Analysis

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The Security Challenge for Democracies in Latin America

Citizen insecurity and illicit economies are serious issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, prompting urgent demands from the public for solutions. In response, mano dura policies have been implemented, which have reduced violence but at a significant cost to the rule of law and human rights. It is necessary to develop and promote alternatives that are both effective and democratic.

Daniel Caballero, Sofía Lopes

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Escuela Plus And Audiovisual Programming As An Educational Tool

In this report, the Inter-American Dialogue presents the results of its study on the Escuela Plus program experience and the role of satellite television in educational practices.

Sarah Stanton, Ariel Fiszbein, Anna Herrero Tejada

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Mobilizing Youth for Democracy and Human Rights

In the midst of democratic decline in the region, young people are emerging as agents of change. Their active participation not only represents a fresh and vibrant voice in regional politics but also offers a new perspective and focus to address the challenges facing the region.

Daniel Caballero, Patrick Springer

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La agenda ambiental y climática en Colombia: autoridades locales hablan

Colombia ha sido ejemplar en la apuesta por una transformación económica verde. Para reconocer sus esfuerzos y escuchar más sobre los retos y logros de la agenda ambiental local en Colombia, el Diálogo Interamericano reunió a cinco figuras locales para discutir sus planes y ambiciones.  

Michael Kerns

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China-Colombia Relations are Growing, if Slowly

Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s visit to Beijing in October amounted to a notable — if quite small — step forward for China and Colombia.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ US Institute of Peace

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Panelists Discuss the Oil Peak, the IRA and CHIPS, and Decarbonization Strategies

The Seventh Annual Latin America Energy Conference convened experts to explore how tools like energy diplomacy, strategic investments, regulation, technology, and information could square these countries’ urgent need to decarbonize with their continued extraction of fossil fuel resources.

Michael Kerns

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Why Washington Still Needs Colombia

As US Influence in Latin America Declines, Biden Should Shore Up a Waning Partnership.

Michael Shifter, Andrea Colombo,

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Antonia Urrejola

Fellow in the News: Antonia Urrejola

Non-resident senior fellow, Antonia Urrejola, has been appointed by the UN as an expert on the peace agreement in Colombia. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights made the appointment following a request from that organization to designate an international expert tasked with identifying and verifying obstacles to the implementation of the 2016 Peace Agreement. 

Antonia Urrejola

Fellow in the News ˙ ˙ Voz de America

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Replicar el discurso de Bukele, ¿a qué costo?

Tamara Taraciuk Broner, la directora del Programa sobre Estado de Derecho del Diálogo Interamericano, participó en el podcast Voz Pública, donde conversó sobre la desinformación, el régimen de excepción del gobierno de Bukele en El Salvador y su impacto en otros países de la región, incluyendo Colombia, Guatemala y Honduras.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Spotify

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A Roadmap to Unlock New Climate Finance in LAC

To explore the innovative tools key to materializing these financial flows, Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Unlocking Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean” on May 8, 2023. 

MK Vereen

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Social Governance of Critical Minerals in LAC

To explore the social and human rights implications of critical minerals mining, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Critical Minerals in LAC: the ‘S’ in ESG” on April 11, 2023.

MK Vereen

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India’s Approach to Engagement with the Latin American Region

Margaret Myers and Steven Holmes discuss developing trends in the India-LAC dynamic, including India’s appetite for crafting a regional foreign policy for Latin America and potential increased commercial competition with China in the region.

Margaret Myers, Steven Holmes, Mahendra Gaur

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy Research Centre, New Delhi

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Does Colombia’s Health System Need an Overhaul?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s proposed health care reforms, and why they are so controversial.

Maria Velez de Berliner, Javier Guzman, Alessandra Durstine, Anwar Rodríguez Chehade, Carolina Batista

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