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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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Ahead of 2022 Elections, Recovery Options in Latin America

In his interview with the Georgetown Americas Institute, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, talks with Muni Jensen, series host, about Latin America’s electoral agenda, the climate agenda, economic recovery, and his leadership at the Dialogue.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Georgetown Americas Institute

Somos Iberoamérica

La relación Estados Unidos– América Latina: 30 años

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, y Bruno Binetti, investigador no residente del Diálogo, analizaron las ultimas tres décadas de relación entre Estados Unidos y América Latina en un articulo para el Pensamiento Iberoamericano, la Revista de la Secretaria General Iberoamericana. Según los autores, la cooperación hemisférica tuvo un auge al terminar la Guerra Fría, pero durante los 2000 comenzó un estancamiento que se mantiene hasta hoy.

Michael Shifter, Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Somos Iberoamérica

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 ˙

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The 2021 NED Democracy Award: Honoring Central American Civil Society

On October 20, 2021, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) honored four civil society organizations with their 2021 Democracy Award. Santiago Canton, director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Dialogue, took part in the first panel for the event, “Democracy and Governance in Central America: Defending Civic Space and Independent Media for Democratic Accountability.”

Santiago Canton

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ National Endowment for Democracy

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A Conversation with Feliciano Reyna on Negotiations to Resolve the Crisis in Venezuela

On September 30, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue co-hosted the online event “A Conversation with Feliciano Reyna on Negotiations to Resolve the Crisis in Venezuela” in collaboration with the Institute for Policy Studies, the Washington Office on Latin America, and the Latin America Working Group.

Pamela Troconis

Event Summaries ˙

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20 Years of the Democratic Charter in the Americas

On September 9, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a virtual event “20 Years of the Democratic Charter in the Americas”. The panel discussed the current state of the Democratic Charter 20 years after its signature.

Pamela Troconis

Event Summaries ˙

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Canton: “El Salvador isn’t a democracy anymore”

In an interview for El Faro, Santiago Canton, speaks about the situation of democracy in El Salvador and the recent ruling from the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber authorizing consecutive presidential reelection.

Santiago Canton

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Faro

Gabriel Borić and Sebastián Sichel

Will Newcomers Shake Up Chile’s Political System?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on Chile’s presidential primaries of July 18.

Beatrice Rangel, Patricio Navia, Carla Alberti, Peter M. Siavelis

Latin America Advisor ˙