Analysis

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Regionalism and Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has once more demonstrated the fragility of Latin American regional and subregional organizations, and the reasons for it: the weaknesses of domestic institutions, the lack of shared interests and values, and the dependence on foreign powers. It is not too late to turn the pandemic into an opportunity to acknowledge the existence of common interests, and the value of pursuing them collectively.

Ana Covarrubias

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

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China’s Regional Engagement Goals in Latin America

The success of China’s regional outreach in Latin America will depend, as it has for a number of years, on Beijing’s relative influence in regional institutions and on the capacity and effectiveness of the institutions themselves.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

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Presentation to Special Meeting of the OAS Permanent Council: Blackouts in Venezuela

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. 

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Organization of American States

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Los retos de la OEA frente a crisis democráticas

En este episodio de Foro Interamericano, Gonzalo Abarca entrevistó a Michael Camilleri, director del programa de estado de derecho Peter D. Bell del Diálogo Interamericano, y al Embajador Jaime Aparicio, ex-presidente del comite jurídico interamericano de la OEA y ex-secretario ejecutivo de la Cumbre de las Americas. Los participantes analizaron las dificultades de la OEA en responder a las crisis democráticas en America Latina. 

Michael Camilleri

Interviews ˙ ˙ Foro Interamericano

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Shifter: “De EE. UU. se pueden esperar más sanciones”

En entrevista con NTN24 Michael Shifter indicó que la reelección de Maduro, en unos comicios considerados como “fraudulentos” por la comunidad internacional, podría traer más sanciones por parte del Gobierno estadounidense.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

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Can Trump Succeed at the Summit of the Americas?

Before the president’s trip to Lima—his first to the region—the administration should take a close look at why US credibility in Latin America is at historic lows.

Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

Venezuela After the Constituent Assembly

The constituyente could set the stage for the Maduro government to consolidate its power, criminalize the opposition, and usher in a new and even darker phase in Venezuela’s crisis.

Michael Shifter, Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

The United States Can’t Go It Alone in Venezuela

The Trump administration’s desire for meaningful action towards Venezuela is understandable, but it risks learning the wrong lessons from recent failures.

Michael Camilleri, David McKean

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

Defeat at the OAS Meeting & US Influence in the Americas

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.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin America Goes Global

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La OEA y la crisis en Venezuela

El viernes 2 de Junio, Michael Shifter habló con America 360 para discutir la situación en Venezuela y el impacto que puede o debe tener la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) sobre la crisis en este país. El presidente del Diálogo también habló sobre el papel de EEU y como seguirá aplicando sanciones contra oficiales del gobierno chavista.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Caracol Televisión

Venezuela Suspends the Legislative Powers of the General Assembly

On April 1st Michael Shifter was interviewed by Melissa Culross and Jon Bristow of KCBS News Radio based in San Francisco. The interview focused on a discussion of the events leading to the reversal of Venezuela’s Supreme Court decision to suspend the legislative powers of the General Assembly. Although many issues remain unsolved, the swift reversal of the decision served as a testament to the power of domestic and international pressures in influencing the government Michael said. Michael also discussed several other problems facing Venezuela such as crime, inadequate resources, and absent rule of law.

Interviews ˙ ˙ KCBS Radio