Analysis

A worker is pictured unloading Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine at Mexico City’s airport.

How Effectively Is Mexico Fighting the Covid Pandemic?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the state of the pandemic in Mexico and its political consequences.

Julio Frenk, Andrés Rozental, Pamela K. Starr, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Carin Zissis, Gavin Strong

Latin America Advisor ˙

Cover of UCSD US-Mexico Forum 2025 Energy & Sustainability Report showing a wind farm

US-Mexico Forum 2025: Energy and Sustainability Report

The world is in a transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 that will change the way we use and produce energy and shape the sustainability of our planet. This paper, published by UC San Diego, addresses how Mexico and the United States can use their energy resources to deliver jobs, economic prosperity, and social justice at this transformational juncture in history, examining three areas fundamental to the US-Mexico energy relationship: sustainability; hydrocarbons; and gas, power, and renewables.

Lisa Viscidi, Carlos Pascual, Angélica Ruiz, David Crisostomo, Samantha Gross, Verónica Irastorza, Alejandra León, Jeremy Martin, John McNeece, Isabel Studer

Reports ˙ ˙ UC San Diego

Michael Shifter en Voz de América Video

Shifter: “Al final del día, hay demasiado en juego para México y para Estados Unidos como para dejar que esta relación se deteriore”

Entrevistado por Gonzalo Abarca para el programa Foro Interamericano, Michael Shifter explora varios aspectos de la estrategia del gobierno de Biden hacia América Latina. Se conversó también acerca de las políticas migratorias, la inversión en Centroamérica, la relación entre los Estados Unidos y México y las políticas hacia Venezuela y Cuba.

Michael Shifter, Gonzalo Abarca

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voz de América

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with his former Mexican and U.S. counterparts, Enrique Peña Nieto and Barack Obama.

Will Another ‘Three Amigos’ Summit Happen Anytime Soon?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the future of North American relations under a Biden administration.

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Christopher Sands, Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Laura Carlsen, Carlos Vejar

Latin America Advisor ˙

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador holding a microphone.

Is López Obrador Making the Right Labor Reforms?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s law against job outsourcing.

Larry Pascal, Tapen Sinha, José Carlos Rodríguez Pueblita, Joyce Sadka, Lance Compa, Gerardo Valencia, Karla Paola Jiménez

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “Sin oposición, Bolsonaro tiene perspectivas de ser reelegido en 2022”

Entre cuestionamientos a su gestión, el presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador y el mandatario brasileño Jair Bolsonaro cumplen dos años en el poder. Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con El Mercurio sobre el liderazgo populista de estos dos líderes y la evaluación de sus proyectos políticos.

Michael Shifter, Jean Palou

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Mercurio

Analista político y director de Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter

Shifter: “El medio ambiente va a ser central para el nuevo presidente de EEUU”

En entrevista con El Comercio, el presidente de Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter, dijo desde Washington que el presidente electo de Estados Unidos tiene varios asuntos en agenda en Latinoamérica: la crisis migratoria, el futuro del régimen en Venezuela y las posibles tensiones con Brasil y México.

Michael Shifter, Gisella López Lenci

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Comercio

A woman inspects cars in a Mexico factory.

Has Mexico Gotten Through the Worst of Its Recession?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on Mexico’s economic recovery amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pamela Starr, Alfredo Coutiño, Juan Carlos Hartasánchez, Alicia Girón, Joan Domene, Adrian Gay Lasa

Latin America Advisor ˙

Report Cover for Power Grab: What Mexico's State-Centered Electricity Policy Means for Trade, Climate, and the Economy cover

Power Grab: What Mexico’s State-Centered Electricity Policy Means for Trade, Climate, and the Economy

Over the past two years, the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sought to strip away central aspects of the 2013 energy reform that increased private investment in the power sector and return control of the sector to state utility CFE. These moves will reduce needed investment in the sector and lead to higher electricity costs for Mexican industry and manufacturing, affecting employment, trade, and Mexico’s ability to meet its clean energy targets, according to this new report by the Inter-American Dialogue.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Sarah Phillips

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Are Mexico’s New Reforms a Good Deal for Pensioners?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the pros and cons of the recent proposal to reform Mexico’s pension system.

Alma Caballero, Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Tapen Sinha, Leslie Palma, Juan Pablo Moyano

Financial Advisor ˙

LEGO map of South America

Regionalism and Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has once more demonstrated the fragility of Latin American regional and subregional organizations, and the reasons for it: the weaknesses of domestic institutions, the lack of shared interests and values, and the dependence on foreign powers. It is not too late to turn the pandemic into an opportunity to acknowledge the existence of common interests, and the value of pursuing them collectively.

Ana Covarrubias

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

AMLO & Trump

AMLO’s Visit to the White House

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met this week in Washington with US President Donald Trump in López Obrador’s first trip abroad since taking office in December 2018. The Inter-American Dialogue invited some key experts to comment on the significance of this trip, and Michael Shifter offered his comments for a number of publications reflecting on the relationship between the two leaders and the outcome of the meeting. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙

Gustau Alegret and Michael Shifter Video

AMLO visita Washington DC

En esta entrevista con NTN24, Michael Shifter habló con Gustau Alegret sobre la reciente reunión entre Donald Trump y Andrés Manuel López Obrador en la Casa Blanca, y sus implicaciones para los EEUU, México y Venezuela.

Michael Shifter, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Michael Shifter interviewed by CGTN Video

US-Mexico trade relations in focus

CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg spoke with Michael Shifter, president of Inter-American Dialogue, about US-Mexico trade relations after Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the United States for a meeting with President Donald Trump.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN