Analysis

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From Dams to Data: China’s Shifting Interests in Central America

China’s attempted economic recalibration has already reverberated across the Latin American and Caribbean region, as many countries see new interest from Chinese companies in emerging industries. Asia & Latin America Program Director Margaret Myers considers the increasingly uncertain role of Central America in this new equation.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ USIP

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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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Central American Migration: In Numbers

On June 12, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the presentation “Central American Migration: In Numbers” that contains research from Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program. The presentation discusses key data points on migration from the Central America sub-region and contextualizes these trends within historical trends.

Manuel Orozco

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Foto de Tamara Taraciuk Broner en entrevista con Desayunos Informales Video

Taraciuk Broner: “La gente quiere respuestas a sus problemas. Si no se los da la democracia y se los dan otros, van a votar por otros”

La directora del Programa sobre Estado de Derecho, Tamara Taraciuk Broner, conversó en Teledoce sobre los desafíos en materia de inseguridad en Uruguay considerando el contexto electoral, los riesgos de la implementación de políticas de mano dura, y la necesidad de desarrollar políticas de seguridad democráticas.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Interviews ˙ ˙ Teledoce, Desayunos Informales

Nayib Bukele and Gabriela Rodríguez de Bukele

What Will Bukele’s Second Term Mean for El Salvador?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on what President Nayib Bukele’s second term will mean for El Salvador.

Leonor Arteaga, Peter Hakim, Beatrice Rangel, Douglas Farah, Mneesha Gellman, Tiziano Breda

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Orozco: “Uno de 20 migrantes es un menor de edad”

En una entrevista con CNN en Español, Manuel Orozco, director del programa Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Gabriela Frías sobre la crisis migratoria, sus consecuencias electorales en los EEUU y las tendencias y flujos migratorios entre otros temas.

Manuel Orozco, Gabriela Frias

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN en Español

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¿Qué ofrece a las Américas Bukele, a quien Rosario Murillo llama “amigo y hermano”?

Nayib Bukele, el “amigo y hermano” como se refiere la dictadora de Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, ahora ya es oficialmente candidato presidencial (aunque inconstitucionalmente) para reelegirse. Y va promocionando su candidatura con el mantra de haber logrado un gran cambio en su tierra salvatrucha, eliminando la violencia.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Diario de Hoy

Presidential candidates in 2024, left to right: Claudia Sheinbaum, Luis Abinader and Nayib Bukele.

Latin America’s Election Super-Cycle Will Turn on One Key Factor

In Latin America’s 2024 electoral super-cycle, voters seem likely to reward leaders who address their most fundamental needs—in some cases regardless of whether they value democracy, clean government or the rule of law.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

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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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Remilitarization in Central America

On Thursday October 12, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private event with IBI Consultants to celebrate the publication of the report “Remilitarization in Central America: A Comparable and Regional Analysis.”

Marianne Richardson

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Foto del presidente Alejandro Giammattei realizando una supervisión al nuevo Puesto de Control Interinstitucional COINCON

El BCIE frente a la rendición de cuentas en Centroamérica

El nombramiento del nuevo presidente del Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (BCIE) es de vital importancia para la democracia y el desarrollo de la región. Quien sea electo y asuma el timón de esta entidad tiene que responder a la misión para la que fue creada, a los compromisos que ha adquirido y a la soberanía del pueblo centroamericano, no a los intereses de los líderes populistas de turno. De otra forma continuará la complicidad contra la democracia y la fidelidad de ser el Banco de los dictadores.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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Democracy Under Siege: The Region’s Reaction to Bukele

In El Salvador, the government of Nayib Bukele has posed a significant challenge to democracy in the region. His security policies, which have yielded positive results in reducing insecurity rates, have led to serious abuses and were made possible through prior measures that concentrated the power in the executive branch. These policies have also boosted the popularity of the Salvadoran president. This highlights the need to promote democratic and effective alternatives to address insecurity in the region. 

Daniel Caballero

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