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Uncertainty in Latin America: A Political Outlook

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, sits down with Latinvex to answer important questions as three major economies in Latin America – Brazil, Chile, and Colombia – approach presidential elections and other countries face crises and protests. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Latinvex

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Democracy Under Siege: The Region’s Reaction to Bukele

At an in-person event organized by the Inter-American Dialogue, along with CESCOS (Center for the Study of Contemporary Open Societies) and the University ORT in Uruguay, panelists analyzed the popularity of President Bukele despite allegations of abuses committed in the context of the state of exception adopted in the country, the impact of punitive security policies on the rule of law, attempts to export Bukele’s model to the region, and alternative strategies to counter abusive security policies. 

Daniel Caballero

Event Summaries ˙

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Bolstering Democratic Governance Through Foreign Policy

Dr. Rebecca Bill Chavez, president and CEO of the Inter-American Dialogue and Antonia Urrejola, former foreign minister of Chile came together for an exchange titled, “Bolstering Democratic Governance Through Foreign Policy.”

Anastasia Chacón González

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Taraciuk Broner: “The US, the region, and the European Union need to be good neighbors and that means paying closer attention to what is happening in Cuba today.”

Tamara Taraciuk Broner, director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program of the Inter-American Dialogue provided her analysis on the situation in Cuba. The conversation covers analysis on the latest developments in Cuba. What is happening with the protests and what elements should be observed? How does the picture look from the outside? What could be coming and what can be done? 

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Interviews ˙ ˙ Forum 2000 Network

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What Must Peru’s New President Do to Bring Stability?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the challenges facing Peru’s new president, Dina Boluarte, following the ouster of her predecessor, Pedro Castillo.

Cynthia McClintock, Francisco Durand, Mercedes Aráoz, Julio Carrión, Augusto Álvarez-Rodrich, Eileen Gavin

Latin America Advisor ˙

Gustavo Petro was elected Colombia’s president on Sunday and celebrated victory with his running mate, Francia Márquez. // Photo: Facebook Page of Francia Márquez.

What Will Petro’s Presidency Mean for Colombia?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the results of the Colombian presidential election.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Guzmán, Maria Velez de Berliner, Elizabeth Dickinson, Laura Carlsen, Marco Molina, Sashe Dimitroff

Latin America Advisor ˙

Heads of state from across the Americas are to gather next month in Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas. A meeting of the most recent summit, in Lima in 2018, is pictured. // File Photo: Peruvian Government

How Much Can the Summit of the Americas Achieve?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.

Maureen Meyer, Roberta Lajous, Peter DeShazo, Katya Rimkunas

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Radical Transparency: The Last Hope for Fighting Corruption in Latin America

Santiago Canton and Benjamin Gedan offered recommendations for how to increase transparency and combat corruption in Latin America in an article for the Georgetown Journal for International Affairs

Santiago Canton, Benjamin Gedan

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Georgetown Journal for International Affairs

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The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere

Across the Americas, political leadership committed to greater collaboration to tackle health, social, economic, and political challenges has been sorely lacking. The Dialogue is pleased to present the 2022 Linowitz report “The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere,” which provides an analysis of the interrelated challenges facing the Western Hemisphere today and policy proposals to enhance collaboration across the hemisphere, all with an eye towards the Ninth Summit of the Americas.

Members of the Inter-American Dialogue

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Gabriel Boric, 36, is set to become the youngest president in Chile’s modern history when he is sworn in today. // File Photo: Facebook Page of Gabriel Boric.

What Should Chile Expect From Its New President?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on Chile’s new progressive president, Gabriel Boric.

Michael Shifter, Jorge Heine, Mariana Zepeda, Patricio Navia

Latin America Advisor ˙

The next Summit of the Americas will be held in Los Angeles in June. The opening session of Qthe last summit, in Peru in 2018, is pictured. // File Photo: Peruvian Government.

What Would Make the Summit of the Americas a Success?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on what can be expected from the June 2022 Summit of the Americas.

Eric Garcetti, Peter Hakim, Roberta Lajous, Peter DeShazo, Rubens Barbosa

Latin America Advisor ˙