Analysis

Kamala Harris

How did Harris’ Central America trip go?

Noah Bierman, from the Los Angeles Times, travelled with Vice President Harris to the region and interviewed Rebecca Bill Chavez, non-resident senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, to assess the trip and the bigger questions it raises about the Biden administration’s strategy for reducing migration. 

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Noah Bierman

Interviews ˙ ˙ Los Angeles Times

Collage for Central America Event Video

Addressing the Root Causes of Migration from Central America

On April 21, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, Creative Associates International, and the International Organization on Migration hosted the online event Addressing the Root Causes of Migration from Central America to discuss trends in Central American migration alongside practical solutions for managing these flows and addressing the factors pressuring people to leave their homes.

Kathryn Klaas

Event Summaries ˙

Joe Biden speaking

Shifter: “De parte de Biden vamos a ver firmeza contra Nicolás Maduro”

Michael Shifter, presidente de Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con La Nación de Costa Rica sobre la llegada de Joe Biden a La Casa Blanca y sus implicaciones para América Latina. También se conversó acerca de la política migratoria del nuevo gobierno de Estados Unidos, la situación en Venezuela y el manejo de la crisis del Covid-19 en la región.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ La Nación de Costa Rica

Roberta Jacobson

Member in the News: Roberta Jacobson

Roberta Jacobson, former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, will join the National Security Council under US President Joe Biden to oversee issues related to the US southern border.

Roberta Jacobson

Member in the News ˙

Joe Biden speaks at a rally during his campaign for the presidency

Biden’s Latin America Opportunity: Why the Western Hemisphere Is More Important Than Ever

As the Biden administration prepares to restore US leadership on the global stage, enhanced coordination with Latin America and the Caribbean on vital issues such as climate change, human rights, and a rules-based trading system beckons as a strategic opportunity. The president-elect, more than any recent occupant of the White House, is well placed to seize it.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Video

Will We See More Caravans?

As the Honduran migrant caravan reaches Tijuana seeking to cross the border to the United States, important political and humanitarian controversies have sprung around Central American caravans.

Manuel Orozco

Podcasts ˙ ˙ CSIS

Trends in Central American Migration

Manuel Orozco analyzes the current trends in Central American immigration. Although it is a relatively new phenomenon, mostly dating from the late 1970s, its impact in the region and on foreign policy is quite significant.

Manuel Orozco, Andrew Thompson , Eileen Gavin

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin News