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Member in the News: Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos, former president of Colombia and Nobel laureate, has published a book titled Un mensaje optimista para un mundo en crisis, or “An optimistic message for a world in crisis.”

Juan Manuel Santos

Member in the News ˙

Luis Arce (center) celebrating his win alongside team members.

Why Have Bolivians Decided to Bring MAS Back to Power?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on Bolivia’s 2020 presidential election and what Luis Arce’s win means for the Andean nation.

Renata Segura, Roberto Laserna, John Walsh, Bret Gustafson, Mareike Winchell

Latin America Advisor ˙

A cargo ship in the middle of the ocean.

How Can the Blue Economy Help the Caribbean Recover?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the “blue economy” and its potential role for the Caribbean’s economic recovery.

Edmund Bartlett, Ronald Sanders, Scott MacDonald, Andrea Ewart

Latin America Advisor ˙

Profile of Michael Shifter by Arteaga

Shifter: “Biden podría ganar el voto popular y del colegio electoral, pero no descarto una reelección de Trump”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con Expediente Público sobre las elecciones presidenciales en Estados Unidos, el manejo de la pandemia del Covid-19 en el país, las movilizaciones sociales contra el racismo y los abusos policiales y los eventuales desenlaces que esto podría tener en los comicios de noviembre.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Expediente Público

Speakers at Housing Laboratory on Guatemala Video

Migration and Cities in Guatemala: Remittances’ Potential Role for Housing

On August 27, 2020, the first virtual session of a Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala (LAV by its Spanish initials) was held. As Guatemala’s National Housing Council (CONAVI) works to update Guatemala’s National Policy on Housing and Human Settlements with strategies to increase access to decent, sustainable housing, this event contributed to discussions regarding the potential that remittances offer for financing the provision of decent and broader urban development.

Kathryn Klaas

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Fundación Avina

Michael Shifter speaking Video

El impacto de las elecciones de EEUU en América Latina

Michael Shifter participó como expositor en la XCVI Sesión de la Cátedra Perú de la Universidad de San Martín de Porres, donde exploró el ambiente político actual en EEUU y las posibles repercusiones que el resultado de las elecciones podrá tener en las relaciones hemisféricas.

Michael Shifter, Louis Goodman, Roque Benavides, Diego De la Torre, Raúl Bao Garcia, David Cunza

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Universidad de San Martín de Porres

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Are López Obrador’s Latest Policies Detrimental to Mexico’s Power Sector?

An Energy Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the López Obrador’s changes to the Mexican power sector.

Pedro Niembro, Geoffrey Jones, Natalia Cosio, Larry Pascal, Juan Pomés, Dino Barajas, Fluvio Ruiz Alarcón, Ximena Herrera, Alexandro Padrés, Roxana Muñoz, Laura Carlsen

Energy Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter and Pedro Vargas Núñez Video

¿Convertirá Biden a EEUU en una Venezuela como lo afirma Trump?

Michael Shifter participó en una conversación con Pedro Vargas Núñez, editor de Portafolio. Entre los temas centrales estuvieron el análisis del primer debate presidencial y los efectos de la crisis sobre los resultados de recientes encuestas electorales. También se discutió acerca de cómo la campaña de Trump trata de instaurar la imagen de Biden como socialista y sobre las acciones que cada candidato podría tomar en el último tramo de las elecciones para así ganar la mayor cantidad de votantes indecisos.

Michael Shifter, Pedro Vargas Núñez

Interviews ˙ ˙ Portafolio

People lining up outside a job fair in Colombia. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Can Latin America Replace Jobs Lost in the Pandemic?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on unemployment in the region and how to recover the 34 million jobs lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Salvador Paiz, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Manuel Agosin

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Power Grab: What Mexico’s State-Centered Electricity Policy Means for Trade, Climate, and the Economy

Over the past two years, the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sought to strip away central aspects of the 2013 energy reform that increased private investment in the power sector and return control of the sector to state utility CFE. These moves will reduce needed investment in the sector and lead to higher electricity costs for Mexican industry and manufacturing, affecting employment, trade, and Mexico’s ability to meet its clean energy targets, according to this new report by the Inter-American Dialogue.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Sarah Phillips

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Michael Shifter in conversation with Carlos Figueroa Video

“Biden for resident”: El polémico trino de Trump hacia Biden

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, participó en el programa La Tarde de NTN24 con Carlos Figueroa en el que se habló sobre la elección en los EEUU. Se discutió acerca de la estrategia de las dos campañas y la influencia de la pandemia en la carrera presidencial de este año.

Michael Shifter, Carlos Figueroa

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Photo of Marília Arraes

Are Women Closing the Gender Gap in Brazil’s Politics?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the progress and challenges of gender representation in Brazilian politics.

Jacqueline Pitanguy, Débora Thomé, Daniela Chacón Arias

Latin America Advisor ˙

Portada de declaración formación inicial

Declaration on Initial Teacher Training

The objective of this declaration is to present the recommendations agreed upon by the Coalition in order to strengthen initial teacher training in the region.

Coalición Latinoamericana para la Excelencia Docente

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Declaration

Moderator: Michael Camilleri (Top left)/ Speakers: Sergio Bitar, Catalina Botero, Carlos Ayala, and Alexandra Huneeus (Top left to right then bottom)/ Image of Chilean protests and flag Video

The Context of the Constitutional Reform in Chile: The Comparative International Experience

On October 5, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “The Context of the Constitutional Reform in Chile: The Comparative International Experience,” part of a series of events related to the process of constitutional reform in Chile. Panelists discussed a set of comparative examples from which Chile can draw lessons from as well as considerations that Chile must make as they undergo the process of constitutional reform.

Catharine Christie, Azul Hidalgo Solá

Event Summaries ˙

Chile’s national plebiscite, a response to the country’s 2019 protests, will ask voters whether the country’s constitution should be rewritten. // File Photo: Natalia Reyes Escobar via Creative Commons.

Will Chileans Vote to Rewrite Their Constitution?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A with experts’ viewpoints on the upcoming referendum in Chile on whether to rewrite the constitution.

Claudia Heiss, Daniela Jara Leiva, María Cristina Escudero

Latin America Advisor ˙