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The Changing Face of Migration in the Americas

On September 21st, 2021, The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel titled “The Changing Face of Migration in the Americas” to discuss the growing scale of migration in Latin America and the Caribbean and the changing composition of these flows over the past two years.

Amanda Wells

Event Summaries ˙

U.S. and Mexican delegations met earlier this month in Washington to relaunch the countries’ High-Level Economic Dialogue.

What Will the U.S.- Mexico Economic Talks Accomplish?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the resumption of high-level economic talks between the United States and Mexico.

Nicolás Mariscal, Tara Hariharan, Michael C. Camuñez, Myriam Rubalcava, Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, Earl Anthony Wayne

Latin America Advisor ˙

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ESG Investment Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

On August 26, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Corporate Program hosted “ESG Investment Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean,” an online event. Three speakers led the discussion: Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO of GEC Risk Advisory; María José Cortés, the head of ESG at Atlas Renewable Energy; and Ben Ho, vice president of BlackRock Sustainable Investments. Devry Boughner Vorwerk, the CEO of DevryBV Sustainable Strategies and a former corporate vice president at Cargill and Grubhub, moderated the event.  

Leticia Chacón, Erik Brand

Event Summaries ˙

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What Initiatives Will Help Lower Youth Unemployment?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A with expert viewpoints on how to address youth unemployment, which has spiraled amid the pandemic.

Alicia Bárcena, Mariana Costa, Richard Delgado, Diogo Brunacci, Vinicius Pinheiro

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter at the Inter-American Dialogue

Shifter: “Latin America is not in good shape today”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by The Washington Diplomat on the current state of Latin American. The conversation examined the continuing migration on the US border with Mexico, the widespread regional discontent during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lack of integration among Latin American countries as they continue fighting the effects of the pandemic. 

Michael Shifter, Larry Luxner

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Diplomat

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How Quickly Can Latin America’s Economies Recover?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the economic outlook for the region this year.

Alicia Bárcena, Claudio Loser, Alfredo Coutiño, Pablo Heidrich, Edgardo Sternberg

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Shifter: “Si alguien dice con total seguridad qué va a pasar en Perú, tiene poca credibilidad”

En una entrevista con El Mercurio, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló sobre el reciente proceso electoral peruano que llevó a la presidencia a Pedro Castillo. Durante la conversación se trataron también las expectativas sobre la gestión de este ex-profesor rural de izquierda y las perspectivas de la comunidad internacional.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Mercurio

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Shifter: “Castillo es un fenómeno único (…) Es totalmente un outsider”

En una entrevista con Voz de América, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó sobre la presidencia del maestro rural Pedro Castillo, quien asumirá la presidencia de Perú el 28 de julio. Durante la entrevista se habló sobre la polarización de la sociedad peruana y la incertidumbre sobre lo que traerá el mandato de Castillo a este país andino.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voz de América

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Mercosur’s Divisions Are Pushing It to a Breaking Point

Relations between the four members of South America’s Mercosur trade bloc—Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay—are at their worst since the group’s establishment three decades ago. If the bloc is not up to the task of adapting to the 21st century, it may be time to set its members free to pursue their own trade and development goals.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

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Will the Pacific Alliance Strengthen Ties With Asia?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the Pacific Alliance’s trade ties with Asian nations beyond China.

Margaret Myers, Luz María de la Mora, Hari Seshasayee, Benjamin Creutzfeldt, Angela Torres-Andresen

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Peru’s Uncertain Future

In an interview with the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, discussed what the 2021 Peruvian Presidential Elections meant for the country as a whole. He answered questions regarding the background of the presidential candidates and how the results of this election could be a potential trend for the future of Latin American politics.  

Michael Shifter, Franz Osilia, Megan Rutkai

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs

Joe Biden

Joe Biden necesita entender que Centroamérica es más que el Triángulo Norte

La visita a Guatemala de la vicepresidenta Kamala Harris cerró un primer acto político muy importante para Estados Unidos y Centroamérica. Como lo saben el presidente Joe Biden y Harris, Centroamérica es una parte del mundo crucial para Estados Unidos, por muchas razones pero principalmente por la migración.

Laura Chinchilla

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

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What Will Rollout of 5G Networks Mean for Brazil?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on Brazil’s upcoming 5G auction and what the technology means for the country’s economy.

Oliver Stuenkel, Artur Coimbra de Oliveira, Lourdes S. Casanova

Latin America Advisor ˙