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Elections in Ecuador and Peru: Victory for Lasso and First Place for Castillo

In an interview with CGTN America, Michael Shifter discussed the recent elections in Ecuador and Peru. In the former, Guillermo Lasso won the race despite lagging behind Andrés Arauz in the polls, and in Peru, Pedro Castillo unexpectedly won the first round of voting, with Keiko Fujimori coming in second.

Michael Shifter, Rachelle Akuffo

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN America

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Will Panama’s Data Protection Law Become a Model?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Panama’s new data protection law as a model for the region.

Raúl Echeberría, Rodrigo Noriega, Irvin A. Halman, Alejandro Valerio, Joaquín Jácome, Mariela de la Guardia Oteiza

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Media and Democracy in the Americas IV – Overcoming Distrust in the Media

On March 16, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, Fundamedios, and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Americas at the University of Miami, hosted Media and Democracy in the Americas IV, a conference that convened journalists, academics, and prominent researchers from Latin America and the United States.

Sofía Corzo

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Pedro Castillo (center) won the most votes in the first round of Peru’s presidential election on Sunday.

Who Has the Edge Ahead of Peru’s June Runoff Vote?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the results of the first round of presidential elections in Peru.

Cynthia McClintock, Jo-Marie Burt, Rocío Verástegui, Nicolás Saldías, Will Freeman

Latin America Advisor ˙

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The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America

This report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program posits that policy reforms adopted out of necessity during the pandemic in regards to prison policy, some of which were considered politically unpalatable before the Covid-19 emergency, offer important lessons and in some cases proof of concept for overdue shifts in prison policy.

María Luisa Romero, Azul Hidalgo Solá, Luisa Stalman

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Is a Proposed Rail Merger Good for North America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the possibility of the first railway to connect Mexico, Canada and the United State and its significance.

Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Francisco Sánchez, Ellen Voie, Mike Steenhoek

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Why Has Venezuela Launched a Border Military Offensive?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the recent military offensive that Venezuela launched along its border with Colombia.

Claudia Blum, Vanessa Neumann, Humberto de la Calle, Gustavo Roosen, Juan David Escobar Valencia, Phil Gunson

Latin America Advisor ˙

In Memoriam: William Friend

The Inter-American Dialogue mourns the loss of William Friend, who died in Reston, VA. He was 86.

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The New US Administration, its Hemispheric Policy, and its Relationship with Brazil

On April 7, the Grupo de Análise da Conjuntura Internacional from the Instituto de Relações Internacionais (GACInt) at the University of São Paulo held a private roundtable to discuss the priorities of the Biden administration in the Americas.

Michael Shifter, Roberto Teixeira da Costa, Abrão M. Árabe Neto

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A worker is pictured unloading Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine at Mexico City’s airport.

How Effectively Is Mexico Fighting the Covid Pandemic?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the state of the pandemic in Mexico and its political consequences.

Julio Frenk, Andrés Rozental, Pamela K. Starr, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Carin Zissis, Gavin Strong

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Afro-descendants: Striving for Equality in Latin America

On March 26, 2021, the Dialogue hosted the online event “Afro-descendants: Striving for Equality in Latin America” in partnership with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). Participants focused on addressing the pre- and post-Covid challenges and opportunities facing Afro-descendants in the region, including access to higher education, public office, corporate boardrooms, economic opportunity, formal employment, clean water, and quality health services.

Worth Talley

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