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Chavez: “It troubles me that the Venezuelan refugee crisis is not getting the attention it deserves”

The newly appointed President and CEO of the Inter-American Dialogue, Rebecca Bill Chavez, spoke with the Washington Diplomat about her new role and the most urgent priorities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prominent among her concerns was the retrogression of democracy across the region, with a pointed focus on Venezuela. 

Rebecca Bill Chavez

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Diplomat

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Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere – Towards the Summit of the Americas

On March 31, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a public event to present its biennial Sol M. Linowitz policy report titled: “The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere: Towards the Ninth Summit of the Americas”. During the event, panelists discussed the main findings and recommendations of the report and analyzed the current state of regional and hemispheric cooperation.

Andrea Colombo

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The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere

Across the Americas, political leadership committed to greater collaboration to tackle health, social, economic, and political challenges has been sorely lacking. The Dialogue is pleased to present the 2022 Linowitz report “The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere,” which provides an analysis of the interrelated challenges facing the Western Hemisphere today and policy proposals to enhance collaboration across the hemisphere, all with an eye towards the Ninth Summit of the Americas.

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Family Remittances in 2021: Is Double-Digit Growth the New Normal?

This report provides a review of the trends that led to growth in family remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021. It points to a combination of factors that include increased migration, migrants prolonging their stay in the United States, use of digital transfers among others. It also introduces projections based on future migration and remittance sender changes in 2022. 

Manuel Orozco, Matthew Martin

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A Conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols on Central America

On March 16, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to tackle the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, introduced the conversation, which was moderated by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program at the Dialogue.

Shaily Acharya

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Biden and Latin America Collage

El primer año de la administración Biden

En esta nueva publicación de Fundación de Estudios Americanos, Peter Hakim, presidente emérito del centro de estudios Inter-American Dialogue, José Octavio Bordon, presidente del Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales y miembro del Diálogo Interamericano y otros analistas argentinos y estadounidenses, analizan el primer año de presidencia de Joe Biden y los desafíos que tienen por delante.

Peter Hakim, José Octavio Bordón

Reports ˙ ˙ Fundación de Estudios Americanos

Miembros del gobierno Mexicano y Estadounidense se reúnen para discutir temas bilaterales.

Biden-AMLO: aciertos y desafíos

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, y Vanda Felbab-Brown, miembro del Diálogo Interamericano, comentaron sobre los aciertos y desafíos de la relación entre Presidente Joe Biden de los Estados Unidos y Presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador de México en un artículo para La Prensa de Coahuila. En el artículo, Shifter y Felbab-Brown hablaron sobre diálogos de alto nivel entre los dos países sobre temas relacionados con seguridad, energía, cambio climático, democracia, migración y derechos humanos. 

Michael Shifter, Vanda Felbab-Brown

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Prensa de Coahuila

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The Changing Face of Migration in the Americas

On September 21st, 2021, The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel titled “The Changing Face of Migration in the Americas” to discuss the growing scale of migration in Latin America and the Caribbean and the changing composition of these flows over the past two years.

Amanda Wells,

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Orozco: “The Biden Administration proposal [must] approach the structural causes that have spurred migration not only in Central America”

Manuel Orozco, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, joined CNN for an interview to discuss the ongoing migration phenomenon occurring in Mexico’s southern border. The interview touched upon some of the causes of migration, the countries where large numbers of migrants are coming from, and why this issue needs to be urgently dealt with.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walking alongside Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

How Successful Was U.S. VP Harris’ Latin America Trip?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A about Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico and the Biden administration’s migration policy.

Eduardo Stein, Oscar Chacon, Katya Rimkunas, Andrea Tanco, Ray Walser

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La transparencia en los datos sobre remesas: implicaciones para el sector público

El 15 de abril del 2021 se llevó a cabo “Diálogo de alto nivel: el rol clave de la transparencia de datos en las remesas” con el objetivo de ampliar las discusiones sobre la transparencia en los datos sobre remesas que ingresan a Guatemala y conocer la perspectiva de actores claves sobre la posibilidad de crear un observatorio nacional sobre remesas.

Kathryn Klaas, Juan Hernandez

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Participantes del conversatorio

Desarrollo para Guatemala: El cómo desde la migración

El 28 de enero del 2021, El Diálogo Interamericano, en colaboración con la Red Nacional de Grupos Gestores de Guatemala-San Marcos, organizó un conversatorio privado, “La migración como elemento del desarrollo integral: Alianzas y prácticas para su inclusión estratégica” con el apoyo de Cities Alliance. El conversatorio se concentró en el caso guatemalteco con el objetivo de socializar y discutir perspectivas planteadas por actores que trabajan con los lugares de origen, destino y retorno.

Kathryn Klaas, Juan Hernandez

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Linking Migration to Housing and Urban Planning in Guatemala

On October 29, 2020, the second virtual session of the Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala (LAV for its initials in Spanish) took place. The Housing Laboratory’s objective was to explore the role of urban and land use planning in the context of international migration and return migration. It further considered how these processes can be integrated into Guatemala’s National Housing Council’s (CONAVI) ongoing efforts to update Guatemala’s National Policy on Housing and Human Settlements in order to guarantee access to decent housing and boost local economic development.

Kathryn Klaas

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ The Inter-American Dialogue

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Biden’s Central America Plan – Perspectives from the Region

On February 17, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Biden’s Central America Plan – Perspectives from the Region” in partnership with Creative Associates International. Taking into account the Biden administration’s plan for Central America, speakers addressed the region’s doubts, needs and aspirations with respect to US partnerships toward short-term and long-term development in the region.

Worth Talley

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