Analysis

An Interview with Alan Garcia by Michael Shifter

On April 17, Alan Garcia, Peru’s two-time president from the APRA party, committed suicide at his home in Lima before being detained by police. Garcia was a controversial figure for much of his career. Just days before the second round of the 2006 elections, Michael Shifter, who had lived and worked in Lima for four years during Garcia’s first term, conducted a revealing and wide-ranging interview with the Peruvian president at his home that ran in The Washington Post.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Post

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Latin America’s Digital Economy and Trends in International Taxation

On April 12, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event titled “Latin America’s Digital Economy and Trends in International Taxation.” The discussion took place in the context of a recent OECD report, that reported that a global consensus on how to tax businesses with a substantial digital footprint but no physical presence in a given country remains elusive.

Leonie Rauls

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The Dialogue presents on technical education at CIES Conference

Maria Oviedo from the Dialogue’s Education Program presents findings on a recent report on technical education in LAC at this year’s 67th annual Comparative and International Education Society conference.

Maria Oviedo

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Technical Education and Professional Training in Latin America and the Caribbean

Larraín // Photo: Inter-American Dialogue.

Aging Populations Force Lawmakers to Rethink Pension Systems

Changing demographics as a result of aging populations and the consequent need to reform pension systems will be among Latin America’s biggest challenges in the coming decades, Fernando Larraín, the director of the AFP Association of Chile, a private organization that includes all pension managers in the country, said April…

Anastasia Chacón

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Reunión del consejo de seguridad de la ONU sobre Venezuela

Michael Camilleri, director del programa de estado de derecho del Diálogo Interamericano, analizó las implicaciones de la reunión del consejo de seguridad del ONU sobre la situación en Venezuela, y otros temas relacionados a la situación Venezolana.

Michael Camilleri

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

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Member in the News: Roberta Jacobson

Roberta Jacobson, former US Ambassador to Mexico (2016 – 2018) and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2012-2016) testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on April 10 on the importance of US Aid to Central America. 

Roberta Jacobson

Congressional Testimony ˙ ˙ House Foreign Affairs Committee

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Guardia Nacional de México, representación en la OEA, hiperinflación en Venezuela

El presidente del Diálogo Interamericano participó en el programa de NTN24 Club de Prensa con Gustau Alegret, donde discutió temas como la nueva Guardia Nacional de México, la designación de Gustavo Tarre como representante de la Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela ante la OEA y la situación de hiperinflación que vive Venezuela.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

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El informe Mueller, Venezuela y la OEA, inmigración a EEUU

Michael Camilleri da comentarios sobre varios temas en el Club de Prensa de NTN24, incluyendo la politica de inmigracion de los EEUU, el informe Mueller, y el reconocimiento del gobierno de Guaido por la OEA.

Michael Camilleri

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

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Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018

On April 4, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted its yearly event on remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, “Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018.” The event brought together a panel of experts for a discussion of 2018 remittance flows, the outlook for 2019,  and issues influencing the marketplace.

Natali Solano

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Política externa nos 100 primeiros dias de Bolsonaro provoca danos à imagem do Brasil

A RFI ouviu dois especialistas para analisar o desempenho do atual governo brasileiro: Peter Hakim, presidente emérito do Inter-Americain Dialogue de Washington, e o embaixador Rubens Ricupero. Hakim vê muita “contradição” na política externa brasileira, devido à “agenda ideológica do governo”.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ Radio France International

Regulators and Companies Still Central to Mexico’s Energy Sector

Regulators and private companies will continue to play important roles in the development of Mexico’s energy resources despite President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s focus on strengthening state-owned companies and enhancing “energy sovereignty” by reducing dependence on energy imports from the United States. This was the key message from speakers at “La nueva política energética de México,” an Inter-American Dialogue event in Mexico City.

Nate Graham

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