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December 4, 2013: A Conversation with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
By Humberto Galvan
The Dialogue’s Board of Directors met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos moments before his White House meeting with US President Barack Obama and ahead of the Board's biannual meeting. Members discussed the wide-ranging challenges facing Colombia and the region. The conversation was closed and off-the-record.

June 4, 2013: Measuring Latin America’s Commitment to Equality
By Estefania Ortiz
A discussion of the effectiveness of Latin American governments in reducing poverty and inequality. Are Latin American governments more committed to equality than in the past? Have their tax and spending policies improved? What policies and programs have been most effective in redistributing income? What more—or less—should governments be doing?

May 8, 2013: Latin American Women Rising
By Joan Caivano and Jane Marcus-Delgado
Source: Polítca Exterior
Women in Latin America and the Caribbean have made tremendous strides towards achieving leadership in every sphere. Just over a decade ago, in 2000, the Inter-American Dialogue issued a report from a meeting of women political leaders that concluded, in Latin America and the Caribbean, “the highest circles of power still remain largely male dominated.”

May 8, 2013: Las mujeres de América Latina, al alza (PDF)
By Joan Caivano and Jane Marcus-Delgado
Source: Polítca Exterior
En las últimas dos décadas, el avance de la participación política de las mujeres en América Latina ha sido espectacular. La región, sin embargo, registra las mayores tasas del mundo en violencia contra las mujeres y mortalidad maternal a causa de abortos ilegales.

April 24, 2013: Women and the Judiciary in the Americas: Leadership and Outcomes (PDF)
By Inter-American Dialogue, League of Women Voters, and International Association of Women Judges
We are pleased to present this report on women in judicial leadership in the Americas. In recent decades, women in Latin America and the Caribbean have made tremendous strides towards achieving leadership in every sphere and at the highest levels.

April 24, 2013: La Mujer y el Poder Judicial en las Américas: Liderazgo y Resultados (PDF)
By Inter-American Dialogue, League of Women Voters, and International Association of Women Judges
Nos complace sobremanera presentar un informe sobre la mujer en cargos de responsabilidad judicial en las Américas, elaborado en el marco de los grandes avances que durante las últimas décadas las mujeres de América Latina y el Caribe vienen concretando en todos los ámbitos y al más alto nivel.

April 5, 2013: Is Bachelet a Shoo-in for Another Presidential Term in Chile?
By Jorge Heine, Peter M. Siavelis, Kirsten Sehnbruch, Peter Winn, and Patricio Nava
Source: Latin America Advisor
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced March 27 that she would run again for the country's presidency in the Nov. 17 election. Bachelet said that if elected to a second term in office, she would put income inequality at the top of her agenda. Is Bachelet, who still enjoys high approval ratings in Chile, a shoo-in for another term? Who will give Bachelet her toughest competition in the race? What issues are driving the campaign?

February 1, 2013: Latin America’s Inequality Success Story (PDF)
By Nora Lustig
Source: Current History
Inequality in Latin America has always been linked to the capture of the state by predatory elites, capital market imperfections, lack of access to credit for the poor, inequality of opportunities(in particular, in terms of access to high-quality education), labor market segmentation, and discrimination against women and non-whites.

August 29, 2012: Women’s economic contributions in Latin America and the Caribbean: policy recommendations for equity and growth
By Dana Preston
On Wednesday, August 29th the Inter-American Dialogue was pleased to hold an event to discuss the World Bank’s most recent study on gender in Latin America, "Smart Economics in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Multiplier Effect on Women’s Economic Power."

August 23, 2012: Structural change for equality in Latin America and the Caribbean
By Alicia Bárcena
Source: ECLAC
In 2010, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sent out a clear message to the region. We said that it was time for equality, which meant full entitlement to rights for everyone.

