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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.

Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Tapen Sinha, Leslie Palma, Alma Caballero, 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

In his first foreign trip as Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador arrived Tuesday in Washington and meets today with U.S. President Donald Trump. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

What Will AMLO Gain From His Visit to the White House?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Mexican President López Obrador’s first trip abroad since taking office, to Washington.

Arturo Sarukhan, Martha Bárcena, Earl Anthony Wayne, Laura Carlsen

Latin America Advisor ˙

Natural gas pipeline

Q&A with Lisa Viscidi on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, spoke with Natural Gas Intelligence’s Adam Williams about recent regulatory changes to Mexico’s energy sector and how they are impacting the country’s natural gas market. They discuss obstacles that could affect the country’s energy sovereignty, investment opportunities, natural gas imports from the United States, and concerns surrounding political risk in the sector.

Lisa Viscidi, Adam Williams

Interviews ˙ ˙ Natural Gas Intelligence

Michael Shifter interviewed by Daniel Zovatto Video

La pandemia en América Latina: poderes de emergencia, corrupción e inseguridad

En esta entrevista con Aristegui Noticias, Michael Shifter habló con Daniel Zovatto, Director Regional de IDEA Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe, sobre el impacto de la pandemia en los Estados Unidos, América Latina en general y también casos específicos como Brasil, México, El Salvador, Nicaragua y Venezuela. 

Michael Shifter, Daniel Zovatto

Interviews ˙ ˙ Aristegui Noticias