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July 18, 2011: How Important Are the United States and Peru to Each Other?
By Julio Carrión, Coletta A. Youngers, and David Scott Palmer
Source: Latin America Advisor
What does the meeting between President Obama and Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala, occurring even before Humala takes office, say about the importance the United States places on its relationship with Peru and its incoming president? From Peru's perspective, how important is the United States? Will the two countries be good partners after Humala is sworn in?

July 11, 2011: What Lessons Can Europe Learn From Latin America?
By Kevin P. Gallagher, Daniel Marx, Desmond Lachman, and Mark Weisbrot
Source: Latin America Advisor
Since the global economic recession in 2008-09, several European countries have struggled with debt crises that many analysts have likened to Latin America's struggles in past decades. What lessons can Europe learn from Latin America and how should Europe handle its ongoing financial crisis?

May 25, 2011: Is Ecuador On the Brink of a 'Perfect Dictatorship?
By Gustavo Jalkh, Osvaldo Hurtado, Adrián Bonilla, Christopher Sabatini, Marc Becker
Source: Latin America Advisor
Ecuadoreans cast their votes May 7 in a referendum that many observers considered a gauge of President Rafael Correa's popularity. The 10 questions included issues that would give the president increased control over the media and judiciary, leading former President Osvaldo Hurtado to say the country was on the brink of a 'perfect dictatorship.' Results from the polls indicate that Correa received a 'yes' vote on all 10 questions but with a more narrow victory than expected. Is Ecuador on the 'brink of a perfect dictatorship' or are the reforms necessary? What does the close margin of victory indicate about Correa's leadership? What does the outcome mean for the political landscape of the country?

March 2, 2011: El Tratado de Libre Comercio entre EE-UU y Colombia, Camino de su Aprobación
By Peter Hakim
Source: InfoLatam
Lejos aún de ser un hecho, la situación favorece ahora la ratificación por parte del Congreso de los acuerdos de libre comercio de Estados Unidos con Colombia y Panamá este año. Lo que más alentó las perspectivas de los tratados de comercio con América Latina fue la gran victoria republicana en las elecciones del pasado mes de Noviembre en el Congreso, que dio lugar a una considerable mayoría republicana en la Cámara de Representantes con un nuevo presidente

March 2, 2011: US-Colombian Free Trade on Track to Approval
By Peter Hakim
Source: InfoLatam
Although far from a done deal, the odds now favor congressional ratification of the US’s free trade accords with Colombia and Panama this year. What most lifted the prospects of the Latin America trade treaties was the huge Republican victory in last November’s mid-term elections for Congress, which produced a sizable Republican majority in the House of Representatives along with a new Speaker.

March 2, 2011: Has the United States Failed to Adequately Fight Illegal Drugs?
By Barry R. McCaffrey, Andrés Rozental, Sanho Tree
Source: Latin America Advisor
A new Inter-American Dialogue report says U.S. drug policies, which are mostly focused on prohibiting the production, distribution and consumption of narcotics, 'have done little to diminish the problems they were designed to address' and are costly in both financial and human terms. The report calls for a broad national debate on U.S. drug strategies and an intense review of international policies. Is growing violence in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America a sign of failures in drug policy? Has the Obama administration made any significant change in anti-drug efforts? What policies should it be pursuing? What anti-drug programs in the United States and in Latin America have been particularly successful and should be replicated?

February 8, 2011: Insulza Not Forceful Enough in Promoting Democracy: U.S. Envoy
By Gene Kuleta
Source: Latin America Advisor
The chief of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, is not firm enough in promoting democracy in the hemisphere, though he is constrained by the organization's structure, the permanent U.S. representative to the OAS, Carmen Lomellin, told the Latin America Advisor in an exclusive interview.

