On April 29, the Dialogue hosted an in-depth conversation with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state of human rights in Latin America.
In January, the surprising emergence of Juan Guaidó as the opposition’s leader was followed by months of frenetic activity on the Venezuela crisis. Today there seems to be a pause in the high drama. It is in this context that former Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, now the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is making a three-day visit to Venezuela. Although it is hard to predict the final result of the visit, there is little doubt that both sides of this tragic and protracted stalemate will seek to take maximum political advantage.
Michael Shifter habló con Gustau Alegret de NTN24 para analizar el impacto potencial de la visita de la Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos Michelle Bachelet a Venezuela.
Chile’s President Bachelet leaves office after a second term widely seen as disappointing. But her influence was more transformative than many recognize.
On February 15, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event titled “Piñera’s Second Term” to discuss the implications and challenges of president-elect Piñera’s second term. This event was moderated by Michael Shifter with speakers Robert Funk (Universidad de Chile), Gabrielle Trebat (McLarty Associates), and Sergio Urzua (University of Maryland). The speakers discussed the social, political, and economic implications of Piñera’s victory and forthcoming challenges.
Chile looked to the past to pick its future leader. Former President Sebastian Pinera is the projected winner of a presidential runoff election. With nearly all the votes counted, his challenger Alejandro Guillier conceded and congratulated the conservative billionaire on his victory. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, discusses with CGTN’s Susan Roberts.
CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Peter Hakim, president emeritus and senior fellow at Inter-American Dialogue. They discussed the challenges facing Chile’s economy and what prospects it has for the foreseeable future.
El ex ministro está convencido de que el ex mandatario es la mejor carta de la Nueva Mayoría para enfrentar a la derecha en 2017 y encabezar un programa que rectifique las reformas, pese al desfavorable escenario político que reflejó la encuesta CE.
Bachelet has started her term with an ambitious agenda that includes tax, education, and constitutional reforms.
Even before Michelle Bachelet began her second term she got a taste of the difficult regional climate she will have to deal with over the next four years.
Women’s political and economic participation strengthens democracy, equality and the economy.
Women are breaking the highest of glass ceilings in politics. On Oct. 28, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner became Argentina’s president-elect. Since March 2006, Michele Bachelet has been president of neighboring Chile.
Over the past 15 years, Latin American women have made notable political strides. Four have been heads of state and 19 vice presidents.