August 14, 2012: 25 Years Since the Esquipulas Agreement: Opportunities and Challenges in Central America
By Rachel Schwartz
On August 7, 1987 in Esquipulas, Guatemala, the presidents of five Central American countries signed an agreement to end the civil conflicts in the region and promote national reconciliation and democracy. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the agreements, distinguished speakers reviewed Central America’s progress toward realizing their aims and discussed the central challenges that remain. Former presidents Vinicio Cerezo of Guatemala and Oscar Arias of Costa Rica discussed the lead-up to the agreement and its legacy. The event also included a panel discussion featuring Eduardo Stein, former vice president of Guatemala; Michael Barnes, former chair of the House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs; Arturo Cruz, former ambassador of Nicaragua to the United States; and Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin America Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

July 26, 2012: The Public Debate Over Private Lives (PDF)
By Joan Caivano & Jane Marcus-Delgado
Source: Americas Quarterly
Every day, women across Latin America are terminating their pregnancies under illegal and unsafe circumstances. The number of unsafe abortions—which represent about 95 percent of the total—grew from 3.9 million in 2003 to 4.2 million in 2008, with the annual abortion rate holding steady during that period, at about 32 abortions per 1,000 women between the ages 15 to 44. That’s more than double the rate in Western Europe (12 per 1,000)—where abortion is generally permitted without exception.

July 26, 2012: Beyond Equal Rights
By Michelle Bachelet
Source: Americas Quarterly
Women’s political and economic participation strengthens democracy, equality and the economy. And while women’s empowerment and full participation in society are important goals in themselves, they are also vital for reducing poverty, achieving universal education, improving maternal and child health, and fulfilling other development goals.

June 20, 2012: Strengthening US-Latin America Ties: A Conversation with Senator Chris Coons and Congressman Xavier Becerra
By Jacob Weisenthal
On June 20, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA), who led a congressional delegation to Colombia, Cuba, and Haiti earlier this year. The session took place in the Capitol Visitor's Center.

June 15, 2012: Sob o Manto Domestico
By Jacqueline Pitanguy
Source: O Globo
Durante séculos a violência contra mulheres exercida entre os muros da casa, por maridos e companheiros, conhecida como violência domestica , não tinha visibilidade publica nem era reconhecida como crime. As mulheres apanhavam no silencio do lar,entre tapas e beijos, no espaço emocional que , teoricamente, lhes traria segurança. Sendo esta uma violência de repetição, apanhavam com regularidade e frequentemente morriam assassinadas. Essa forma de violência se diluia na cumplicidade da sociedade ,“em briga de marido e mulher não se mete a colher”, e na ausência de acolhimento institucional às vítimas.

June 7, 2012: Globalization, Made in the Americas
By Robert Zoellick
Source: Remarks at the Dialogue's 30th Anniversary Gala
A new hemispheric partnership requires leaving old habits, old mindsets, and old models of dependency behind.

May 7, 2012: Future Trends in Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF)
By Manuel Orozco
Remittances grew 8 percent from 2010 to 2011, nearly returning to pre-recession, 2007 levels, according to a report just released by the Inter-American Dialogue. Prepared by Dialogue senior associate Manuel Orozco, “Future Trends in Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean” analyzes changes in the frequency and amount of remittances sent by Latin American migrants using available data and surveys Orozco conducted over the past decade.

May 7, 2012: Future Trends in Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean
By Sarah Cardona
On May 7, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a roundtable discussion on its new report, Future Trends in Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean.

May 1, 2012: Tendencias Futuras de las Remesas en América Latina y el Caribe (PDF)
By Manuel Orozco
Las remesas familiares aumentaran 8% entre 2010 y 2011, casi alcanzando niveles previos a la recesión de 2007, según un informe recién publicado por el Diálogo InterAmericano. “Futuras Tendencias en Remesas a Latinoamérica y el Caribe,” por Manuel Orozco, asociado principal en el Diálogo, analiza cambios en la frecuencia y la cantidad de envíos de dinero usando datos y encuestas de los últimos diez anos.

May 1, 2012: From Gender Blind to Gender Conscious: A Discussion on Gender Equity in Latin America
By Scott Odell
On Tuesday, May 1, the Inter-American Dialogue held a discussion on the World Bank’s most recent study on gender in Latin America, "Work and Family: Latin American and Caribbean Women in Search of a New Balance."