Analysis

Would Conciliatory Gestures From the United States Lead to Change in Cuba?

Eighteen former Latin American and Caribbean leaders signed a letter that was released Nov. 2, calling on the United States to end its six-decade embargo on Cuba and also remove the Caribbean country from its state sponsors of terrorism list. How likely is the United States to make more conciliatory gestures toward Cuba, and what can the United States expect in return? What is the state of Cuba’s private sector, and how much opportunity does it offer to Cuban entrepreneurs?

Latin America Advisor ˙

Heads of state from across the Americas are to gather next month in Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas. A meeting of the most recent summit, in Lima in 2018, is pictured. // File Photo: Peruvian Government

How Much Can the Summit of the Americas Achieve?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.

Maureen Meyer, Roberta Lajous, Peter DeShazo, Katya Rimkunas

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter habla sobre cómo reacciona América Latina a la invasión rusa en Ucrania Video

Shifter: “En este momento no veo otro país con un interés tan fuerte y con una alianza tan profunda como la de Colombia y Estados Unidos”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con DW sobre la guerra en Ucrania y las posiciones de los países latinoamericanos sobre la invasión. Durante la entrevista se trataron temas como el potencial efecto de dicho conflicto para América Latina y el vinculo existente entre Estados Unidos y actores regionales.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ DW Español

https://www.france24.com/es/programas/el-debate/20220216-america-latina-democracia-estudio-pandemia-regimen Video

Shifter: “La situación económica sigue siendo compleja”

El 16 de febrero 2022 Michael Shifter, presidente de Diálogo Interamericano, ha dialogado con Irene Mia del Instituto Internacional para Estudios Estratégicos (IIEE) a los micrófonos de France24 sobre el estado actual de la democracia en América Latina y el Caribe. Según el informe anual “Democracy Index” del The Economist, ALC ha visto en el 2021 la peor declinación democrática desde que se publica el reportaje.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ France 24

Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, last month refused to rule out the possibility of the country sending military actors to Latin America. Members of Russia’s military are pictured. // File Photo: Russian Armed Forces.

What Are Russia’s Military Intentions in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Russian interests and influence in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Vicki Huddleston, Alexander Belezeko, Fabiana Perera, Douglas Farah

Latin America Advisor ˙

Collage of event speakers Video

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,

Event Summaries ˙

Event summary image with green background and the pictures of six detained journalists from Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba Video

Latin American Press Under Siege

On August 31st, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue supported the press conference “Latin American Press Under Siege,” organized by Fundamedios. The event focused on the worsening persecution of journalists across Latin America and called for the immediate release of detained journalists in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba.

Pamela Troconis

Event Summaries ˙

Orozco in CNN Video

Orozco: “The Biden Administration proposal [must] approach the structural causes that have spurred migration not only in Central America”

Manuel Orozco, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, joined CNN for an interview to discuss the ongoing migration phenomenon occurring in Mexico’s southern border. The interview touched upon some of the causes of migration, the countries where large numbers of migrants are coming from, and why this issue needs to be urgently dealt with.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

Orozco and Chamorro Video

Orozco: “OEA puede suspender a Nicaragua antes del 7 de noviembre”

En una entrevista con Carlos Fernando Chamorro para Confidencial, Manuel Orozco, senior fellow no-residente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó acerca del creciente aislamiento internacional en el que se encuentra el régimen de Daniel Ortega, tras liquidar la vía electoral al apresar a siete precandidatos y cancelar la personería jurídica del partido Ciudadanos por la Libertad. 

Manuel Orozco, Carlos Fernando Chamorro

Interviews ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Michael Shifter at the Inter-American Dialogue

Shifter: “Latin America is not in good shape today”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by The Washington Diplomat on the current state of Latin American. The conversation examined the continuing migration on the US border with Mexico, the widespread regional discontent during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lack of integration among Latin American countries as they continue fighting the effects of the pandemic. 

Michael Shifter, Larry Luxner

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Diplomat