It is now becoming increasingly clear that recent protests reflect the anger of the Nicaraguan people towards what many describe as an environment of systematic corruption and abuse of authority that has spanned almost 30 years.
La justicia en Nicaragua es clave para el cambio democrático, sin embargo, es la transición democrática que permitirá la independencia institucional.
On June 12, the Inter-American Dialogue was proud to host Carlos Alvarado, sitting president of Costa Rica, to discuss a variety of goals and challenges with Dialogue President, Michael Shifter. President Alvarado discussed his plans to restore faith in the government by tackling environmental issues, promoting inclusive education, and improving the transparency of the government.
On June 7, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event titled “Colombia’s Choice: Duque vs Petro”. The conversation analyzed the results of the first round of the election which propelled Iván Duque of the Centro Democrático party and Gustavo Petro of Colombia Humana into the second round of the presidential race. Participants also discussed what to expect on and after the second round of the presidential race.
On May 3, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted Ecuador’s Ambassador to the US, Francisco Carrión, and US Ambassador to Ecuador, Todd C. Chapman, for the first edition of Ambassador Dialogues.
On May 3, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) hosted an event titled “Inside Perspectives on Possible Scenarios in Venezuela”. This discussion, moderated by Michael Camilleri, featured panelists Margarita López Maya from Tulane University, Michael Penfold from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, and Orlando Ochoa, an independent economist and consultant. The conversation explored the situation in Venezuela and offered possible scenarios for the near term including their expected risks, opportunities, and trend lines.
On April 20, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Brookings Global – CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (CERES), hosted the Minister of Finance of Chile, Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, for an open conversation on the economic challenges and choices facing Chile.
President Trump’s trip to the Summit of the Americas in Peru will mark his first visit to Latin America. After Peru, the president will travel to Colombia, where he will meet with outgoing president Juan Manuel Santos. To provide insight and analysis prior to this visit, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center assembled a private press roundtable of leading analysts and journalists on April 4.
Chile’s President Bachelet leaves office after a second term widely seen as disappointing. But her influence was more transformative than many recognize.
On December 19, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion about the crisis in Honduras following the presidential elections. The debate featured Carlos Dada, founder of El Faro, Lisa Kubiske, former US Ambassador to Honduras and Juan Gonzalez, associate vice president at the Cohen Group.