President Laura Chinchilla, co-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue and former president of Costa Rica and Frank Mora, US ambassador to the Organization of American States, came together for a conversation on the future of the inter-American system, especially important in the face of the multiple challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean, including migration, insecurity, and democratic decline.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on dwindling international support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views about Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s crackdown against the opposition.
As the political crisis in Haiti ensues with mounting social discontent and economic instability, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation on the current conditions in Haiti as well as approaches to securing peace and democratic governance in a country beset by turmoil.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on President Daniel Ortega’s crackdown against his opposition in Nicaragua.
On February 21, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “OAS Secretary General Candidate Series: Hugo de Zela,” a public event with current Peruvian Ambassador to the United States Hugo de Zela, candidate for OAS Secretary General.
On Feb. 6, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “OAS Secretary General Candidate Series: María Fernanda Espinosa”, a public event with María Fernanda Espinosa, candidate for OAS Secretary General.
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con Gustau Alegret de NTN24 en el programa Cuestión de Poder para tratar las resoluciones actuales de la OEA, Cuba y la situación en Venezuela, los incendios en la Amazonia y el futuro de Argentina.
Venezuela’s longest-ever blackout, which began on March 7 and lasted until at least March 12 in most of the country, aggravated an already dire humanitarian situation. Lisa Viscidi presented to a special meeting of the OAS Permanent Council about how grave government mismanagement of the power sector debilitated Venezuela’s grid, making electricity rationing a routine and power failures commonplace.
Bolsonaro’s authoritarian rhetoric was hotly debated during the presidential campaign. His supporters embraced his brash promises to bring law and order to a country beset by crime, corruption and economic struggles. His opponents feared a resurgence of military rule or the emergence of a Duterte-style police state.
As violence continues in Nicaragua, what is the international community doing? Can other countries do more, and should they?
The Trump administration’s desire for meaningful action towards Venezuela is understandable, but it risks learning the wrong lessons from recent failures.
Defeat at the OAS meeting was the first concrete setback for US interests as a result of the Trump Administration’s apparent ambivalence about defending democratic values.
Why It Quit the Organization of American States
During last month’s Rio Group summit in Mexico, Latin American leaders agreed to form a new regional bloc that would exclude the United States and Canada. Is this new group needed?