On May 11, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, participated in an event on Latin America’s 2021 and 2022 electoral calendar, which was organized by WorldDenver and moderated by Anna Alejo.
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.
In an interview BBC’s The Real Story, Margaret Myers considered prospects for US-China-Latin America relations in the coming years, taking into account global trends and the Biden administration’s likely take on China’s growing global role.
As President Michael Shifter said in a recent statement: “the tragedy that took place on January 6 is also a stark reminder of how important it is to have responsible leadership to protect the rule of law.” Dialogue Members were quick to condemn the events that unfolded in the US Capitol.
Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Frederic Puglie of The Washington Times about the current situation in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. The conversation also explored how the incoming Biden administration will deal with the leaders of these left-leaning countries.
Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, participated as a panelist on CGTN’s World Insight program. The discussion focused on the results of Venezuela’s National Assembly elections and their implications for the country’s political future. The conversation also explored potential negotiation scenarios between the opposition and Maduro government while analyzing the future of US foreign policy toward Venezuela in the incoming Biden administration.
On December 2, 2020 the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with Luminate to host the webinar “Democracy in a Post-Pandemic Latin America.” Panelists discussed the current state of democratic institutions in the region, the role of disinformation, as well as the findings of Luminate’s new public opinion research on shifting perceptions on democracy during the pandemic.
On November 13, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “What Next for a Troubled Peru?” to discuss the impeachment of Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra. The event addressed Peru’s political crisis in the context of the economic and public health crises the country has already been facing.
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con Emiliano Camacho acerca de todo lo que ha estado en juego en las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos, el trance de una campaña electoral en plena pandemia, y el ánimo del elector estadounidense.
Shifter: “No creo que el predomino de la democracia este en juego, pero si que esté enfrentando una prueba.”
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Luciana Geuna en su programa La Edad de los por qué de Radio Con Vos. Durante la entrevista se analizaron las consecuencias del resultado de la victoria de Joe Biden en las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos y de la polarización en el país.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the 2020 U.S. presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe BIden.
Shifter: “América Latina debe crear un nuevo pacto social para reducir la desigualdad y crear una sociedad más justa”
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interaméricano, habla de los EE.UU., Trump, y la crisis económica y política de América Latina en exclusiva para Contexto.
Nicaragua’s political crisis is torn between violence and anger of defensive misrule, and division within the opposition. It is a political battle full of contempt, criticism, and even manipulating reality. These actions are not atypical of Nicaragua, and they represent a very deep belief of our political culture: the government can only be administered by the perfect politician and each of us judges with moral superiority who is or is not worthy to be considered perfect.
Manuel Orozco, director del programa de Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano conversa con Luis Galeano de Café Con Voz Nicaragua acerca del rol de la OEA en la crisis política de Nicaragua, de la oposición de Nicaragua, y de la posibilidad de un cambio político en el país.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the clash of democratic institutions in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro.