Analysis

International companies and local industry groups have blasted Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s new power sector measures.

Do Mexico’s New Power Sector Rules Favor the State?

What do the new rules in Mexico’s power sector entail, and why have the sparked controversy among energy companies and local industry groups?

Héctor Castro Vizcarra, Jeremy Martin, Víctor Rodríguez, Dino Barajas, Geoffrey Jones, Pedro Niembro, Jose L. Valera, Doris Rodriguez, Carlos Chavez, Carlos Ochoa

Energy Advisor ˙

Jose Angel Gurria Video

Assessing the Economic and Social Impact of Covid-19 – A Conversation with OECD Secretary-General, Ángel Gurría

On May 22, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Assessing the Economic and Social Impact of Covid-19 – A Conversation with OECD Secretary-General, Ángel Gurría.” Before being appointed Secretary-General in 2006, Gurría served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance and Public Credit for his home country of Mexico. He has been a member of the Dialogue since 2001.

Sarah Galbenski

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File Photo: WTO.

Can a New Leader Revitalize the World Trade Organization?

What did Brazil’s Azevêdo bring to the WTO, and how does his early departure affect the organization and its work?

Kellie Meiman, Kristen Hopewell, Gary Hufbauer, Richard Eglin, Renata Vargas Amaral

Latin America Advisor ˙

In pursuit of what matters: passion for the bottom line

Member in the News: Susana Malcorra

Dialogue member Susana Malcorra, dean of the School of Public and Global Affairs at IE University, has published a new book titled In Pursuit of What Matters: Passion for the Bottom Line.

Susana Malcorra

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The World by Richard Haass Video

Member in the News: Richard Haass

Dialogue member Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, has published a new book titled The World: A Brief Introduction.

Richard Haass

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Mario Vargas Llosa, Medio siglo con Borges

Member in the News: Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel literature laureate and former Peruvian presidential candidate, has published a new book on the writings of author Jorge Luis Borges, titled Medio siglo con Borges, or “Half a Century with Borges.”

Mario Vargas Llosa

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Virtual Members Forum

Virtual Forum for Dialogue Members

On May 19, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted its first virtual forum for Dialogue members to discuss the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sofia Lalinde, Casey Wetherbee

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Voices in the Pandemic picture of panelists Video

Voices in the Pandemic – Covid-19 and Freedom of Expression in the Americas

On May 20, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue, Global Affairs Canada and the Office of the Special Rapporteur of Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights hosted “Voices in the Pandemic – Covid-19 and Freedom of Expression in the Americas” to discuss the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on freedom of expression and disinformation, especially in light of emergency measures taken across the hemisphere that limit human rights and access to information.

Catharine Christie, Casey Wetherbee

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Michael Shifter en entrevista con Canal N Video

El impacto del Coronavirus en Perú

En esta entrevista para el programa 20/20 de Canal N, Michael Shifter y Mávila Huertas hablaron sobre los efectos del Covid-19 en América Latina, la situación actual en Perú, la importancia de las instituciones y las diferencias entre esta pandemia y la crisis financiera de 2008-2009.

Michael Shifter, Mávila Huertas

Interviews ˙ ˙ Canal N

Juan Guaidó Video

A Conversation with Juan Guaidó

On May 20, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a wide-ranging conversation with Juan Guiadó, president of the Venezuelan National Assembly. Guiadó is recognized by over 50 countries as Interim President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. This conversation was moderated by Laura Chinchilla, former president of Costa Rica and co-chair of the Dialogue’s Board of Directors.

Sarah Galbenski

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Nicolas Maduro at a meeting with Putin Video

Failed Coup Adds to Venezuela’s Troubles

Host Brian Hanson interviews Michael Camilleri on the recent attempted coup in Venezuela and implications for both Maduro’s hold on power and US policy on The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ podcast, Deep Dish.

Michael Camilleri, Ivan Briscoe, Brian Hanson

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Deep Dish

Image of broadcast of a speech by Ortega

Covid-19 Pandemic and the Lack of Democracy in Nicaragua

Manuel Orozco outlines how Daniel Ortega’s regime is using the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to ensure political survival. Regardless of the measure used, Nicaragua is the country that has least adhered to efforts to mitigate the pandemic. The consequences of the government’s inaction are deadly.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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In Memoriam: Oliver Clarke

The Inter-American Dialogue mourns the loss of Oliver Clarke, who passed away at his home in St. Andrew on May 16 at the age of 75. He joined the Dialogue as a member in 1983.

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Governments in Latin America, including Chilean Education Ministry officials, pictured above, are working on plans that involve social distancing for when students return to schools. // File Photo: Chilean Government.

Will Latin America’s Schools Be Able to Reopen Safely?

Do schools in Latin America and the Caribbean have enough government funding and resources to both educate students and protect their health amid Covid-19?

Ariel Fiszbein, Timothy Scully, Michael C. Lisman, Maria Soledad Bos

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Innovation and Technology in Latin America’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

On May 13, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online webinar “Innovation and Technology in Latin America’s Post-Pandemic Recovery” with the participation of Carmen Pagés-Serra, Chief of the Labor Markets and Social Security Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank, Andrés Cadena, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co., Ángel Melguizo, Vice President, External & Regulatory Affairs at AT&T DirecTV Latin America, and Victor Muñoz, National Innovation and Digital Transformation Advisor at the Colombian Presidency.

Irene Estefanía, Sarah Galbenski

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