Analysis

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

Shifter speaking in a GACInt event

The New US Administration, its Hemispheric Policy, and its Relationship with Brazil

On April 7, the Grupo de Análise da Conjuntura Internacional from the Instituto de Relações Internacionais (GACInt) at the University of São Paulo held a private roundtable to discuss the priorities of the Biden administration in the Americas.

Michael Shifter, Roberto Teixeira da Costa, Abrão M. Árabe Neto

Presentations ˙

A photograph, in color, of new Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga speaking into a microphone.

Can Brazil Stop Spiraling Covid-19 Cases and Deaths?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Brazil’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing health crisis.

Monica de Bolle, Nestor Forster Jr., Gabriela Lotta, Paulo M. Buss, Valéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva

Latin America Advisor ˙

A photo, in color, of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva looking into the camera and speaking into a microphone.

How Will Lula Shake Up Brazil’s Political Landscape?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the Supreme Court decision regarding former Brazilian President Lula.

Peter Hakim, Oliver Stuenkel, Valeska Teixeira, Cristiano Zanin Martins, Daniel Runde, Adriana Dantas

Latin America Advisor ˙

The National Congress building in Brasília

What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Legislative Leadership Vote?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the selection of new leadership in both chambers of Brazil’s Congress and what it means for Bolsonaro.

Tabata Amaral, Gabrielle Trebat, Anya Prusa, Gilberto M. A. Rodrigues

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

Panelists and Event Card for Race and Policing in the US and Brazil Event Video

Race and Policing in the US and Brazil

On July 23, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Race and Policing in the US and Brazil,” to discuss what the recent cases of police violence reveal about systemic racism in the United States and Brazil.

Catharine Christie, Luisa Stalman

Event Summaries ˙

Amazon deforestation hit an 11-year high in 2019. A satellite image showing fires in the Brazilian Amazon in August 2019 is pictured above. // Photo: NASA.

Can Pressure From Foreign Investors Save the Amazon?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on investors’ threats to divest from Brazil if the government does not do more to protect the Amazon rain forest.

Emine Isciel, Tom Rideg, Galina Besedina, João Mauricio Teixeira da Costa, Gilberto Rodrigues, Mark Langevin

Latin America Advisor ˙

Recent comments by people in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s inner circle have raised concerns about the stability of Brazil’s democracy. // File Photo: Brazilian Government-.

Is Brazil’s Military Getting Too Involved in Domestic Politics?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the clash of democratic institutions in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro.

Peter Hakim, Anya Prusa, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva, Cláudio Gonçalves Couto

Latin America Advisor ˙

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

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “Si los precios de las materias primas siguen muy bajos, Sudamérica va a sufrir un golpe muy fuerte”

El titular de una de las instituciones más antiguas de Washington habló con Infobae. Considera que Alberto Fernández tuvo una reacción “rápida y admirable” ante el coronavirus, pero alertó que la Argentina está frente a “una enorme crisis económica” y que la región corre el riesgo de que la emergencia erosione las instituciones democráticas.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Serrichio

Interviews ˙ ˙ Infobae

Grupo de Trabajo en reunión

32ª Reunión Anual del Grupo de Trabajo sobre América Latina

La 32ª reunión del Grupo de Trabajo sobre América Latina (LAWG por sus siglas en inglés) tuvo lugar el 9 de diciembre en Washington, DC. En esta reunión, el grupo prestó especial atención a los disturbios y protestas que se vieron en la región en 2019.

Irene Estefanía, Melanie Ordoñez

Event Summaries ˙