Beyond the Border: Regional Priorities and the Migration Debate in Central America

Michael Camilleri, Director of the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, spoke at an event hosted by the University of Notre Dame Keough School’s Initiative for Global Development called, “Beyond the Border: Regional Priorities and the Migration Debate in Central America.”

Michael Camilleri, Julia Searby

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ University of Notre Dame

CICIG Chief Iván Velásquez // File Photo: U.S. State Department.

Will Guatemala’s Stalemate Over CICIG Continue?

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has banned the entry of CICIG’s chief and refused to renew the agency’s mandate. What’s next?

Mario Polanco, Donald J. Planty, Adriana Beltrán, Helen Mack, Michael E. Allison

Latin America Advisor ˙


Corruption in Honduras: Can MACCIH Make a Dent?

On July 31, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with the Washington Office on Latin America and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University to host an event titled “Corruption in Honduras: Can MACCIH Make a Dent?” The conversation analyzed how effective the mission has been in its fight against corruption.

Anna Egas

Event Summaries ˙


Harnessing the Anti-Corruption Wave in Latin America

On September 22, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted Jose Ugaz, the chairman of Transparency International. Ugaz answered questions about the nature of today’s corruption scandals, highlighting the Odebrecht case in Brazil that has implicated a number of other countries in Latin America.

Anastasia Sendoun

Event Summaries ˙


Is Guatemalan Democracy under Threat?

Inter-American Dialogue Board Member Eduardo Stein and Senior Fellow Kevin Casas-Zamora recently participated in an interview with TRT World on corruption in Guatemala. In the interview, Stein discussed how the perception of Guatemala’s president Jimmy Morales has changed and the role that the United Nations and the International Commission against Impunity have played thus far in the corruption investigation. Casas highlighted the similarities and differences between the present investigation of President Morales and the corruption scandal which led to the ousting of Guatemala’s former president, Otto Pérez Molina, in 2015.

Kevin Casas-Zamora, Eduardo Stein

Interviews ˙ ˙ TRT World

The healthy roots of corruption anger in Latin America

The emergence of this new normative edifice in favor of transparency and accountability is one of the most important, yet unsung, stories of the consolidation of democracy in Latin America.

Kevin Casas-Zamora, Miguel Carter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin America Goes Global