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Michael Shifter interviewed by CGTN Video

Coronavirus in the Americas

In this interview with CGTN America, Michael Shifter spoke with Frances Kuo about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Latin America and the Caribbean, discussing inequality, the informal economy, and China’s presence in the region.

Michael Shifter, Frances Kuo

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN Americas

People with masks and event participants Video

Peru’s Covid-19 Outbreak

On June 30, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Peru’s Covid-19 Outbreak,” a webinar featuring Alberto Vergara, Lucía Dammert, and Carolina Trivelli. The discussion focused on the political and institutional dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic in Peru as the country faces some of the worst infection rates in the world.

Casey Wetherbee

Event Summaries ˙

Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou was faced with the coronavirus pandemic soon after he took office in March. // File Photo: Uruguayan Government.

How Is Uruguay Avoiding the Worst of Covid-19?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Uruguay’s successful response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nicolás Saldías, Rosario Medero, Ignacio Bartesaghi, Giovanni Escalante, Scott Morgenstern, Juan Andrés Moraes

Latin America Advisor ˙

The Covid-19 pandemic may push millions of people into hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the United Nations World Food Program. A Salvadoran family that participates in a World Food Program initiative is pictured above. // File Photo: WFP.

Where Are Latin Americans Most At Risk of Starvation?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on food insecurity in the region amid Covid-19 and the role of the government, the private sector and multilateral organizations in ensuring citizens have access to food.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Lidia Fromm Cea, Diana Chavez, Martín Piñeiro

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter speaks during CARI Event Video

Reunión del Comité de los Estados Unidos de CARI

CARI, el Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales, organizó una conversación virtual entre José Octavio Bordón y Michael Shifter, donde hablaron sobre la política de Estados Unidos hacia América Latina, en especial hacia Brasil y Argentina, la actitud de Donald Trump hacia China y el funcionamiento del sistema político en…

Michael Shifter, José Octavio Bordón

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales

Virtual Members Forum

Virtual Forum for Dialogue Members

On May 19, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted its first virtual forum for Dialogue members to discuss the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sofia Lalinde, Casey Wetherbee

Event Summaries ˙

A photo of empty streets in Santiago, Chile. // Photo: Municipality of Santiago.

Has Covid Halted Momentum for Change in Chile?

Has the coronavirus pandemic interrupted protesters’ momentum and hopes for social change in Chile?

Patricio D. Navia, María Cristina Escudero, Claudia Heiss, Guillermo Holzmann

Latin America Advisor ˙

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno recently cited technology companies in Colombia among the innovators during the Covid-19 pandemic. // File Photo: Inter-American Development Bank.

Can Innovation and Tech Help Colombia Cope and Recover?

How can innovation and technology be deployed in Colombia in education, health, financial services and other areas affected by the health and economic crises?

Laura Gaviria Halaby, Maria Velez de Berliner, Felipe Colmenares, Kathleen McInerney

Latin America Advisor ˙

President Donald J. Trump points to a reporter with a question during the coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Trump Show

In just two months, the US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed US casualties from the Vietnam War, and more than 30 million American workers have already applied for unemployment insurance. Against the backdrop of this devastating health and economic crisis, Trump is simply unable to show real leadership and has been unwilling to assume his share of responsibility for the calamity. As the US entered the worst phase of the crisis, his position on the pandemic has been notably incoherent and contradictory.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Faro

El Salvador's President, Nayib Bukele.

Is El Salvador’s Bukele Operating Above the Law?

Is President Nayib Bukele right or wrong to stand his ground on the government’s tough coronavirus lockdown measures in El Salvador despite court rulings against them?

Carlos Dada, Leonor Arteaga, Mari Carmen Aponte, Beatrice Rangel

Latin America Advisor ˙

Gustau Alegret & Margaret Myers Video

China y la “diplomacia de mascarillas” en América Latina

En esta entrevista con NTN24, Margaret Myers habló sobre el rol crucial de China en el combate del coronavirus en Latinoamérica, así como la “diplomacia de mascarillas” o “mask diplomacy” impulsada por este país.

Margaret Myers, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

united nations security council

Members in the News: Rebeca Grynspan, Susana Malcorra & Christiana Figueres

On April 9, members of the “Group of Women Leaders, Voices for Change and Inclusion” called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to address the Covid-19 crisis in an electronically signed letter. Amongst the notable signatories are Dialogue members Christiana Figueres, Rebeca Grynspan, and Susana Malcorra.

Susana Malcorra, Christiana Figueres, Rebeca Grynspan

Member in the News ˙

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