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Taraciuk Broner: “The US, the region, and the European Union need to be good neighbors and that means paying closer attention to what is happening in Cuba today.”

Tamara Taraciuk Broner, director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program of the Inter-American Dialogue provided her analysis on the situation in Cuba. The conversation covers analysis on the latest developments in Cuba. What is happening with the protests and what elements should be observed? How does the picture look from the outside? What could be coming and what can be done? 

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Interviews ˙ ˙ Forum 2000 Network

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Does Colombia’s Health System Need an Overhaul?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s proposed health care reforms, and why they are so controversial.

Maria Velez de Berliner, Javier Guzman, Alessandra Durstine, Anwar Rodríguez Chehade, Carolina Batista

Latin America Advisor ˙

Local opposition to mining projects forced the suspension of several projects last year in Peru. A protest near the Antapaccay copper mine in Espinar province is pictured. // File Photo: Peruvian Government.

Will Protests Keep Roiling Peru’s Mining Industry?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on protests affecting Peru’s copper mining industry.

Luis Miguel Castilla, Pedro Francke, Mercedes Aráoz, Augusto Cauti

Latin America Advisor ˙

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A Conversation with Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia

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. 

Dylan Gervasio

Event Summaries ˙

Colombian President Iván Duque’s popularity is sinking, and Colombians are planning a national strike on Thursday. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Why Is Colombia’s Patience Wearing Thin With Duque?

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?

Cynthia J. Arnson, Maria Velez de Berliner, Erin McFee

Nicaragua in 2019: Time for Change?

Six trends and one consideration regarding political change for a regime that is unsustainable over the long term.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial


Violence and the Democratic Transition 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.

Sonia Torres

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Protests in Nicaragua: What’s Next?

Addressing the widespread demonstrations taking place in Nicaragua, the panelists discussed the causes of the protests as well as their future implications.

Audrey Velanovich

Event Summaries ˙

Nicaragua’s Democracy Is Falling Apart

For years, Nicaraguans seemed to tolerate the growing authoritarianism of President Daniel Ortega in exchange for stability and growth. That pact is now crumbling.

Ben Raderstorf, Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Los Angeles Times

Venezuela After the Constituent Assembly

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.

Michael Shifter, Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs