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Bukele is Creating a Political Crisis in El Salvador

Manuel Orozco interviews with Tomás Guevara of El Diaro at Hoy to discuss the political crisis in El Salvador due to recent actions made by president Bukele, which include, storming the Legislative Assembly on Sunday, February 9th with military and police officials and threatening to dissolve the Legislative Assembly.

Manuel Orozco, Tomás Guevara

Interviews ˙ ˙ ElSalvador.com

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5G and the Evolution of Smart Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

On November 14, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event, “5G and the Evolution of Smart Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean,” featuring panelists Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer of the International Finance Corporation; Luis Fiallo, Vice President of China Telecom Americas; Ed Roach, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Associate General Counsel, SBA Communications; and Rachel Samrén, EVP and Chief External Affairs Officer of Millicom. Ernesto Muyshondt, mayor of San Salvador, El Salvador, provided the keynote address while Margaret Myers, director of the Asia and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue moderated the panel discussion.

Julia Weil

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Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders

On May 23, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted a panel called “Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders” as the third and final installment of the joint Dialogue/IDB “Anticorruption, Transparency and Intergrity” Symposia series.

Tamar Ziff

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What Will Relations With China Mean for El Salvador?

El Salvador on Aug. 21 became the latest country to break diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of establishing them with China. The move left Taiwan with just 17 nations that recognize its government, nine of which are in Latin America and the Caribbean. Why did El Salvador’s government make…

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Cevallos, Carlos Imendia

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Criminal Violence and Transitional Justice in El Salvador

On July 2, the Inter-American Dialogue and Counterpart International partnered to host ”Criminal Violence and Transitional Justice in El Salvador.” Speakers discussed the effects of the 2016 repeal of the 1993 Amnesty Law and the relationship between prosecuting past and present crimes in El Salvador.

David Toppelberg

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The End of TPS: Policy Options, Social Impacts

On Wednesday, February 14th the Inter-American Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances & Development Program hosted a panel discussion concerning the political, economic, and social implications of ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. Moderated by the Director of the Program, Manuel Orozco, the panel included María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Former Foreign Minister of El Salvador; Andrew Selee, President of the Migration Policy Institute; and Oscar Chacón, Executive Director of Alianza Americas.

Audrey Velanovich

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Towards an Adjustment of Status for Salvadorans with TPS

In January, 2018 the US government announced that it will not renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. This report will explore the consequences of this decision and offer several proposals for avoiding or mitigating the potential harm to Salvadorans currently protected by TPS.

Manuel Orozco

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Can Central America Break the Cycle of Drugs, Corruption and Gang War?

The roots of Central America’s challenges run deep, and the Trump Administration’s policies seem unlikely to help Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras make significant progress.

Michael Shifter, Ben Raderstorf, Kaitlin Lavinder

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Migration

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping migration flows in the Central American region.

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