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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

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 ˙

Patterns of Central American Migration

Historical legacies of civil war and poorly performing economies within the context of globalization have shaped Central American Migration.

Manuel Orozco

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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

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

Remesas convertidas en ahorro

En alianza con Banpro y la Alianza para las Migraciones en Centroamérica y México, nuestro programa de inclusión financiera generó US$960,000 en ahorros.

Iván Olivares

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Video

How Insecurity Shapes Daily Life in Central America

On October 3, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event entitled “How Insecurity Shapes Daily Life in Central America” to discuss a report recently published by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) on crime avoidance in Central America. The event was moderated by Michael Shifter, with the speakers including Elizabeth Zechmeister, Carole Wilson, Michael Camilleri, and Juan Gonzalez. The panel discussed the report’s methodology and findings, as well as some of the broader implications of the research for policymakers in Latin America and the United States.

Anastasia Sendoun

Event Summaries ˙

Video

18 meses de prórroga para los salvadoreños

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos ha decidido terminar con el Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) para los inmigrantes de El Salvador, con un período de inactividad de 18 meses.  Sin embargo, el canciller Hugo Martínez resalta el plazo otorgado por Washington para la expiración de las preferencias temporales que cobijan a más de 200 mil ciudadanos para septiembre del 2019. El análisis al tema con Manuel Orozco, director del programa de Migración, Desarrollo y Remesas del Diálogo Interamericano.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN Español

Violence in Central America: Do no harm, Mr. Trump

Sending back 200,000 Salvadorans to an already strained region flies in the face of the objectives of the Alliance for Prosperity, and is a surefire way to worsen the social ills that lie at the root of the massive exodus to the United States. A chaotic Central America is a story with no winners except criminal syndicates.

Kevin Casas-Zamora

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Global Americans

Towards an Adjustment of Status for Salvadorans with TPS

In January, 2018 the US government announced that it will not renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. This report will explore the consequences of this decision and offer several proposals for avoiding or mitigating the potential harm to Salvadorans currently protected by TPS.

Manuel Orozco

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