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The Dialogue will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the  Linowitz Forum on November 13, 2014. MORE

The Dialogue has been named US Think Tank of the Year by Prospect Magazine for 2014. MORE

Elena Viyella promotes guaranteeing levels of learning in Latin America.

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Business leaders participate in events and comment on issues in the Latin America Advisor, a daily brief for Corporate Circle members. MORE

Evo Morales secured a third presidential term last Sunday, October 12th, after he won the first round of the Bolivian elections with 53% of the vote. While many critics believe that his candidacy was constitutionally dubious, Morales has managed to garner support from most sectors in his country, largely due to his economic policies. One of South America's most popular leaders, he has overseen impressive economic growth (more than 5% over the past 3 years) as well as the region's largest reduction in poverty. 

Michael Shifter and Murat Dagli discuss Morales' policies in light of Bolivia's elections.

However, with the country's economy heavily dependent on natural gas prices, it remains to be seen whether Morales' model is sustainable. A significant lack of infrastructure and development still exists, and with the increased expectations that accompany growing prosperity, Morales might encounter tough challenges over the next five years.

Panelists analyze the election at a Dialogue event.

Experts comment on Morales' victory in the Dialogue's Latin America Advisor.


The Case for Green Growth in Latin America

14 October | Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell
As Peru gears up to host UN climate change talks in December, many Latin American countries are demonstrating that “green growth” strategies can promote economic development while keeping emissions in check. MORE

A Conversation with Mauricio Cárdenas

9 October | Megan Cook
"Colombia has a remarkable economy," Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas said Thursday at the Inter-American Dialogue, highlighting the country's growth rate, which was revised upward by the International Monetary Fund Wednesday to 4.8 percent for the year. MORE

Navigating Risks in Brazil's Energy Sector

2 October | Paul Shortell
New Dialogue report analyzes critical challenges to investing in Brazil’s oil and gas, electricity generation and transmission sectors from the perspective of Chinese companies and identifies opportunities for cooperation and policy improvement. MORE

Refining Markets in Latin America

1 October | Paul Shortell
The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a group of the industry’s leading experts for a workshop on refining markets in the Americas, part of our series on the impact of the North American oil boom on Latin America, in cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank. MORE

A New Course for Brazil

30 September | Marielle Coutrix
Come what may in October, the prediction is that Brazil will implement fiscal reforms all the while maintaining its current foreign relations. Amid the forecast of greater ideological fragmentation, it is clear that the election outcome will have a serious effect on the future of Brazilian politics. MORE

China's Mining Activity in Latin America

25 September | Paul Shortell
How is China’s approach to overseas mining changing, and what does that mean for Latin America? In a first-ever, comprehensive overview of recent findings on Chinese mining activity in Latin America, Iacob Koch-Weser offers an review of the  literature on Chinese overseas mining activity. MORE

A Conversation with Simón Gaviria

19 September | Illona de Zamarocsy
In his current position, Gaviria, an economist who previously served in the Colombian congress and was president of the Liberal Party, will play a key role in proposing policies to carry out the three priorities of President Juan Manuel Santos’ second-term agenda:  peace, equity and education. MORE

Immigration Policy: What's Next?

 19 September | Marielle Coutrix
The recent upsurge in unaccompanied minors in the southern border has re-framed the political discussion on immigration reform. President Obama recently announced that he plans to delay executive action on immigration reform until after November’s midterm elections. MORE

The Drug Problem in the Americas

 9 September | Marielle Coutrix
The OAS produced  a landmark report on hemispheric drug policies last year, which sets out  the data and analysis that make clear the risks of sticking with current approaches. It also carefully lays out the alternatives, which present their own risks and benefits. MORE
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Energy and Mining in Colombia

 28 August | Paul Shortell
Newly appointed Mines and Energy Minister Tomás González stressed the important role of the oil and mining sectors in funding government efforts to promote peace and economic development in Colombia at a private meeting hosted by the Dialogue in Bogotá, Colombia. MORE

Venezuela: Future Prospects

 14 August | Amanda Mitchell
Nicolás Maduro is struggling to manage a deteriorating political and economic situation.  It is also unclear what the consequences will be of the Obama administration’s recently announced visa sanctions directed at Venezuelan government officials for human rights abuses. MORE

Santos' Second Term: What to Expect?

 23 July | Amanda Mitchell
Santos enters his second term hoping to finalize negotiations with the FARC and ELN to end the country’s 50 year-long conflict, to continue Colombia’s macroeconomic success, and to provide long-needed improvements in infrastructure and services. MORE

COP20, Climate Change, and Energy

 17 July | Latin America Advisor
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP20, will be held this December in Lima, Peru. What are the opportunities for progress and regional cooperation on climate change in the Americas? What does it mean for the region's energy sector moving forward?. MORE

Central American Child Migrants 

 16 July | Brigid Carmichael
The Dialogue hosted a discussion on US policy toward unaccompanied minors featuring Rubén Zamora, former ambassador of El Salvador to the United States and Doris Meissner, founder of the Migration Policy Institute. What are some of the root causes that are pushing migration? MORE