Analysis

Panelists at Wall Street Event at the Dialogue Video

Wall Street’s Influence on Democracy in Latin America

While the market inherently lacks the ability to discriminate between democratic and undemocratic regimes, the identification of autocracy as a tangible risk factor is crucial. Investors must recognize that supporting non-democratic regimes ultimately undermines their own interests.

Daniel Caballero

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Presidential candidates in 2024, left to right: Claudia Sheinbaum, Luis Abinader and Nayib Bukele.

Latin America’s Election Super-Cycle Will Turn on One Key Factor

In Latin America’s 2024 electoral super-cycle, voters seem likely to reward leaders who address their most fundamental needs—in some cases regardless of whether they value democracy, clean government or the rule of law.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

Panelists at the event on What's Next for the International Response to Venezuela Video

What’s Next for the International Response to Venezuela?

At an in-person event organized by the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Chatham House, and the Inter-American Dialogue, panelists discussed the consequences of Venezuela’s crisis in anticipation of 2024, a pivotal year in which presidential elections are scheduled to take place.

Daniel Caballero, Trinidad Lorente

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photo of Nicolas Maduro during a meeting with Turkish Minister of Commerce

A Golden Bridge for the Maduro Government

As Venezuela’s presidential elections, scheduled for 2024, draw closer, the international community’s attention is primarily focused on how to use leverage to ensure minimal electoral conditions. US high-level officials have publicly said they would ease some of the economic and political sanctions imposed on the country in exchange for meaningful concessions by Nicolas Maduro’s government, and there is clearly an ongoing back channel between US and Venezuelan authorities along these lines. While this discussion is essential, it often overshadows a vital aspect of the conversation—the plan for what comes next. No transition of power is possible without a clear path forward after election day.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

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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

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Photo of Supreme Electoral Tribunal Justices in Brazil

Courts, a Last Line of Defense for Latin American Democracies

In Latin America today, traditional coups are no longer the biggest threat to liberal democracy. More perilous are democratically elected leaders who, once in power, deliberately and gradually undermine basic guarantees, such as judicial autonomy, electoral integrity, independent press work and free expression. 

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

photo of panelists in Guatemala event Video

Elections Series – Making Sense of Guatemala’s Upcoming Elections

As Guatemalans got ready to vote in presidential, legislative, and local elections scheduled for June 25, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel discussion with Guatemalan experts on the overall context in which these elections would take place.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

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Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere – Towards the Summit of the Americas

On March 31, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a public event to present its biennial Sol M. Linowitz policy report titled: “The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere: Towards the Ninth Summit of the Americas”. During the event, panelists discussed the main findings and recommendations of the report and analyzed the current state of regional and hemispheric cooperation.

Andrea Colombo

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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 ˙

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Elections and Institutional Crisis in El Salvador

On March 8, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, WOLA, Cristosal and DPLF hosted an event to discuss the recent legislative elections in El Salvador on January 28, how democratic governance has been challenged in the country in recent years, and how the United States–El Salvador relationship can change given the new US administration.

Sofía Corzo

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Michael Camilleri and other panelists speak at WOLA's event Video

Rising Corruption and Undermining the Rule of Law in Latin America

Michael Camilleri spoke as a panelist at a public event on July 29, 2020 hosted by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). The panel discussed the current state of anti-corruption efforts and rule of law in Latin America and the Trump administration’s impact on human rights and democracy in the region.

Michael Camilleri

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Washington Office on Latin America