CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY AS SUBMITTED FOR RECORD AND DELIVERED BEFORE A FULL COMMITTEE HEARING OF THE US SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS. Over the past five years, slightly over 100,000 unaccompanied migrant children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have been apprehended at the US southern border. They are but…
China’s presence in Latin America and the Caribbean has grown at a remarkable rate in just over a decade.
Iran’s influence in the region, even in the handful of countries where it has been most active, has only declined in recent years.
Latin America has undergone a dramatic transformation. Most changes have been positive; however, criminality has spread in many countries.
Washington’s inability to influence the situation in Venezuela has given rise to questions about the US’ role in Latin America.
More than 52,000 Central American children, passing through Mexico, have sought entry into the US.
Roberta Jacobson, former US Ambassador to Mexico (2016 – 2018) and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2012-2016) testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on April 10 on the importance of US Aid to Central America.
Congressional Testimony: Dollar Diplomacy or Debt Trap? Examining China’s Role in the Western Hemisphere
Margaret Myers, Director of the Dialogue’s Asia & Latin America Program, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Dollar Diplomacy or Debt Trap? Examining China’s Role in the Western Hemisphere.”
Daniel P. Erikson, former Director of Caribbean Programs and Senior Associate for US Policy at the Inter-American Dialogue, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Haiti on the Brink: Assessing US Policy Toward a Country in Crisis.”
Congressional Testimony: Crossing Borders, Keeping Connected — Women, Migration and Development in the OSCE Region
Migration in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) region has become a key engine for economic growth and development and is of significance and importance.
Congressional Testimony: The Health, Economic, and Political Challenges Facing Latin America and the Caribbean
Michael Camilleri, Director of the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade, on the subject of “The Health, Economic, and Political Challenges Facing Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Lisa Viscidi, Director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Energy Opportunities in Latin America.”
Manuel Orozco, Director of the Migration, Remittances & Development Program, testified before the House Committee on Financial Services on the subject of “Examining De-Risking and its Effect on Access to Financial Services.”
As a close observer of the region, I am deeply troubled by the humanitarian crisis and the dramatic unraveling of democracy under Nicolás Maduro, a brutal and corrupt dictator. A core question raised by this hearing is whether the United States should use military force to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela. My answer, which reflects the position of many other U.S. defense and foreign policy experts, is no. The negative consequences of military action to Venezuela, to the region, and to the interests of the United States are clear and foreseeable.
Michael J. Camilleri, Director of the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Understanding Odebrecht: Lessons for Combating Corruption in the Americas.”