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Michael Shifter in conversation with Gustau Alegret Video

La conferencia CAF discute la variedad de retos que enfrenta la región latinoamericana con la pandemia

La región latinoamericana sigue siendo golpeada por la pandemia, agravando los desafíos ya existentes en la región. Este hecho formó parte central de la discusión multifacética en la Conferencia anual CAF 2020 sobre la situación cambiante y las nuevas preocupaciones en medio de la pandemia. Michael Shifter conversó con NTN24 sobre la segunda jornada de CAF y una variedad de temas, entre ellos: la crisis económica, la pandemia, la elección presidencial para el BID y el efecto de la elección presidencial 2020 en Estados Unidos para la política latinoamericana. 

Michael Shifter, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

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

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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

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Member in the News: Yolanda Kakabadse

Dialogue member Yolanda Kakabadse, together with eight environmental leaders from throughout the region, released on May 27, 2020 the declaration “Principles for a Sustainable Future for Latin America in Times of Pandemic and Global Crisis.”

Yolanda Kakabadse

Member in the News ˙ ˙ ACTION LAC

Jose Angel Gurria Video

Assessing the Economic and Social Impact of Covid-19 – A Conversation with OECD Secretary-General, Ángel Gurría

On May 22, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Assessing the Economic and Social Impact of Covid-19 – A Conversation with OECD Secretary-General, Ángel Gurría.” Before being appointed Secretary-General in 2006, Gurría served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance and Public Credit for his home country of Mexico. He has been a member of the Dialogue since 2001.

Sarah Galbenski

Event Summaries ˙

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 ˙

Michael Shifter en entrevista con Canal N Video

El impacto del Coronavirus en Perú

En esta entrevista para el programa 20/20 de Canal N, Michael Shifter y Mávila Huertas hablaron sobre los efectos del Covid-19 en América Latina, la situación actual en Perú, la importancia de las instituciones y las diferencias entre esta pandemia y la crisis financiera de 2008-2009.

Michael Shifter, Mávila Huertas

Interviews ˙ ˙ Canal N

Event participants Video

Innovation and Technology in Latin America’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

On May 13, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online webinar “Innovation and Technology in Latin America’s Post-Pandemic Recovery” with the participation of Carmen Pagés-Serra, Chief of the Labor Markets and Social Security Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank, Andrés Cadena, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co., Ángel Melguizo, Vice President, External & Regulatory Affairs at AT&T DirecTV Latin America, and Victor Muñoz, National Innovation and Digital Transformation Advisor at the Colombian Presidency.

Irene Estefanía, Sarah Galbenski

Event Summaries ˙

Image of Earth in outer space, taken by NASA.

Will the Pandemic Lead to a Less Globalized World?

Will the post-coronavirus world see a significant shift away from multilateralism, and which countries in Latin America and the Caribbean would stand to gain or lose the most in this context?

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Kenneth Maxwell, Isabel de Saint Malo, José Antonio Ocampo

Latin America Advisor ˙

Pandemic Response and Executive Authority – The Case of El Salvador Video

Pandemic Response and Executive Authority – The Case of El Salvador

On April 22, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted Pandemic Response and Executive Authority – The Case of El Salvador, an online event focused on recent developments in El Salvador, including President Nayib Bukele’s open defiance of the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber ruling against arbitrary detention in containment centers for those who break quarantine.

Catharine Christie, Carole Botello

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Photo: Honduran Armed Forces.

How Can Countries Guarantee Food in Emergencies?

How can countries such as Honduras best guarantee food security in times of emergency, and what sorts of unanticipated disruptions could emerge in the food value chain as a result of government intervention in Honduras?

María Dolores Agüero, Juan Carlos Sikaffy C., James D. Nealon, Stephen C. Donehoo, Diana Chavez

Latin America Advisor ˙

Donna Shalala, Michael Shifter, US southern command Video

US Regional Cooperation on Covid-19 with Congresswoman Donna Shalala

On March 26, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conference call with Congresswoman Donna Shalala (D-FL, 27). The discussion centered around the spread of Covid-19 in Latin America & the Caribbean and how the United States can work with international partners to combat the pandemic.

Sofia Lalinde, Melanie Ordoñez

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