Analysis

Promessas Não Cumpridas: A América-Latina Hoje

O volume tem uma visão ampla dos recentes desenvolvimentos sociais, políticos e econômicos na América Latina. Ele contém seis ensaios, focados em temas salientes e transversais, que tentam construir um fio ou uma narrativa sobre a região altamente diversificada, destacando suas principais idiossincrasias e analisando para onde ela deve se encaminhar nos próximos anos.

Laura Chinchilla, Catalina Botero, Robert Muggah, Augusto de la Torre, Alain Ize, George Gray Molina, Ana Covarrubias, Andrés Malamud, Michael Shifter, Bruno Binetti

Books ˙ ˙ Promessas Não Cumpridas: A América-Latina Hoje

Mexico’s Problematic Energy Policy

Just as Pemex bonds suffered a downgrading to junk status by Fitch, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy Program, sat down with Nathaniel Parish Flannery of Forbes to discuss the state of Mexico’s energy sector, including oil and gas, regulators, and renewables, seven months into the AMLO administration.

Lisa Viscidi, Nathaniel Parish Flannery

Interviews ˙ ˙ Forbes

Colombia’s Supreme Court last week freed former FARC rebel leader Seuxis Hernández, also known as Jesús Santrich, who is wanted on cocaine trafficking charges in the United States. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Are Colombia’s Courts Capable of Keeping the Peace?

What are the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to release former FARC leader Seuxis Hernández?

Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Maria Velez de Berliner, César Caballero, manager at Cifras & Conceptos in Bogotá

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Avoiding the Amazon Rainforest Tipping Point

Deforestation rates in the Amazon River Basin have risen to near-record levels in recent years, threatening biodiversity and indigenous lands as well as global climate change efforts and weather patterns in the Amazon region and beyond. The lack of governance across Amazonian nations is a primary factor behind countries’ failure to stem forest loss, said experts at an event launching a new Inter-American Dialogue report on May 29.

Nico Nastri

Event Summaries ˙

Online Disinformation in the United States

A policy brief exploring the nature and implications of disinformation spread in the United States, particularly surrounding the 2016 elections.

Ben Raderstorf, Michael Camilleri

Reports ˙ ˙ Online Disinformation in the United States

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Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders

On May 23, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted a panel called “Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders” as the third and final installment of the joint Dialogue/IDB “Anticorruption, Transparency and Intergrity” Symposia series.

Tamar Ziff

Event Summaries ˙

Policies for Teaching Excellence: A Regional Agenda

All people are born with enormous potential, but not everyone has the chance to fully develop their potential. Evidence shows that schools–where teachers are key actors–can make an important impact in the life of each student. The Latin American Coalition for Teaching Excellence aims to bolster teacher professionalization so that…

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Agenda

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China’s Changing Interest in Latin America

Margaret Myers, director of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Aisa and Latin America program talks to The Banker’s Silvia Pavoni about China’s relationship with Latin America from trade, investment, technology and infrastructure development.

Margaret Myers

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Banker

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner recently announced that she would be running for vice president on a ticket headed by her former cabinet chief, Alberto Fernández. // File Photo: Facebook site of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

How Has CFK’s Move Altered Argentina’s Race?

Does former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner have a better chance at a comeback by betting on the vice presidency?

Graciela Römer, Andrés Asiain, Charles H. Blake, Nicolás Saldías, Paula Alonso

Latin America Advisor ˙

Hacking Corruption

A report analyzing the opportunities and challenges involved in utilizing new technologies to combat corruption in public procurement in Latin America.

Tamar Ziff, Maria Fernanda Pérez Argüello

Reports ˙ ˙ Hacking Corruption