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La desestabilización política en Centroamérica

Varios países en Centroamérica están demostrando preocupantes señales de desestabilización política y la comunidad internacional tiene varias herramientas legales que puede usar para reforzar el proceso democrático.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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Electric Mobility in Central America

Electric vehicles (EV) play an essential role in mitigating transport sector emissions, reducing air pollution, slashing reliance on oil imports, and improving urban mobility. The six nations of Central America covered in this publication—Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama—are all at differing stages of developing EV markets.

Lisa Viscidi

Reports ˙ ˙ Inter-American Development Bank

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A Conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols on Central America

On March 16, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to tackle the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, introduced the conversation, which was moderated by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program at the Dialogue.

Shaily Acharya

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Climate Threats in the Northern Triangle: How the United States Can Support Community Resilience

Rural subsistence farmers, ethnic communities, women, and young people are disproportionately affected by climate change in the Northern Triangle, according to a report by the Inter-American Dialogue, which focuses on adaptation in the region with an emphasis on climate justice and mitigating the impacts on vulnerable communities.

Lisa Viscidi, MK Vereen

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Orozco: La gestión de Harris con respecto a lidiar con la ola migratoria ha sido mediocre.

Manuel Orozco, director del Programa de Migraciones, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano, compartió su análisis sobre la llegada de Xiomara Castro a la presidencia de Honduras. Durante la entrevista se converso tambien sobre el viaje de la vicepresidente de los Estados Unidos, Kamala Harris, al acto de inauguracion presidencial y las oportunidades para que se estreche la relacion entre ambos paises. 

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voz de America

Xiomara Castro is to take office today as Honduras’ first female president. Competing factions in her ruling Libre party have sought to install rival leaders of Congress. // File Photo: XiomaraCastroZ via Twitter.

Will Castro Be Able to Tame Honduras’ Strained Politics?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the outlook of Xiomara Castro’s presidency in Honduras.

Emily Mendrala, Juan Carlos Sikaffy, Christine Wade, Hugo Llorens, Lucas Perelló

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¿Qué esperar con el triunfo de Xiomara Castro en Honduras?

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, fue invitado por la Voz de América para compartir sus opiniones sobre las elecciones en Honduras. Según Shifter, la alta participación política, especialmente entre los jóvenes, es positivo y muestra el gran deseo por un cambio. Asimismo, los analistas de la región ven esto como un factor importante y un paso adelante hacia la democracia.  

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voz de América

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Shifter: “Most Hondurans are unhappy and seem to be looking for change”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Agence France-Presse to share his thoughts on the upcoming election in Honduras. In this interview he explains how the people in Honduras desperately desire change and seek a candidate that can address their most pressing challenges with corruption, poverty, unemployment, and criminality.   

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Agence France Presse

Several Latin American leaders, with some notable exceptions, attended the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, making commitments that generated headlines. // Photo: United Nations.

How Real Are Latin American Leaders’ Climate Promises?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effectiveness of climate promises and initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, MK Vereen, Mirza Castro, José Luis Samaniego

Latin America Advisor ˙

Climate Change in the Northern Triangle: Recommendations for US Assistance

The countries of Central America’s Northern Triangle—El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—are especially vulnerable to the severe and worsening impacts of climate change. This policy brief, the first in a series of three publications, describes the main challenges and provides broad recommendations for the US strategy on climate change adaptation in the region. It is based on inputs from the Task Force on Climate Change in the Northern Triangle, coordinated by the Inter-American Dialogue.

Reports ˙ ˙ Climate Change in the Northern Triangle: Recommendations for US Assistance

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The 2021 NED Democracy Award: Honoring Central American Civil Society

On October 20, 2021, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) honored four civil society organizations with their 2021 Democracy Award. Santiago Canton, director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Dialogue, took part in the first panel for the event, “Democracy and Governance in Central America: Defending Civic Space and Independent Media for Democratic Accountability.”

Santiago Canton

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ National Endowment for Democracy

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Experts and officials discuss LAC energy policy

While 2021 has been a year of transition for the energy sector in Latin America, it has also been a year of instability in the region’s political conditions and social environment. Under this context, industry experts, government officials and corporate representatives convened virtually to discuss the challenges, opportunities and changes in Latin America’s energy markets at the Fifth Annual Latin America Energy Conference.

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Fifth Annual Latin America Energy Conference

The mayor of Tegucigalpa, Nasry “Tito” Asfura, is leading the polls ahead of Honduras’ Nov. 28 presidential election, though by just a few percentage points. // File Photo: National Party of Honduras.

Who Has the Edge Ahead of Honduras’ Presidential Vote?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the upcoming Honduran presidential elections.

Emily Mendrala, Luis Fernando Suazo, Juan Carlos Sikaffy, Hugo Llorens, Enrique Rodríguez Burchard

Latin America Advisor ˙

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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,

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