusing on specific industries and commercial sectors.

To date, the papers have covered topics as diverse as election analysis, corruption, renewable energy and private equity in Latin America. The papers aim to give Canning House members essential insights into the most pressing socioeconomic and geopolitical issues, and business risks and opportunities in emerging sectors.

Discover our insights

Canning Papers
Policy Roundtables


Canning House’s policy roundtable meetings convene senior representatives from government, business leaders from the private sector, as well as senior individuals from civil society groups and NGOs.

Discussions are held in private to encourage free and open conversation, and a summary of the key points discussed and recommendations made is circulated to those who attended. An executive summary is also made available for public access.

For more information contact [email protected]

Forgotten Histories

Canning House's Forgotten Histories is a public history project, welcoming submissions from anyone with a fascinating story of relationships between Latin America, the UK, and the wider world which has spent too long waiting to be heard.

These submissions will be published on our website such that they will never, truly, be forgotten.

What is your Forgotten History?

Becoming a member at Canning House

By joining Canning House, you will become part of the UK's leading forum for informed comment, contacts and debate on Latin American politics, economics and business.

Just £50 per year.

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