”In the near term, there are several, very significant, challenges that have to be tackled,” said Rebecca Bill Chavez, recently-appointed president and CEO of Washington DC-based think tank, the Inter-American Dialogue.
On June 7, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, hosted the first Mayors Summit ahead of the IX Summit of the Americas.
On July 12, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue co-hosted a private discussion on the future of inter-parliamentary dialogue in the Americas alongside Argentina’s Universidad Austral.
On July 13, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event in collaboration with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Truman Center for National Policy focused on the next Cities Summit to be held in Denver in 2023.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the outlook for President Biden’s meeting with Mexican President López Obrador.
Laura Chinchilla, expresidenta de Costa Rica, fue entrevistada por CNN en Español sobre la Novena Cumbre de las Américas y el estado disfuncional de la política hemisférica.
On June 17, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a public event with Assistant Secretary of State Brian A. Nichols to discuss the achievements of the Ninth Summit of the Americas and inter-American cooperation moving forward.
The number of migrants attempting to cross the border into the United States is already reaching record highs—and the number is expected to rise by late summer.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the results of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.
Shifter: “The Summit will reflect that the political and diplomatic influence of the US has diminished substantially in the region”
On June 6 Michael Shifter, senior fellow of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by the Hopkins Podcast of Foreign Affairs about the IX Summit of the Americas held in Los Angeles. On top of the successes and shortcomings of the Summit, the conversation also covered the most recent developments of US foreign policy towards Latin America.
Michael Shifter, expresidente y senior fellow del Diálogo Interamericano, fue entrevistado por NTN24 sobre la Cumbre de las Américas y la política de la Administración Biden con respeto a la cumbre y a América Latina en general.
It’s time for President Biden to release a plan of action that will help solve the problems of the region and return the U.S. to the position of a respected and trusted partner throughout the Americas.
Chavez: “[The summit] should not be seen as a one-and-done event. It should be just seen as a starting point for action.”
The United States must embrace a policy of persistent high-level engagement. “I understand that Latin America cannot be our top priority, but it needs to be on the list.”
Hosting the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles from June 6 to June 10 was supposed to be a golden opportunity for US President Joe Biden to forge closer ties with Latin America and the Caribbean.
Rebecca Bill Chavez testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues on the Ninth Summit of the Americas on May 26, 2022.