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October 14, 2011: The Mexican Diaspora Investment Partnership (PDF)
By Christian Reyes
The Dialogue hosted a discussion on the role of the Mexican diaspora in fostering investment and public-private partnerships in Mexico.

October 13, 2011: Security and Energy Policy in Aruba: A Conversation with Prime Minister Mike Eman
By Kimberly Covington
The Dialogue hosted a discussion on security and energy policy in Aruba with Prime Minister Mike Eman.

October 11, 2011: A Conversation with Tibisay Lucena Ramírez, President of the National Electoral Council of Venezuela
By Katherina Hruskovec
The Dialogue will host a discussion with Tibisay Lucena Ramírez, president of the National Electoral Council of Venezuela.

October 7, 2011: The Cuban Diaspora in the 21st Century
By Will Vogt
The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a session to launch The Cuban Diaspora in the 21st Century, a special report of Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute.

October 6, 2011: A Conversation with Bill Richardson
By Rachel Schwartz
As the global financial crisis continues to alter US relations with the rest of the hemisphere, greater engagement in the region remains in the critical interest of the United States, contended Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico and special envoy to the OAS, at a private dinner co-hosted by the Vidanta Foundation and the Inter-American Dialogue on October 6.

September 28, 2011: Prospects for Venezuela's 2012 Presidential Elections
By Katherina Hruskovec
Recent polls indicate that Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez and the leading opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonsky, are nearly tied for the October 2012 presidential elections. According to José Antonio Gil Yépes, president of public opinion research firm Datanálisis, President Chávez currently holds 37.8 percent of the vote and Capriles 35.5 percent. Gil Yépes analyzed the results of the latest polls and evaluated the different political and electoral scenarios for both the opposition and the government at a discussion held at the Inter-American Dialogue on September 28.

September 23, 2011: A Conversation with Marcelo Zabalaga Estrada, President of the Bolivian Central Bank
By Patrick Murray
Bolivia’s success as one of the fastest growing economies in the past decade stems from its unique economic model, argued Central Bank president Marcelo Zabalaga at the Inter-American Dialogue on September 23, 2011. Under President Evo Morales, Bolivia has strived to increase state involvement, redistribute wealth, and distance itself from North American financial influence.

September 22, 2011: Rising Brazil: Domestic and International Trends
By Katie Hufnagel
In his most recent book, Starting Over: Brazil Since 1985, Albert Fishlow addresses Brazil’s transformation over the past 25 years, focusing on trade, economics, and the country’s unique global role. At an event hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue on September 22, Fishlow presented the critical aspects of Brazilian development that he describes in his latest work, with questions and commentary provided by Paulo Sotero, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute, and Peter Hakim, president emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue

September 21, 2011: A Discussion on Obama's New Deportations Policy and the Future of Immigration
By Christian Reyes
The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on on the deportations policy recently announced by President Obama with Angela Kelly, vice president for immigration policy and advocacy at the Center for American Progress; Patricia Montes, executive director of Centro Presente; and Manuel Orozco, senior associate and director of the remittances and development program at the Inter-American Dialogue.

September 20, 2011: Guatemala's Uncertain Future: Combating Crime and Impunity
By Elizabeth Wagner
The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on the struggle against impunity and organized crime in Guatemala on Tuesday, September 20.

September 19, 2011: Nicaragua's Political Outlook
By Christian Reyes
With the upcoming elections in Nicaragua on November 6, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on the country’s political outlook with Benjamin Lugo, head of the Coordinators for Civil Society of Nicaragua; Marcos Carmona, head of the Human Rights Commission of Nicaragua, and Manuel Orozco, senior associate and director of the remittances and development program at the Inter-American Dialogue.

September 16, 2011: Reassessing China-Mexico Competition
By Margaret Myers
China’s rise has presented numerous challenges for Mexican industry. Yet despite tough competition, Mexico’s manufacturing sector may be experiencing a resurgence – its current share of US imports is the highest in nearly a decade.

September 8, 2011: What's next for Chile? A Conversation with Juan Pablo Letelier and Hernán Larraín
By Alexandra Solano
The mobilization of 70,000 students in the streets of Chile is more than just a protest for free higher education, concluded two Chilean senators at an event held at the Inter-American Dialogue on September 8.

September 7, 2011: Democracy and the Rule of Law in Ecuador: A Conversation with Osvaldo Hurtado
By Scott Odell
The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on democracy and the rule of law in Ecuador with Osvaldo Hurtado, former president of Ecuador. The event was co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue, Due Process of Law Foundation, and the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights.

September 7, 2011: XV Annual CAF Conference on the Americas
By Mary Dempsey
Is Latin America ready for the next decade? The region is weathering the global economic crisis well, but as it deepens and spreads globally, the future remains uncertain. Although the United States remains the region’s most important investment partner, the Obama administration is missing the opportunity to forge effective collaboration on issues ranging from climate change to immigration. And important gains, including the reduction of poverty in South America, remain precarious.

August 29, 2011: Assessing Dilma Rousseff's Approach to Chinese Competition
By Kim Covington
The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on Brazil's evolving economic relationship with China. The session focused on recent measures taken by Dilma Rousseff to shore up Brazil's flagging industrial sector in the face of low-priced Chinese goods and a surging local currency.

August 3, 2011: Cuba 1.5? The State of the Internet and Uses of Social Media in a Changing Cuba
By Katherina Hruskovec
In the Internet’s infancy, Cuba was among the leading nations of the Caribbean in computer networking. Today, Cuba is stuck on Web 1.0, behind the rest of the Caribbean and most of the world. What is the outlook for the Internet in Cuba?

July 26, 2011: Is the Drug War Over? Who Won? A Discussion of Where US and Global Drug Policies Are Headed
By Kim Covington
Neither heavy enforcement nor legalization mark the way forward for drug policy, said experts Mark Kleiman, Jon Caulkins and Angela Hawken. The three authors of the new book Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know joined Nobel laureate Tom Schelling at the Inter-American Dialogue on Tuesday to engage in a wide-ranging discussion on the future of drug policy.

July 21, 2011: A Conversation with Guatemala's Presidential Commission on the Declassification of Military Archives
By Humberto Galvan
On July 21, 2011, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on the declassification of military archives in Guatemala. The discussion featured members of the Presidential Commission for the Declassification of Military Archives, including Anibal Samayoa Salazar (Deputy Private Secretary of the Presidency), Marco Tulio Alvarez (Secretary of Peace), and General Eduardo Morales Alvarez (Deputy Chief of Staff for the Guatemalan Army). The session begun with panel members’ reflections on the process, challenges, and implications of the declassification for Guatemala, and was followed by a wide-ranging discussion with participants.

July 19, 2011: Venezuela's Political Outlook: A Conversation with Pedro Nikken
By Humberto Galvan
The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion with Pedro Nikken, president of the International Commission of Jurists, in which he discussed the possible implications of president Hugo Chavez’s recent cancer surgery on the country’s overall political climate.