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Last month U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken phoned Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos França (pictured) in an bid to build international support among U.N. Security Council members against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. // File Photo: U.S. Government.

Can the U.S. and Brazil Expect More From Each Other?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the bilateral relations between Brazil and the United States.

Nestor Forster Jr., Melvyn Levitsky, Rubens Barbosa, Guilherme Casarões, Leandro Barcelos

Latin America Advisor ˙

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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

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Diplomat

Brazil is seeking new supplies of fertilizer to replace the potential loss of supplies from Russia. A sugar cane field in Brazil is pictured. // File Photo: Brazilian Government.

Will War in Europe Worsen Hunger in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effects of the Ukrainian invasion on hunger in Latin America.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Diana Chávez, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Lidia Fromm Cea, Shunko Rojas

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Shifter: “Posição de Bolsonaro complicará relações entre Brasil e EUA”

Michael Shifter, presidente do Inter-American Dialogue, falou com Valor sobre a omissão do presidente Jair Bolsonaro em criticar a Rússia ou condenar a guerra na Ucrânia. Durante a entrevista cobriram-se temas como a relação bilateral entre Rusia e Brasil, o impacto da China na região e a posição dos governos latinoamericanos respeito ao conflito Ucraniano. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Valor

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met last week in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L-R) in a trip that the United States has criticized. U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Russia has begun an invasion of Ukraine. // Photo: Brazilian Government.

What Do Brazil and Russia Want From Each Other?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on bilateral relations between Russia and Brazil.

Bartłomiej Znojek, Valentina Sader, Vladimir Rouvinski

Latin America Advisor ˙

Shifter in his office

El camino incierto de América Latina

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Giselda Lópezlenci de El Comercio sobre las elecciones en Colombia y Brasil, así como las expectativas del nuevo gobierno electo de Gabriel Boric en Chile.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Comercio

Shifter and Alegret Video

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

Member in the News: Roberto Teixeira da Costa

Roberto Teixeira da Costa was awarded the Mário de Andrade prize by Governor João Doria of São Paulo. The award was a way to recognize and honor those who kept São Paulo culture alive during the period of stoppage of in-person activities. The award also celebrates the resumption of cultural and creative operations in São Paulo. 

Roberto Teixeira da Costa

Member in the News ˙ ˙ Governo de São Paulo

Lula speaking

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

Governments in the United States, Europe and elsewhere are seeking to use tariffs on goods such as steel to help lower carbon emissions. // File Photo: Pixabay.

What Would Carbon Tariffs Mean for Steel Producers?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effects of carbon tariffs on steel imports in Latin America.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Nasim Fussell, Cecilia Aguillón

Latin America Advisor ˙

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 ˙

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The State of Educational Connectivity in Latin America: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities

Committee for the Expansion of Connectivity of the Working Group on Technology and Innovation, convened by the Inter-American Dialogue, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank, presents their first report on the strategic challenges for the educational connectivity agenda in the region.

Working Group on Technology and Innovation in Education

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Report (in Spanish)

Two members of the Mercosur trade bloc, Brazil and Argentina, recently announced a deal to

Is the Mercosur Trade Accord on Its Last Legs?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Mercosur’s influence and survival in Latin America.

Allison Fedirka, Arturo Porzecanski, Thomas Andrew O’Keefe, Tatiana L. Palermo, Renata Vargas Amaral

Latin America Advisor ˙