Analysis

Trump Rally in Washington DC

Reactions from Our Members to the Armed Insurrection in Washington, DC

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

Shifter: “Ortega perhaps has some wishful thinking, and he may have a rude awakening”

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, Frederic Puglie

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Times

Michael Shifter Video

Shifter: “Biden will also have a hard line on Venezuela”

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. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

Moderator: Michael Camilleri, Panelists (Right to Left): Laura Zommer, Arturo Valenzuela, Felipe Estefan, and Ilona Szabó. Image of Peruvian protestor sign reading “somos la generación que hará caer a los corruptos”. Video

Democracy in a Post-Pandemic Latin America

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.

Azul Hidalgo Solá

Event Summaries ˙

Event Card: Costa; McClintock; Oganes Video

What Next for a Troubled Peru?

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. 

Carmen Colosi

Event Summaries ˙

Michael Shifter Video

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.

Michael Shifter, Luciana Geuna

Interviews ˙ ˙ Radio Con Vos

Donald Trump and Joe Biden (L-R) pictured in their first debate Sept. 29 in Cleveland.

How Do Latin Americans View the U.S. Election?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the 2020 U.S. presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe BIden.

Carolina Goic, Arturo Sarukhan, Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Diego Arria, Rubens Barbosa

Latin America Advisor ˙

Image of Daniel Ortega and Arnoldo Aleman

The Demons of Nicaraguan Politics: Between the ‘Caudillo’ Political Boss and Perfect Politician

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

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Conversation with Manuel Orozco and Luis Gaelano Video

La crisis política en Nicaragua: una etapa crítica para la oposición

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. 

Manuel Orozco, Luis Galeano

Interviews ˙ ˙ Café con Voz

Recent comments by people in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s inner circle have raised concerns about the stability of Brazil’s democracy. // File Photo: Brazilian Government-.

Is Brazil’s Military Getting Too Involved in Domestic Politics?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the clash of democratic institutions in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro.

Peter Hakim, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva, Anya Prusa, Cláudio Gonçalves Couto

Latin America Advisor ˙

El Salvador's President, Nayib Bukele.

Is El Salvador’s Bukele Operating Above the Law?

Is President Nayib Bukele right or wrong to stand his ground on the government’s tough coronavirus lockdown measures in El Salvador despite court rulings against them?

Carlos Dada, Leonor Arteaga, Beatrice Rangel, Mari Carmen Aponte

Latin America Advisor ˙

Trabajadores del Estado y simpatizantes orteguistas participan en una actividad del caudillo sandinista Daniel Ortega

El vacío de poder y el secuestro de los servidores públicos

Desde inicios de 2020, Nicaragua se ha estancado ante un vacío de poder que se ha agravado por la crisis de la pandemia, acompañado de un empate político prolongado entre el régimen y los actores del movimiento opositor de la Coalición Nacional.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial