A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Ecuador’s presidential election results and April 11 runoff.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the recently signed phase-one trade deal between Ecuador and the United States.
En esta entrevista para Cuestión de Poder, Michael Shifter y Gustau Alegret hablaron sobre la deuda de Argentina con el Fondo Monetario Internacional, la visita del presidente Lenín Moreno a Washington, la toma del presidente Nayib Bukele de la Asamblea con militares, las elecciones de la OEA, y la visita de Michael Shifter a la academia de Ciencias Sociales del Vaticano.
Michael Shifter, presidente del Dialogo Interamericano, habló con Juan Carlos Iragorri, Dori Toribio y Jorge Espinosa en el podcast en español de The Washington Post sobre las protestas de 2019 y el descontento en gran parte de la región.
CGTN’s Asieh Namdar talked with Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, about the top news stories in Latin America in 2019, and the outlook for 2020.
El presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter, habló con Gustau Alegret del programa Cuestión de Poder de NTN24 sobre la situación actual en la región, la presión económica en muchos países y la crisis en Ecuador.
What actions has Ecuador’s government taken to comply with its commitments under the IMF agreement, and have they been successful?
On April 16, the Inter-American Dialogue had the honor of hosting President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador during his visit to the United States. President Moreno provided insight into the steps his government is taking to resolve the countries fiscal deficit and his administration’s work with multilateral institutions, among other topics.
El presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter concedió una entrevista al programa Poder Latino de NTN24 conducido por Emiliana Molina donde analizo la visita del presidente ecuatoriano Lenin Moreno a Washington y lo que se podía esperar de la misma.
On February 12, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted César Montúfar for an open discussion, moderated by Michael Shifter, about Ecuador’s current political climate. Montúfar is an academic, former member of Congress, a prominent political analyst, and the primary accuser in a recent trial against former vice-president Jorge Glas.
Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has maneuvered to break with his predecessor, Rafael Correa, and a legacy tinged with authoritarianism and corruption.
It is still too early to predict how Moreno will fare and whether his economic and anti-corruption approaches will ultimately succeed. But he has already defied predictions that he would act as Correa’s puppet.
While many talk about the return of the right in Latin America, Rafael Correa’s “citizen revolution” won another term in office: former vice president Lenín Moreno will rule until 2021 after defeating former banker Guillermo Lasso in a close second round vote. Although the opposition candidate denounced electoral fraud, other Latin American governments, as well as the observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), have recognized the results. On May 24, then, Correa will hand his chosen successor the presidency and a series of challenges: economic decline, social polarization and (less urgent) a foreign policy in need of some adjustments.
Michael Shifter es entrevistado por La Tercera sobre las elecciones en Ecuador: “Si Moreno no gana en primera vuelta, obviamente el correísmo habrá perdido fuerza. Lenín Moreno no es Correa”.