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Michael Shifter and Pedro Vargas Núñez Video

¿Convertirá Biden a EEUU en una Venezuela como lo afirma Trump?

Michael Shifter participó en una conversación con Pedro Vargas Núñez, editor de Portafolio. Entre los temas centrales estuvieron el análisis del primer debate presidencial y los efectos de la crisis sobre los resultados de recientes encuestas electorales. También se discutió acerca de cómo la campaña de Trump trata de instaurar la imagen de Biden como socialista y sobre las acciones que cada candidato podría tomar en el último tramo de las elecciones para así ganar la mayor cantidad de votantes indecisos.

Michael Shifter, Pedro Vargas Núñez

Interviews ˙ ˙ Portafolio

24th Annual CAF Conference Video

Looking Back at the 24th CAF Conference

On September 9, 10, and 11, 2020, over 6,000 participants from around the world convened virtually for the 24th Annual CAF Conference to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Western Hemisphere.

Sofia Lalinde

Event Summaries ˙

Two Mexican states recently banned the sale of sweetened drinks and high-calorie packaged foods to minors. // File Photo: Amada Shepherd via Unsplash.com.

Will Banning High-Calorie Foods Make Mexicans Healthier?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on curbing so-called lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes in Mexico.

Arturo Sarukhan, Andrew Rudman, Nicolás Mariscal, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Santiago López, Núria Homedes, Arachu Castro

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter at the Inter-American Dialogue

Shifter: “Vamos hacia una intensificación de los nacionalismos”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Inter-Americano, habló con Carlos Morales Peña de Forbes Bolivia sobre la crisis desatada por el Covid-19, su efecto en el orden político y económico mundial, los posibles cambios en el proceso de globalización y el rol de China, entre otros. 

Michael Shifter, Carlos Morales Peña

Interviews ˙ ˙ Forbes Bolivia

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?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Laura Gaviria Halaby, 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