Analysis

Dialogues on the Hill

Congressional Staff Briefing: China’s Covid-19 Engagement with Latin America

On July 8, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a congressional staff briefing on China’s Covid-19 engagement with Latin America. Panelists discussed developments in Chinese diplomacy in the Latin American region, both before and amid the pandemic.

Sofia Lalinde, Noelle Whitman

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María Emma and Michael Shifter Video

Shifter: “América Latina ha cambiado de manera muy dramática”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con María Emma Mejía sobre su tiempo como presidente del Diálogo Interamericano y la relación entre la nueva administración de los Estados Unidos y América Latina. Durante la entrevista, también se exploró cómo ha cambiado la relación entre Estados Unidos y Colombia por causa de las recientes protestas sociales.  

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ A Fondo con María Emma

Shifter and Romo Video

Shifter: “[Sagasti] is committed to democracy”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Rafael Romo of CNN about the ongoing crisis in Peru and the upcoming presidential elections taking place early next year. 

Michael Shifter, Rafael Romo

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

Donna Shalala, Michael Shifter, US southern command Video

US Regional Cooperation on Covid-19 with Congresswoman Donna Shalala

On March 26, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conference call with Congresswoman Donna Shalala (D-FL, 27). The discussion centered around the spread of Covid-19 in Latin America & the Caribbean and how the United States can work with international partners to combat the pandemic.

Sofia Lalinde, Melanie Ordoñez

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Photo: U.S. Government.

Is Congress Likely to Approve the USMCA This Year?

What is the outlook and most-likely timeline for advancing USMCA in the 116th Congress?

Carla A. Hills, Arturo Sarukhan, Andrés Rozental, Pascale Siegel, Miyako Yerick, Christopher Sands

Latin America Advisor ˙

Congressional Briefing, large crowd and panel

Congressional Staff Briefing: TPS with FUSADES

On February 14, 2018, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private briefing for key Congressional staff on the subject of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) with La Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social (FUSADES), a Salvadoran think tank.

Sofia Lalinde

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Dinner with Members of Congress, hollow square table with people sitting and eating

CMWG: Consequences of Ending TPS for the US and El Salvador

On Tuesday, February 13, the Inter-American Dialogue convened a private dinner discussion with members of Congress and a delegation of Salvadoran representatives from the private sector to discuss the issue of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Sofia Lalinde

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Will Congress Unravel the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

How will election-year politics play into the TPP’s future? What steps can supporters of the accord take to help secure passage?

Jim Kolbe, Gary Hufbauer, Welles Orr

Latin America Advisor ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Should Money Transmitters Verify Migration Status?

A bill pending in the US Congress would require money transmitters to verify their customers’ immigration status. Is this measure good policy?

Earl Jarrett, Dan Stein, David Landsman, Kai Schmitz