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Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele

What’s Behind El Salvador’s Reform of the Constitution?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on El Salvador’s proposed constitutional reforms and what they mean for the country.

Beatrice Rangel, Ricardo Cevallos, Celia Medrano, Tim Muth, Ricardo Valencia

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 Shifter en República Video

Shifter: “Nadie puede cuestionar que Bukele es un presidente muy popular con los salvadoreños”

En esta entrevista para el programa República, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano y su copanelista Helena Olea, directora asociada de Alianza Américas, conversaron con la periodista Wendy Monterrosa. Se habló sobre varios temas actuales como la crisis migratoria en la frontera entre los EEUU y Mexico, los resultados de las elecciones legislativas en El Salvador y el Plan Biden para Centroamérica.

Michael Shifter, Wendy Monterrosa

Interviews ˙ ˙ Canal 33 - República

Event Card - Dudley, Wolf, Zúñiga Video

Anatomy of MS-13: Policy Implications for El Salvador and the US

On October 27, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Anatomy of MS-13 – Policy Implications for El Salvador and the US” using the groundbreaking publication by Steven Dudley, MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang, as a basis for discussion. The event featured remarks by Dudley and commentary by Sonja Wolf, and Ricardo Zúñiga. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue moderated the conversation. 

Amy Doring

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Michael Shifter Video

Shifter: “No se puede justificar los ataques del Gobierno del Salvador contra algunos medios”

Michael Shifter conversó junto a Ana Sol Gutiérrez, la ex-delegada de la Asamblea Estatal de Maryland, con Canal 33 de El Salvador donde analizaron la posición de legisladores y funcionarios estadounidenses sobre los ataques a la prensa en El Salvador. También discutieron los cambios en la agenda latinoamericana en caso de un triunfo del partido demócrata y las negociaciones entre el gobierno de Bukele y las pandillas.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ República | Canal TV 33 El Salvador

A Honduran prison. // File Photo: Honduran Government.

Can the Northern Triangle Contain a Prison Pandemic?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the coronavirus outbreaks in Northern Triangle prisons.

Barry McCaffrey, Adam Blackwell, Yulia Vorobyeva, Tiziano Breda

Latin America Advisor ˙

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, Beatrice Rangel, Mari Carmen Aponte

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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Northern Triangle: The Origins of America's Migrant Crisis Video

Northern Triangle: The Origins of America’s Migrant Crisis

Great Decisions examines in the documentary “Northern Triangle: The Origins of America’s Migrant Crisis” the Western Hemisphere’s migration crisis and the fractured societies at the heart of it: Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, is one of the featured guests in this documentary. 

Michael Shifter, MacDara King

Interviews ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy Association

Photo of Manuel Orozco at the Inter-American Dialogue Office

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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