Analysis

Militaries throughout Latin America have been taking on an increasing number of tasks and have had a political impact in some countries. // File Photo: Peruvian Army.

Are Latin America’s Militaries Taking on Too Much Power?

How has the role of the military changed in Latin American countries over the past year, and is it a cause for concern?

Peter Hakim, Rut Diamint, Douglas M. Fraser, Kristina Mani, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

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Latin America: The Political Outlook

What is the political outlook in Latin America?  Will Brazil’s Congress continue to govern independent of the erratic, but somewhat business-friendly President Jair Bolsonaro? Will Mexico’s nationalist-leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (popularly known as AMLO) try to extend his power? Will Argentina’s new president Alberto Fernandez govern independently of his vice president Cristina Kirchner? Will Colombia become a new Chile in terms of riots? What will happen in Chile this year? And will Peru be able to return to political stability? Michael Shifter discussed in this interview with Latinvex.

Michael Shifter, Christopher Sabatini , Joachim Bamrud

Interviews ˙ ˙ Latinvex

Dual Education in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities

Dual education can be a powerful tool for bridging the skills gap by making education more relevant to market needs, fostering closer public-private collaboration, and providing youth with concrete skills and work experience.

Maria Oviedo, Ariel Fiszbein, Sadie Smeck

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Jóvenes y redes sociales, protagonistas de las protestas de 2019 en Latinoamérica

Michael Shifter, presidente del centro de análisis Diálogo Interamericano en entrevista con La FM aseguró que el panorama para este 2020 es impredecible debido a que las causas de las protestas del año pasado pueden seguir inestables, tal es el caso de la economía de la región. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ La FM

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Las protestas en América Latina

Michael Shifter, presidente del Dialogo Interamericano, habló con Juan Carlos Iragorri, Dori Toribio y Jorge Espinosa en el podcast en español de The Washington Post sobre las protestas de 2019 y el descontento en gran parte de la región.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Washington Post

Anticorruption, Transparency and Integrity in the Americas

The Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program and the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a series of events focused on addressing issues of corruption in the Americas to identify lessons learned from recent corruption cases, analyze continued challenges, and outline the agenda for future reform.

Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Development Bank

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Is Democracy in Trouble? Latin America from a Global Perspective

On December 13, 2019 the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (IDEA) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), hosted “Is Democracy in Trouble? Latin America in Global Perspective”, an event to launch IDEA’s The Global State of Democracy 2019 Report: Addressing the Ills, Reviving the Promise.

Kaitlyn Blansett,

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Consejos de Michael Shifter para reducir la desigualdad

El presidente del Diálogo Interamericano habla del panorama de América Latina y de la importancia de cambiar las prioridades de inversión.

Michael Shifter, Ómar G. Ahumada Rojas

Interviews ˙ ˙ Portafolio

The rise and rise of national populism

A global resurgence of populism and nationalism has galvanised support for leaders with policies inimical to the rule of law. Global Insight assesses the risks and how they can be countered. Michael Camilleri, director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Ruth Green from the International Bar Association, to discuss this issue. 

Michael Camilleri, Ruth Green

Interviews ˙ ˙ International Bar Association