Gabriel Boric, 36, is set to become the youngest president in Chile’s modern history when he is sworn in today. // File Photo: Facebook Page of Gabriel Boric.

What Should Chile Expect From Its New President?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on Chile’s new progressive president, Gabriel Boric.

Michael Shifter, Jorge Heine, Mariana Zepeda, Patricio Navia

Latin America Advisor ˙ Video

Shifter: “La situación económica sigue siendo compleja”

El 16 de febrero 2022 Michael Shifter, presidente de Diálogo Interamericano, ha dialogado con Irene Mia del Instituto Internacional para Estudios Estratégicos (IIEE) a los micrófonos de France24 sobre el estado actual de la democracia en América Latina y el Caribe. Según el informe anual “Democracy Index” del The Economist, ALC ha visto en el 2021 la peor declinación democrática desde que se publica el reportaje.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ France 24

Among the elections in Latin America in 2022 is Brazil’s October presidential vote, in which President Jair Bolsonaro is facing a tough fight for re-election against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. // File Photo: Brazilian Government.

What Will Next Year Bring in Latin America’s Politics?

With elections coming up in 2022 in Brazil, Colombia and Costa Rica, which countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will be the political hot spots to watch next year? What political trends will be the strongest in the coming year, and what traits will countries’ political trajectories have in common? Is authoritarianism and polarization likely to worsen in the region in 2022, and what factors would influence that?

Peter Hakim, Katya Rimkunas, R. Evan Ellis, Lisa Haugaard

Latin America Advisor ˙

Venezuela’s opposition must reflect on its strategy following its heavy losses in the country’s Nov. 21 regional and local elections, opposition leader Juan Guaidó said last week. // File Photo: Facebook Page of Juan Guaidó.

What Will Result From Venezuela’s Local Elections?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the results of recent Venezuela’s local elections.

Michael Shifter, Vanessa Neumann, Julia Buxton, David Smilde

Latin America Advisor ˙

A photo, in color, of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva looking into the camera and speaking into a microphone.

How Will Lula Shake Up Brazil’s Political Landscape?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the Supreme Court decision regarding former Brazilian President Lula.

Peter Hakim, Oliver Stuenkel, Valeska Teixeira, Cristiano Zanin Martins, Daniel Runde, Adriana Dantas

Latin America Advisor ˙

A photo of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández talking into a microphone while wearing a surgical face mask.

Will Honduras’ Presidential Vote Be Free and Fair?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Honduras’ March 14 elections ahead of the November presidential elections.

Luis Suazo, Enrique Rodríguez Burchard, Lisa Haugaard, Tiziano Breda

Latin America Advisor ˙

Anticorruption, Transparency and Integrity in the Americas

The Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program and the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a series of events focused on addressing issues of corruption in the Americas to identify lessons learned from recent corruption cases, analyze continued challenges, and outline the agenda for future reform.

Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Development Bank

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report


Is Democracy in Trouble? Latin America from a Global Perspective

On December 13, 2019 the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (IDEA) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), hosted “Is Democracy in Trouble? Latin America in Global Perspective”, an event to launch IDEA’s The Global State of Democracy 2019 Report: Addressing the Ills, Reviving the Promise.

Kate Blansett,

Event Summaries ˙


Latin America’s Autumn of Discontent

On November 6, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Latin America’s Autumn of Discontent” in order to pinpoint some underlying drivers and discuss the interrelatedness of the mass demonstrations, contentious elections, and constitutional crises facing the region.

Taylor Savell

Event Summaries ˙

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Costa Rica ante la seducción del mesianismo

En la segunda vuelta, los ciudadanos se enfrentan a una encrucijada que permitirá ver el futuro de América Latina: elegir a un diputado y cantante evangélico o al candidato del impopular partido en el poder.

Kevin Casas-Zamora

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times


Is “Fake News” a Real Problem in Latin America?

On February 22, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with Reporters Without Borders, the Faculty of Law at the Universidad de los Andes, and NTN24 hosted an event moderated by Juan Carlos Iragorri from NTN24, that featured Catalina Botero (Universidad de los Andes), Claudia Trevisan (O Estado de S. Paolo), and Daniel Sepulveda (US Department of State, retired). The conversation focused on the implications of fake news on the region’s upcoming elections and long-term impacts on its democracies.

Martín Rodriguez Nuñez

Event Summaries ˙

Mario Delgado Carrillo / Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0

Latin America’s Unusual Leadership Vacuum

This year’s “electoral supercycle” could ignite a race to succeed Washington and Caracas as the hemisphere’s big players.

Michael Camilleri, Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

Latin America’s Presidential Elections: Are Mexico, Brazil and Colombia Ready for Anti-Establishment Candidates?

Next year, critical elections in Latin America’s three most populous countries—Colombia, Mexico and Brazil—are likely to reveal a distemper stemming from citizen disgust with a mix of corruption scandals, mediocre economies, unremitting violence and a largely discredited political class. All three presidential contests are wide open and ripe for anti-establishment challengers.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Newsweek