Analysis

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Haiti’s Rule of Lawlessness

Criminality is ubiquitous in Haitian officialdom. In fact, Haitian politics and government at all levels have become so enmeshed in and dependent on graft, gunrunning, drug smuggling, and gang violence that it is nearly impossible to disentangle them.

Monique Clesca

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

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Between Radicalization and Prospects for Change in Nicaragua

To discuss the implications of the release of political prisoners in Nicaragua, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a hybrid event titled “Between Radicalization and Prospects for Change in Nicaragua” on February 10, 2023. 

Gina Kawas

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Member in the News: Mario Vargas Llosa

On Thursday, February 9, 2023, Inter-American Dialogue member and prolific, award-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa was inducted into the Académie Française.

Mario Vargas Llosa

Member in the News ˙ ˙ El País

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What Led Ortega to Expel Hundreds of Political Opponents?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on Nicaragua’s recent decision to expel hundreds of political opponents to the United States.

Manuel Orozco, Deborah Ullmer, Edison Lanza, Payson Sheets, Alina Ripplinger

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Orozco: “No volveré a ver a mi madre con vida”

El régimen Ortega-Murillo despojó de su nacionalidad a 94 ciudadanos nicaragüenses. Manuel Orozco, uno de los incluidos en este listado, habla con CNN sobre esta decisión unilateral del Gobierno de Nicaragua.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

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El aval del FMI no es un cheque en blanco para Ortega

El FMI debería considerar los cuatro factores clave de la gobernabilidad como métricas críticas que aseguran la estabilidad económica; particularmente en referencia a la independencia del Banco Central, la supervisión del sector financiero y la regulación del mercado y el Estado de derecho. autoestima al pueblo para presionar por un cambio político.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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Pairing Migration Enforcement with Foreign Policy

The Biden administration’s new border enforcement actions may reduce some but not all migration from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. The measure may have the unintended result of marketing migration to those whose intention to do so was not as strong. This report recommends three differentiated steps the US should consider, including leveraging sanctions, working with the diaspora, and OAS engagement.

Manuel Orozco

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Why Are Rights Activists Being Targeted in Colombia?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the the escalation of human rights activists and social leaders in Colombia.

Elizabeth Dickinson, Juan F. Vargas, Julia Zulver, Kiran Stallone, Gwen Burnyeat, Jamie Hagen

Latin America Advisor ˙

Member in the News: Richard Haass

In January 2023, Dialogue member Richard Haass released a new book, The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens.

Richard Haass

Member in the News ˙ ˙ Council On Foreign Relations

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What Must Be Done in Order for Haiti to Survive?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on Haiti’s deepening crisis as the country’s last democratically elected institution, the Senate, adjourns with no new members to convene a new term and gangs tighten their grip.

Peter Hakim, Georges Fauriol, Sibylle Fischer, James Morrell

Latin America Advisor ˙

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A Conversation with Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso

On the heels of President Guillermo Lasso’s White House meeting with President Joe Biden on December 19, 2022, President Lasso joined Inter-American Dialogue President & CEO Rebecca Bill Chavez for a conversation about the US-Ecuador bilateral relationship.

Devon Severson

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