Analysis

2017-2018 Annual Report

We are pleased to present this report, highlighting our contributions to the policy debates that defined 2017 and 2018.

Annual Reports ˙

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La visita del presidente ecuatoriano Lenin Moreno a Washington

El presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter concedió una entrevista al programa Poder Latino de NTN24 conducido por Emiliana Molina donde analizo la visita del presidente ecuatoriano Lenin Moreno a Washington y lo que se podía esperar de la misma.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Transition Interrupted?

A report analyzing the potential scenarios facing Venezuela at a critical juncture in its democratic development.

Michael Camilleri

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Hakim: “El miedo, elemento crítico para que Maduro siga en el poder”

Han pasado casi tres meses desde que el líder opositor venezolano Juan Guaidó lanzó su desafío al régimen de Nicolás Maduro, pero ni la creciente presión internacional ni las sanciones económicas han conseguido desatornillar a la cúpula chavista del poder. Peter Hakim destaca que el régimen de Maduro conoce esos límites y los pone a prueba, a la vez que aprovecha el “miedo” de la población.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Mercurio (via GDA)

Blackouts in Venezuela: Why the Power System Failed and How to Fix It

A lack of transmission-line maintenance may have been the immediate trigger for the power outage that left much of Venezuela in darkness on March 7, but it is a symptom of almost two decades of government mismanagement that has debilitated Venezuela’s power sector, draining its reserves of both human and financial capital and nudging it towards collapse.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Real Instituto Elcano

Book Review: Voices of Change in Cuba from the Nonstate Sector

This is a book review by Ted A. Henken of the volume “Voices of Change in Cuba from the Nonstate Sector” by Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Roberto Veiga González, Lenier González Mederos, Sofía Vera Rojas, and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán published by University of Pittsburgh Press.

Ted A. Henken

Book Review ˙

La salida negociada será dolorosa

Un año después del 18 de abril, Nicaragua se ha constituido en uno de los países más peligrosos del mundo, en donde el ejercicio de la violencia y la coerción institucional han prevalecido sobre el consenso y la democracia.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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

Event Summaries ˙

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 ˙