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20 Years of the Democratic Charter in the Americas

On September 9, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a virtual event “20 Years of the Democratic Charter in the Americas”. The panel discussed the current state of the Democratic Charter 20 years after its signature.

Pamela Troconis

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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

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Bukele conversa con diplomáticos de Estados Unidos en Guatemala

Canton: “El Salvador isn’t a democracy anymore”

In an interview for El Faro, Santiago Canton, speaks about the situation of democracy in El Salvador and the recent ruling from the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber authorizing consecutive presidential reelection.

Santiago Canton

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Faro

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¿Feliz? Cumpleaños a la Carta Democrática Interamericana

Se cumple el 20º aniversario de la publicación de la Carta Democrática que proclamaba el fortalecimiento y la defensa de los principios básicos de la democracia en el continente. Su eficacia como mecanismo colectivo de defensa de la democracia debe ser medida teniendo en cuenta la realidad de nuestros países.

Santiago Canton

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Infobae

La toma de posesión de Presidente de Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.

El crepúsculo de la democracia

Una recorrida por la Latinoamérica de la ultima década nos obliga a preguntar si la tercera ola democrática ha llegado a su fin y el péndulo ya se encuentra nuevamente del lado autoritario.

Santiago Canton

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Nación

Kamala Harris

How did Harris’ Central America trip go?

Noah Bierman, from the Los Angeles Times, travelled with Vice President Harris to the region and interviewed Rebecca Bill Chavez, non-resident senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, to assess the trip and the bigger questions it raises about the Biden administration’s strategy for reducing migration. 

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Noah Bierman

Interviews ˙ ˙ Los Angeles Times

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The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America

On April 14, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America”. The panel discussed a new report published by the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program and authored by María Luisa Romero, Luisa Stalman, and Azul Hidalgo Solá, which examined how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted prison policies in Latin America.

Sofía Corzo

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Freedom of Expression and Elections in Nicaragua

On March 30, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, with support from Global Affairs Canada, hosted the online event “Freedom of Expression and Elections in Nicaragua”. The panel discussed how restrictions on freedom of the press have affected journalism in the country, and how these restrictions will impact the upcoming elections on November 7 of this year.

Sofía Corzo

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Media and Democracy in the Americas IV – Overcoming Distrust in the Media

On March 16, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, Fundamedios, and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Americas at the University of Miami, hosted Media and Democracy in the Americas IV, a conference that convened journalists, academics, and prominent researchers from Latin America and the United States.

Sofía Corzo

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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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Elections and Institutional Crisis in El Salvador

On March 8, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, WOLA, Cristosal and DPLF hosted an event to discuss the recent legislative elections in El Salvador on January 28, how democratic governance has been challenged in the country in recent years, and how the United States–El Salvador relationship can change given the new US administration.

Sofía Corzo

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Deplatforming Trump: Implications for Latin America

On January 27, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with Luminate to host the webinar “Deplatforming Trump – Implications for Latin America.” The panel discussed regulation and moderation of online content and speech, its specific challenges in Latin America, and possible regulatory approaches that can ensure that digital environments uphold democratic norms and abide by international human rights standards.

Sofía Corzo

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Joe Biden

Colombia y Venezuela, dos temas calientes en la agenda de Biden

En diálogo con El Espectador, Michael Camilleri, director del Programa de Estado de Derecho Peter D. Bell del Diálogo Interamericano, habla sobre lo que vendrá para la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz en Colombia, y cómo responderá Joe Biden a la crisis migratoria en América Central.

Michael Camilleri

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Espectador