”In the near term, there are several, very significant, challenges that have to be tackled,” said Rebecca Bill Chavez, recently-appointed president and CEO of Washington DC-based think tank, the Inter-American Dialogue.
El Diálogo Interamericano lanza este jueves en Washington una iniciativa para que las ciudades de América, desde Canadá a Argentina, pasando por el Caribe, impulsen el cambio, puesto que los gobiernos nacionales “no actúan” debido a “la polarización”.
It’s time for President Biden to release a plan of action that will help solve the problems of the region and return the U.S. to the position of a respected and trusted partner throughout the Americas.
Chavez: “[The summit] should not be seen as a one-and-done event. It should be just seen as a starting point for action.”
The United States must embrace a policy of persistent high-level engagement. “I understand that Latin America cannot be our top priority, but it needs to be on the list.”
Rebecca Bill Chavez testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues on the Ninth Summit of the Americas on May 26, 2022.
Chavez: “It troubles me that the Venezuelan refugee crisis is not getting the attention it deserves”
The newly appointed President and CEO of the Inter-American Dialogue, Rebecca Bill Chavez, spoke with the Washington Diplomat about her new role and the most urgent priorities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prominent among her concerns was the retrogression of democracy across the region, with a pointed focus on Venezuela.
Rebecca Bill Chavez, recién nombrada presidenta y CEO del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con El Tiempo sobre su nueva posición y sus prioridades ante la situación actual que se vive en América Latina y el Caribe. Una politóloga con énfasis en relaciones internacionales y una larga historia en el servicio público, Rebecca trae décadas de experiencia para abordar los temas más urgentes en las relaciones entre América Latina y el resto del mundo.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the role of U.S. legislators in drafting U.S. policy toward Latin America.
Noah Bierman, from the Los Angeles Times, travelled with Vice President Harris to the region and interviewed Rebecca Bill Chavez, non-resident senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, to assess the trip and the bigger questions it raises about the Biden administration’s strategy for reducing migration.
The upcoming trip of Vice President Kamala Harris to Mexico and Guatemala will focus on a wide range of challenges, including corruption, violence, organized crime, lack of economic development, investment, job opportunities, and climate change. Our experts discuss the issues that are likely to be raised during this trip, possible points of contention, concerns around the rule of law and regional security, and the current and expected migration trends from Central America, among other topics.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the future of North American relations under a Biden administration.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Latin American and Caribbean countries’ perceptions of China amid rising global competition.
Will the post-coronavirus world see a significant shift away from multilateralism, and which countries in Latin America and the Caribbean would stand to gain or lose the most in this context?
China has become an essential, reliable partner for Latin American nations, while the United States, under the Trump Adminstration, has alienated itself away from longtime regional partners.
How would a Democratic administration differ from a second Trump term with regard to foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean?