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Since events unfolded in Honduras, the Dialogue has hosted a discussion with OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza  (view), a press conference (listen), and the Latin America Advisor published a Q+A on the crisis, while the Dialogue's Michael Shifter testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere (view).

Dialogue experts have weighed in on various stages of the 2009 Honduran poltiical crisis. at every stage. Earlier this summer, Michael Shifter was quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and wrote an Op-Ed in The Miami Herald; while Peter Hakim commented in the LA Times and The Economist, Revista América Economía, La Nacion, and Infolatam; Michael Lisman published an article in the Guardian; and Manuel Orozco wrote an opinion piece for Foreign Policy. Dialogue staff have also been quoted extensively on the conflict.


In the Press

Lobo was more conservative and was trailing. Then the coup happens, Santos seemed opposed to finding a compromise solution with Zelaya, and that made Pepe the favorite.
                                   -Peter Hakim
                                    Miami Herald
24, 2009

Peter Hakim was quoted by Bloomberg, VOA, CNNWashington Post, Business Week, El Universal, the Miami Herald, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. Michael Shifter testified before the House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs (video) and was quoted in Time, NPRHouston Chronicle and Wall Street Journal. Dan Erikson was interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi Show and by AsiaOne news; and Manuel Orozco was quoted in the Miami Herald and by the AP, and wrote an opinion piece in Foreign Policy.

Visit the Dialogue Quoted page for more staff quotations in the press.

Related publications and events are listed under the Central America program description.

Michael Shifter comments on the latest from Honduras:

Peter Hakim is interviewed on Bloggingheads TV's weekly "UN Dispatch" program.

Jose Miguel Insulza on the Crisis, from his panel presentation with Peter Hakim on July 16, 2009.with Jose Miguel Insulza which followed his presentation on July 16.

The Inter-American Dialogue produced a video on coverage of the current conflict in Honduras. It features footage from a press briefing hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue on July 11, as well as Michael Shifter's testimony before the House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs.

PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES                                                  EVENTS                

"Healing time for Honduras," Michael C. Lisman, The Guardian / Comments is Free, December 10, 2009

"Obama's Man in Latin America," by Peter Hakim, América Economía, November 21, 2009. (Spanish)

"Fiddling while Tegucigalpa Burns," Michael C. Lisman, The Guardian / Comment is Free, November 11, 2009

"Cambió el alma de América Latina," by Michael Shifter, El Colombiano, November 6, 2009 (English).

"How Has the Honduran Crisis Affected the U.S. Role in the Region?" by Peter Hakim, Latin America Advisor, November 6, 2009.

"Dead End?" by Marifeli Pérez-Stable, The Miami Herald, November 5, 2009.

"Anything can still happen," by Michael Shifter, The Miami Herald, November 5, 2009.

"Canada Major Contributor on Honduras," by Peter Hakim, Embassy Magazine (Canada), November 4, 2009.

"Honduras and Multilateralism: Lessons for the Obama Administration," by Peter Hakim, América Economía, October 23, 2009 (Spanish).

"Obama y Honduras," by Michael Shifter, El Tiempo, October 11, 2009. (English)

"Managing disarray: The search for a new consensus," by Michael Shifter in Which Way Latin America?: Hemispheric Politics Meets Globalization, September 2009.

"Foro Interamericano," Interview with Peter Hakim on Voice of America, September 25, 2009

"Manuel Zelaya hurts his own cause," by Michael Lisman, Guardian, September 23, 2009

"Huella Yanqui," Interview with Peter Hakim in Caretas, September 18, 2009

"Mirando al futuro en Honduras, Encontrar una salida en el laberinto." by Manuel Orozco
Confidencial (Nicaragua), September 17, 2009

"How Well is Obama Handling Latin American Issues?" by Peter Hakim, Latin America Advisor, September 16, 2009.

"Honduras and U.S. Foreign Policy," Interview with Michael Shifter on Foreign Policy and You, September 16, 2009.

"América Latina: Visión Política de la Región y el Papel de los Estados Unidos," speech by Michael Shifter, September 3, 2009.

The Meaning of Honduras (Spanish version)
by Peter Hakim - Revista América Economía

July 21, 2009: Planning for the Worst in Honduras
by Michael Shifter - Foreign Policy

July 14, 2009: Honduras highlights OAS limitations
by Michael Shifter and Dan Joyce - Oxford Analytica

Latin American Leftists?
by Michael Shifter - National Journal Online

July 12, 2009: La crisis que se avecina en Centro América
by Manuel Orozco - Confidencial (Nicaragua)

July 7, 2009: Zelaya's Point of No Return
by Michael Lisman - The Guardian / Comment is Free

July 6, 2009: Central America's Coming Crisis, Honduras is just the beginning
by Manuel Orozco - Foreign Policy

July 1, 2009: The Coup in Honduras: Can the Obama Administration’s Promising Start in the Americas be Sustained?
by Abraham F. Lowenthal - Reforma (Mexico)

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December 9, 2009: A Discussion on the Honduran Elections
by Daphne Morrison
On November 29, the long-awaited general elections in Honduras saw the victory President-elect Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo and effectively put an end to the immediate crisis which was ignited five months earlier when President Manuel Zelaya was forcibly removed from power on June 28.

July 22, 2009: A Discussion with Honduran Congressional and Civil Society Delegation
by Kevin McGinnis
While much has been made about support for the removal of President Manuel Zelaya within the Honduran Congress, Supreme Court, and military, the country remains extremely divided and Zelaya still has backers inside the de facto government. “When a constitutionally elected president is expelled from the country—violating all of the rights and all of the guarantees that the constitution implies—it cannot be called anything other than a coup d’état,” declared Elvia Argentina Valle, representative for the Department of Copán in the Honduran National Congress and one of three members of a visiting delegation from Honduras who shared their deep concern over the current situation in a July 22 discussion.

October 22, 2009: A Discussion with Honduras' Supreme Electorial Tribunal
by Matthew Schewel
Honduran citizens, not the international community, will decide the country's future in the upcoming presidential election, members of Honduras' Supreme Electoral Tribunal said Thursday in Washington.

with the Honduran Congressional and Civil Society Delegation
by Kevin McGinnis
Three representatives from the Honduran congress and civil society organizations discussed their support for deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and shared their thoughts on how to best resolve the current political crisis facing their country.

July 16, 2009: A Conversation with José Miguel Insulza
by Matthew Schewel
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza discussed the political crisis in Honduras, paying special attention to the role of the OAS in the events that transpired over the past several weeks. Dialogue President Peter Hakim moderated the discussion.

July 7, 2009: Press Briefing on Honduras
by Stephanie Majerowicz
The Dialogue’s Peter Hakim and Michael Shifter, joined by Dialogue senior fellow and former Chilean minister, Genaro Arriagada, hosted a press roundtable on Tuesday, July 7 to discuss the crisis in Honduras.

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