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Latin American Women Rising

In this report, Joan Caivano from the Inter-American Dialogue and Jane Marcus-Delgado from CUNY analyze Latin American women’s advance into positions of leadership and then highlight areas where important obstacles remain.

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

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Communiqué to the Second Summit of the Americas in Santiago, Chile

The Women’s Leadership Conference of the Americas (WLCA) is a hemispheric network of 100 outstanding women leaders who have decided to work together to: (1) expand the number and enhance the contribution of women in top leadership positions across Latin America and the Caribbean; (2) promote policy and institutional changes that will improve opportunities for all women in the region; and (3) strengthen other nongovernmental initiatives that advance women’s equality, and facilitate their access to policy officials.

Sonia Picado, Jan Myers

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Michael Shifter at the Inter-American Dialogue

Shifter: “Vamos hacia una intensificación de los nacionalismos”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Inter-Americano, habló con Carlos Morales Peña de Forbes Bolivia sobre la crisis desatada por el Covid-19, su efecto en el orden político y económico mundial, los posibles cambios en el proceso de globalización y el rol de China, entre otros. 

Michael Shifter, Carlos Morales Peña

Interviews ˙ ˙ Forbes Bolivia

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Stop Violating Immigrant Women’s Reproductive Rights

A brave whistleblower recently reported that women immigrants at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center have been subjected to gynecological procedures without their knowledge or informed consent. Unfortunately, for thousands of women and girls, these reported violations are just a sampling of the government’s illegal practices of aggression and neglect in its treatment of women seeking to immigrate to the United States. 

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Ms. Magazine

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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.

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How Much Will the G7 Vaccine Donation Help Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on what the G7 vaccine donations means for Latin America and the Caribbean’s inoculation plans.

Julio Frenk, Katherine E. Bliss, Mauricio Claver-Carone, Arachu Castro, María Luisa Ávila

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The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred debate over whether countries should provide their citizens a universal basic income. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Should Countries Provide a Universal Basic Income?

What would a Universal Basic Income system look like in Latin America and the Caribbean, and what unintended consequences might such a system bring?

Claudio Loser, Nora Lustig, Claudio M. Loser, Mac Margolis, Paul R. Katz

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Women still playing catch up

Women in Latin America have come a long way but aren’t there yet. The legacy of Iberian colonialism, male-centered Catholicism and an undemocratic past all contributed to societies that subjugated women to men.

Marifeli Pérez-Stable

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Miami Herald

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To Address Inequality, Look Racism in the Face

Washington’s economic and political reform agenda isn’t wrong. It’s just too narrowly conceived. To work, it must address Latin America’s pernicious and pervasive inequality and racism.

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Los Angeles Times