Analysis

Speakers at the Fourth Annual Latin America Energy Conference Video

Speakers discuss national oil company strategies, the energy transition, and US-Latam energy relations at the Dialogue’s annual energy conference

2020 has been a tumultuous year for Latin America’s energy sector. The global pandemic has led to a sharp decline in oil demand and prices even as clean energy investments accelerate. With presidential elections around the corner in the United States, the future of US energy diplomacy in the region is unclear. Industry executives, government officials, and corporate representatives convened to discuss the challenges and opportunities in today’s energy markets during the virtual Fourth Annual Energy Conference.

María José Rocha

Event Summaries ˙

President Donald J. Trump and President of the United Mexican States Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sign a joint declaration

US – Latin America Relations: Can the Damage be Repaired?

The abdication of US leadership and virtually no response to the global pandemic in Latin America most dramatically revealed the fundamental indifference of the Trump administration towards the region. What would a new, Biden-led Democratic US administration in January 2021 (which as of this writing appears more likely than not) mean for Latin American policy?

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Política Exterior

Carlos F. Chamorro interviewing Michael Shifter Video

Shifter: “Joe Biden no es blando, es un duro con las dictaduras”

Michael Shifter conversó con Carlos Fernando Chamorro de Confidencial para tratar cómo la administración Biden manejaría los temas más apremiantes de América Latina y cómo las relaciones regionales podrían cambiar. La conversación abarcó una amplia gama de temas como la estrategia interna de la campaña Biden, un conflicto posible entre Biden y Claver-Carone, y la política de Biden hacia los dictadores de la región.

Michael Shifter, Carlos F. Chamorro

Interviews ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Alliot Abrams speaking Video

Elliot Abrams’ Appointment and the Seizure of Tankers From Iran to Venezuela

Michael Shifter was a featured guest on the podcast Background Briefing with Ian Masters where he spoke about current events affecting Venezuela. The conversation focused on Elliot Abrams’ recent appointment to special envoy for both Venezuela and Iran as well as the United States’ seizure of Iranian tankers headed to Venezuela.

Michael Shifter, Ian Masters

Interviews ˙ ˙ Background Briefing

Peter Hakim Video

Las elecciones en Estados Unidos: perspectivas para Chile y América Latina

El 13 de julio, la Fundación Chilena del Pacífico organizó un webinar para analizar la carrera por la Casa Blanca y los potenciales impactos en Chile y América Latina de los resultados de las elecciones del próximo 3 de noviembre. Peter Hakim, presidente emérito del Diálogo Interamericano, y el senador José Miguel Insulza, ex secretario general de la OEA y ex canciller, ofrecieron sus comentarios. Hakim discutió las posiciones actuales de Trump y Biden en la carrera presidencial y sus políticas contrastantes hacia América Latina.

Peter Hakim

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Fundación Chilena del Pacífico / ABAC Chile

Michael Camilleri speaks at an FGV event Video

The US Presidential Election and the Future of US-Brazil Relations

The Getúlio Vargas Foundation Escola de Relações Internacionais held a public online event on July 7 to discuss discuss current US-Brazil relations and implications of the upcoming US presidential election on the future of these relations. Michael Camilleri appeared as the featured speaker.

Michael Camilleri, Oliver Stuenkel

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ FGV Escola de Relações Internacionais