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Photo of Gustavo Petro, who takes office Sunday as Colombia’s president, could make changes to Colombian policy in areas including trade and anti-drug efforts. // File Photo: @petrogustavo via Twitter.

Will Colombia-U.S. Relations Change Under Petro?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on how Colombia-U.S. relations could change under Colombia’s new president, Gustavo Petro.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Guzmán, Maria Velez de Berliner, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli

Latin America Advisor ˙

Gustavo Petro was elected Colombia’s president on Sunday and celebrated victory with his running mate, Francia Márquez. // Photo: Facebook Page of Francia Márquez.

What Will Petro’s Presidency Mean for Colombia?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the results of the Colombian presidential election.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Guzmán, Maria Velez de Berliner, Elizabeth Dickinson, Laura Carlsen, Marco Molina, Sashe Dimitroff

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter Video

Shifter: “The Summit will reflect that the political and diplomatic influence of the US has diminished substantially in the region”

On June 6 Michael Shifter, senior fellow of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by the Hopkins Podcast of Foreign Affairs about the IX Summit of the Americas held in Los Angeles. On top of the successes and shortcomings of the Summit, the conversation also covered the most recent developments of US foreign policy towards Latin America.

Michael Shifter

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs

Heads of state from across the Americas are to gather next month in Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas. A meeting of the most recent summit, in Lima in 2018, is pictured. // File Photo: Peruvian Government

A Policy for a Post-American Latin America

Hosting the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles from June 6 to June 10 was supposed to be a golden opportunity for US President Joe Biden to forge closer ties with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Michael Shifter, Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Leftist Gustavo Petro celebrated with his running mate, Francia Márquez, after their ticket received the most votes in the first round of Sunday’s presidential election in Colombia. They will face populist Rodolfo Hernández in the second round. // Photo: Petro Campaign.

Which Candidate Has the Edge in Colombia’s Runoff?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the upcoming presidential runoff elections in Colombia.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Guzmán, Silvana Amaya, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter in his IAD office

Shifter: “Lo que Estados Unidos quiere más que nada es acordarse sobre temas migratorios”

El 16 de mayo 2022, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, ha sido entrevistado por el periódico argentino El Destape sobre la próxima Cumbre de las Américas y los límites de la política de Biden hacia América Latina. La conversación se enfoco principalmente en las consecuencias domésticas dentro de Estados Unidos ante un posible fracaso de la Cumbre.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Destape