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.
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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.
El informe de la OEA, su alcance y sus posibles repercusiones para el gobierno de Daniel Ortega.
On May 21, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted three candidates for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
On December 3, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with the Due Process of Law Foundation to host an event featuring Hernán Larraín, Minister for Justice and Human Rights in Chile.
Defeat at the OAS meeting was the first concrete setback for US interests as a result of the Trump Administration’s apparent ambivalence about defending democratic values.
The relationship between the United States and the IACHR is historically complex, and the Trump Administration may be tempted to pull back—but engagement is still the best way to serve US strategic interests.
Tintori has been committed to spreading the word on the political situation in Venezuela for the past three years since her husband was imprisoned by President Maduro’s government. Throughout the event the speakers highlighted that there is an undeniable dictatorship in Venezuela that hinders power autonomy, prosecutes dissidents, and violates rule of law and human rights regularly. Tintori also stressed the urgent character of what is the worst humanitarian and economic crisis in the country’s history. She advocated for the immediate release of Leopoldo López, Antonio Ledezma, and all the 108 political prisoners.
On Monday, December 5th, 2016, the Dialogue welcomed El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugo Martínez for a discussion on US-El Salvador relations in light of recent political developments in Central and North America. The discussion focused on the Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle as the guiding policy of US engagement with El Salvador and the neighboring countries of Guatemala and Honduras.
On April 6th, 2016, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on “Criminal Abortion Laws in Latin America”.
In recent years, there has been much debate over how to make the Inter-American system more effective in defending human rights.
Since early February, anti-government demonstrations have rocked Venezuela.
In June, President Correa issued a decree creating new procedures for NGOs to obtain legal status. What are its implications?