November 23, 2010: What Roles Did Latin American Countries Play at the G-20 Summit?
By Sergio Bitar, Craig Kelly, Rogelio Ramirez de la O

November 16, 2010: What Are the Prospects for Costa Rica-Nicaragua Relations?
By Kevin Casas-Zamora, Mario Arana, Patricio Grané, Mitchell Seligson

November 8, 2010: What Do the U.S. Election Results Mean for Latin America?
By Jim Kolbe, Andres Rozental, James R. Jones, Jason Hafemeister
In the U.S. midterm elections Nov. 2, Republicans won control of the House of Representatives and picked up seats in the Democrat-controlled Senate, which President Barack Obama called a 'shellacking' for Democrats. What do the election results mean for hemispheric policy and foreign relations? How will the Republican victories affect immigration, trade, and other issues that are relevant to Latin America?

October 6, 2010: In Danger of Derailing a Sector with Great Potential
By Claudio Loser
Source: Latin Amerca Advisor
In my Sept. 7 column, I discussed the effect of the Russian drought and fires on world food production, and suggested that the consequences for Latin America would be favorable, if managed well. Unfortunately, there are other examples of potential gains for the region being curtailed by actions in the developed world, with a specific involvement of the World Bank. Palm oil is a case in point.

September 17, 2010: Former Chief of Argentine Central Bank Predicts Continued Inflation
By Rachel Sadon
Source: Latin America Advisor
The former president of the Central Bank of Argentina, Martín Redrado, warned Thursday that the Argentine economy is showing signs of exhaustion at a discussion hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue.

August 2, 2010: Argentina's Debt Policies Keep its Reputation Tarnished
By Claudio Loser
The past month has been far from easy for Argentina, even as the authorities have declared victory more often than not. The World Cup is over and against domestic predictions Argentina's soccer team, and Argentina's own international reputation, have both remained in the customary second tier of rankings.

July 27, 2010: What Can Calm Tensions Between Venezuela and Colombia?
By Michael Shifter, Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Luis Alfonso Hoyos
Source: Latin America Advisor
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on July 22 severed diplomatic relations with Colombia over Bogotá's accusation that Colombian rebels are taking refuge in Venezuela. Chávez also said earlier this month that he will not attend the Aug. 7 inauguration of Colombia's incoming president, Juan Manuel Santos. Trade between the two countries has also plummeted since Chávez blocked most imports from Colombia. Will bilateral relations improve at all under Santos? Who is suffering the ill effects of the reduced trade? What is needed to calm tensions between Bogotá and Caracas?

June 16, 2010: Interview with Former Senator Mel Martinez
By Latin America Advisor
The Dialogue's Latin America Advisor interviewed former Senator Mel Martinez, Republican of Florida, on the U.S.-Cuba relationship. A version of this interview was published in the Advisor's Featured Q&A on June 16.

June 15, 2010: What Was Accomplished at Last Week's OAS Meeting?
By John F. Maisto, Vicki Gass, Diego Arria, Abraham F. Lowenthal
Foreign ministers from across the Western Hemisphere, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gathered June 6-8 in Lima for the annual General Assembly of the Organization of American States. What was accomplished at the meeting?

June 11, 2010: Former Argentine Energy Ministers: Sector Needs Long-Term Plan
By Matthew Schewel
Two former energy secretaries of Argentina on Thursday called on their government to adopt a long-term strategy to diversify the country's energy sources, stem a decline in oil and gas production and stimulate investment in the electricity sector by phasing out subsidies.

May 20, 2010: U.S. Could Lose Trade Edge in Asia, Latin America: Experts
By Matthew Schewel
The United States needs to take on a leadership role in global trade diplomacy or risk losing its ability to compete in Asian and Latin American markets, experts said at a recent panel discussion co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce.

May 18, 2010: Latin America's Growing Equality: Myth or Reality?
By Jeffrey Puryear
It's worth noting that inequality has declined recently in much of Latin America. But are these decreases part of a long-term trend? Has Latin America found an effective and sustainable strategy for reducing inequality?

May 4, 2010: Has Obama Kept His Summit of the Americas Promises?
By Michael Shifter, Bernardo Álvarez, Roger Noriega
It was just over a year ago that leaders of 34 nations of the hemisphere gathered in Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas. How much progress has been made in the past year on the goals expressed at the summit?