Militaries throughout Latin America have been taking on an increasing number of tasks and have had a political impact in some countries. // File Photo: Peruvian Army.

Are Latin America’s Militaries Taking on Too Much Power?

How has the role of the military changed in Latin American countries over the past year, and is it a cause for concern?

Peter Hakim, Rut Diamint, Douglas M. Fraser, Kristina Mani, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

Latin America Advisor ˙

Has Bolsonaro’s First Year Been a Success or Failure?

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday completed his first year in office, one marked by international controversy over the Amazon, a slight economic recovery, political spats within his own party, as well as some significant legislative wins, including comprehensive pension reform. How well has Bolsonaro fared in his first year as Brazil’s president, and has he met voters’ expectations of change? How well is his government handling economic matters, and what should it focus on in the year ahead? To what extent has Bolsonaro’s confrontational political style helped or hindered his effectiveness in working with Brazil’s Congress?

Peter Hakim, Nerea R. García, Jorge Zaverucha, Fábio Kerche

Latin America Advisor ˙


Is Colombia’s Peace Deal Falling Apart?

Peter Hakim, president emeritus and a senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, joined Imran Garda of TRT World’s The Newsmakers to discuss recent developments in Colombia and the future of the Colombian government’s peace deal with the FARC.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ TRT World

Jair Bolsonaro, A View from the North

Rather than building a robust partnership with the United States, Bolsonaro’s current trajectory may end up with Brazil facing a largely indifferent Washington. Yes, Trump did declare this week that he wants a free trade deal with Brazil, but even if Brazil can find a way around Mercosur’s rules and begin to pursue a bilateral accord, negotiations will take several years to complete. A successful outcome is not out of the question, but it will require to thoroughly overhaul its highly protected economy, which is among the most insular in the world.

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Veja

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)

Política externa nos 100 primeiros dias de Bolsonaro provoca danos à imagem do Brasil

A RFI ouviu dois especialistas para analisar o desempenho do atual governo brasileiro: Peter Hakim, presidente emérito do Inter-Americain Dialogue de Washington, e o embaixador Rubens Ricupero. Hakim vê muita “contradição” na política externa brasileira, devido à “agenda ideológica do governo”.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ Radio France International

What do analysts think about Brazil’s entry into the OECD

Peter Hakim, president emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke to Brazilian newspaper O Estadão. In this interview he analyzes the idea of Brazil’s admission to the OECD and the relationship between Trump and Bolsonaro.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ Estadão

Em Davos, Bolsonaro frustra quem queria dados e quem ‘torcia’ por polêmicas

A passagem de Bolsonaro por Davos, na Suíça, foi considerada rasa, sem grandes destaques, mas também longe de escorregões, segundo analistas ouvidos pelo UOL — entre eles, o ex-embaixador Rubens Ricupero, e o brasilianista Peter Hakim, presidente emérito do Inter-American Dialogue, em Washington (EUA).

Peter Hakim, Talita Marchao

Interviews ˙ ˙ UOL