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The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America

This report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program posits that policy reforms adopted out of necessity during the pandemic in regards to prison policy, some of which were considered politically unpalatable before the Covid-19 emergency, offer important lessons and in some cases proof of concept for overdue shifts in prison policy.

María Luisa Romero, Azul Hidalgo Solá, Luisa Stalman

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The New US Administration, its Hemispheric Policy, and its Relationship with Brazil

On April 7, the Grupo de Análise da Conjuntura Internacional from the Instituto de Relações Internacionais (GACInt) at the University of São Paulo held a private roundtable to discuss the priorities of the Biden administration in the Americas.

Michael Shifter, Roberto Teixeira da Costa, Abrão M. Árabe Neto

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Afro-descendants: Striving for Equality in Latin America

On March 26, 2021, the Dialogue hosted the online event “Afro-descendants: Striving for Equality in Latin America” in partnership with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). Participants focused on addressing the pre- and post-Covid challenges and opportunities facing Afro-descendants in the region, including access to higher education, public office, corporate boardrooms, economic opportunity, formal employment, clean water, and quality health services.

Worth Talley

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Foro “El estado de la democracia en el mundo”

El 29 de marzo, Michael Shifter participó en el foro “El Estado de la Democracia en el Mundo” organizado por la Secretaría General Iberoamericana y la Fundación ASTUR.

Michael Shifter

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President’s Leadership Council Meeting

On March 18, 2021 the Dialogue’s Presidents Leadership Council met virtually to discuss the priorities of the Biden administration and the US Congress towards Latin America.  

Kaitlyn Blansett

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Shifter y Iglesias, Cátedra de América Latina

Las nuevas fronteras de las relaciones EEUU-América Latina

El 16 de marzo, Michael Shifter participó en una sesión de la Cátedra de América Latina de la Universidad Pontificia Comillas. La sesión empezó con una presentación sobre las realidades actuales de la región y después pasó a una conversación entre Shifter y el director de la Cátedra, Enrique Iglesias, quien es miembro del Diálogo Interamericano.

Michael Shifter, Enrique Iglesias

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Connectivity in the Americas

On March 4, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Connectivity in the Americas” to discuss the challenges to, and necessity of, improving connectivity in the region. 

Carolina Celedón

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The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina

On February 25, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the webinar “The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina” in partnership with the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, DC, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR). Panelists discussed the winning strategy employed by the feminist movement to promote passage of the law to legalize abortion, the challenges they encountered, and how they leveraged resources to produce a favorable outcome.

Joan Caivano, Carolina Celedón

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Observatorio de América Latina

The Biden Administration: A new beginning for the relations between Latin America and the United States?

On March 5, the IE School of Global and Public Affairs’ Transatlantic Relations Initiative and the Observatory on Latin American Politics and Economics held an event moderated by its director, Germán Ríos. Michael Shifter, president of the Dialogue and Susana Malcorra, Dialogue member and dean for the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, spoke about the relations between Latin America and the United States.

Michael Shifter

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Lisa Viscidi speaks on a panel about China's involvement in the Latin American energy sector. Video

Security Challenges in Latin America

On February 25, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies held a webinar on security challenges in Latin America. Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at the Dialogue, spoke about China’s role in the region’s energy sector and the US response. 

Lisa Viscidi

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Shifter: “Al final del día, hay demasiado en juego para México y para Estados Unidos como para dejar que esta relación se deteriore”

Entrevistado por Gonzalo Abarca para el programa Foro Interamericano, Michael Shifter explora varios aspectos de la estrategia del gobierno de Biden hacia América Latina. Se conversó también acerca de las políticas migratorias, la inversión en Centroamérica, la relación entre los Estados Unidos y México y las políticas hacia Venezuela y Cuba.

Michael Shifter, Gonzalo Abarca

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Can Latin America Create Better Job Options for Women?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the impacts of Covid-19 on Latin American and Caribbean women’s participation in the work force.

Alicia Bárcena, Joyce Wong, Paula Tavares, Ana Basco, Valentina Sader

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