On May 27, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue in collaboration with the Wilson Center hosted “A Conversation with Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia,” hosting President Duque for a wide-ranging discussion on recent massive street protests in the country and the government’s efforts to calm tensions through national dialogue with protest leaders and the country’s youth.
What is at the root of citizens’ discontent in Colombia, and will the nation see the same sort of violence than other countries in South America?
Are there common trends that can be identified among the different protests sweeping the region?
Six trends and one consideration regarding political change for a regime that is unsustainable over the long term.
On December 20, 2018, the Inter-American Dialogue and Reporters Without Borders hosted an event at the Dialogue titled “Attacks on Press Freedom and Civil Society in Nicaragua.”
On June 4, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event titled “Violence and the Democratic Transition in Nicaragua.” The IACHR documented systematic repression in its May 2018 visit to Nicaragua. The statistics, collected via hearings and testimonials, included 76 dead, more than 450 detained, and the recurrent usage of sharpshooters, torture, and extrajudicial killings.
Addressing the widespread demonstrations taking place in Nicaragua, the panelists discussed the causes of the protests as well as their future implications.
For years, Nicaraguans seemed to tolerate the growing authoritarianism of President Daniel Ortega in exchange for stability and growth. That pact is now crumbling.
The constituyente could set the stage for the Maduro government to consolidate its power, criminalize the opposition, and usher in a new and even darker phase in Venezuela’s crisis.
What plausible explanations are there for the unprecedented, anti-corruption social and institutional reactions recently seen in Latin America?
Ecuadordan President Rafael Correa battles an increasingly dissatisfied citizenry as he implements fiscal reforms to counter dropping oil prices.
Conflicts over energy and natural resources are leading to social turmoil and posing serious challenges for investment projects all over Latin America.
Conflicts over energy and natural resources are leading to social turmoil and posing serious challenges for investment projects all over Latin America. To better manage such conflicts, Latin American governments must step up their involvement in the consultation process and communicate more effectively with local communities about potential social, environmental and economic impacts, according to a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue.
Events in the Ukraine have lifted the morale of anti-government protestors in Venezuela and elevated their expectations.