Analysis

China and Ecuador Flags

On the Ecuador-China Debt Deal: Q&A with Augusto de la Torre

In September 2022, Ecuador and China reached an agreement this week to restructure $4.4 billion of Ecuador’s debt with Chinese banks, which is estimated to provide $1.4 billion worth of debt relief to Ecuador through 2025.

Margaret Myers, Steven Holmes

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Enablers of Low-Carbon Hydrogen in LAC

On June 28, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a webinar entitled “Low-Carbon Hydrogen in LAC – Prospects and Pathways”. This online event sought to explore public and private sector plans to develop the hydrogen industry in the region, specifically focusing on barriers to the production, use, and commercialization of low-carbon hydrogen as well as international and cross-sectoral cooperation strategies to accelerate the implementation of this technology.

Simón Ladino Cano, MK Vereen

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Declaration Strengthened School Leaders

This declaration contains key messages and recommendations to continue strengthening the leadership of teachers and principals in the region. 

Grupo de Trabajo Líderes Escolares Fortalecidos

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Shifter: “La tarea del Diálogo es todavía más importante pero también mas difícil que nunca”

El 28 de febrero 2022 Michael Shifter, presidente de Diálogo Interamericano, dialogó con el rector de la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, César Montaño Galarza. La entrevista se realizó por el programa radio y podcast Café con el rector de la emisora Voz Andina Internacional. Al centro de la discusión se encontró la democracia en América Latina y la importancia del diálogo político en la región y el mundo.

Michael Shifter

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Voz Andina Internacional

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Desafíos para América Latina en el 2022

América Latina termino el año 2021 convulsa, em medio de la pandemia y con un ciclo electoral que reconfigura el mapa geopolítico de la región. Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, conversa con Gustau Alegret en su program Cuestión de Poder de NTN24 sobre los desafíos económicos, la pandemia del Covid-19 y las elecciones en Colombia y Brasil. 

Michael Shifter, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

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Uncertainty in Latin America: A Political Outlook

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, sits down with Latinvex to answer important questions as three major economies in Latin America – Brazil, Chile, and Colombia – approach presidential elections and other countries face crises and protests. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Latinvex

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Migración y Venezuela: los temas en agenda en la primera gira sudamericana de Blinken

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, participó en una entrevista con El Mercurio donde habló sobre la importante relación entre Estados Unidos, Colombia y Ecuador. En dicho artículo se hace mención específicamente sobre la presión migratoria en la frontera sur de los Estados Unidos, el viaje a Ecuador del Secretario de Estado Antony Blinken y el avance de los valores democráticos, la prosperidad de estos países, y su seguridad en medio de la fuerte presencia de crimen organizado en la región.  

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Mercurio

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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

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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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Energy and Mining in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems, faces environmental impacts from hydroelectric dams, oil and gas drilling sites, and mining projects. A new database and analysis by the Inter-American Dialogue reveals that state-owned enterprises, as well as small and mid-sized international companies from a handful of countries, operate the largest share of such projects in the Amazon region, meaning these companies have a substantial influence over the implementation of environmental and social safeguards.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

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