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Debating the Facebook Oversight Board and Self-Regulation Mechanisms

On October 7, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue held the event “Debating the Facebook Oversight Board and Self-Regulation Mechanisms” to discuss the new report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Content Moderation and Self-Regulation Mechanisms: The Facebook Oversight Board and its Implications for Latin America.

Pamela Troconis

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Latin American Press Under Siege

On August 31st, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue supported the press conference “Latin American Press Under Siege,” organized by Fundamedios. The event focused on the worsening persecution of journalists across Latin America and called for the immediate release of detained journalists in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba.

Pamela Troconis

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Nicaragua’s Wave of Repression – What Next?

As Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega continues a relentless and unprecedented wave of repression against political opponents, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Nicaragua’s Wave of Repression: What Next?” on July 9 to discuss the political and economic impact of the Ortega regime, solutions to the ongoing crisis, and its potential impact on the region.

Noah Massillon

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The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America

On April 14, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America”. The panel discussed a new report published by the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program and authored by María Luisa Romero, Luisa Stalman, and Azul Hidalgo Solá, which examined how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted prison policies in Latin America.

Sofía Corzo

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Colombian President Iván Duque

Can Colombia Find a Peaceful Way to End Deadly Unrest?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on massive social unrest and the state’s heavy-handed response in Colombia.

Elizabeth Dickinson, Francisco Santos, Humberto de la Calle, Arlene B. Tickner, Gwen Burnyeat, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli

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Freedom of Expression and Elections in Nicaragua

On March 30, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, with support from Global Affairs Canada, hosted the online event “Freedom of Expression and Elections in Nicaragua”. The panel discussed how restrictions on freedom of the press have affected journalism in the country, and how these restrictions will impact the upcoming elections on November 7 of this year.

Sofía Corzo

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Media and Democracy in the Americas IV – Overcoming Distrust in the Media

On March 16, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, Fundamedios, and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Americas at the University of Miami, hosted Media and Democracy in the Americas IV, a conference that convened journalists, academics, and prominent researchers from Latin America and the United States.

Sofía Corzo

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Observatorio de América Latina

The Biden Administration: A new beginning for the relations between Latin America and the United States?

On March 5, the IE School of Global and Public Affairs’ Transatlantic Relations Initiative and the Observatory on Latin American Politics and Economics held an event moderated by its director, Germán Ríos. Michael Shifter, president of the Dialogue and Susana Malcorra, Dialogue member and dean for the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, spoke about the relations between Latin America and the United States.

Michael Shifter

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Joe Biden’s Presidency: Implications for Latin America & the Caribbean

After a divisive campaign season and unprecedented election year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, Joe Biden will be sworn in today as the 46th president of the United States of America. What implications will his presidency have for US foreign policy, particularly in Latin America? Our experts share their opinions in these quotes, op-eds, interviews, and Q&As from the Latin America Advisor.

Michael Shifter, Michael Camilleri, Margaret Myers, Lisa Viscidi

Ralph Gonsalves, the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (center), welcomed Cuban doctors to his country last March. // File Photo: Prensa Latina.

Is the Government of Cuba Exploiting Medical Workers?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Cuba’s doctors program and allegations of human rights violations.

Lenier González, Vicki Huddleston, Marco Rubio, Otto Reich, Wazim Mowla

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Will Latin America Turn Against China Over Human Rights?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Latin American and Caribbean countries’ perceptions of China amid rising global competition.

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Ricardo Barrios, Evan Ellis, Guo Jie

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Pandemic Response and Executive Authority – The Case of El Salvador Video

Pandemic Response and Executive Authority – The Case of El Salvador

On April 22, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted Pandemic Response and Executive Authority – The Case of El Salvador, an online event focused on recent developments in El Salvador, including President Nayib Bukele’s open defiance of the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber ruling against arbitrary detention in containment centers for those who break quarantine.

Catharine Christie, Carole Botello

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