Analysis

Colombian President Iván Duque on April 12 touted his government’s security achievements in a speech to the U.N. Security Council. // Photo: United Nations.

Has Security in Colombia Improved Under Duque?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the state of security in Colombia under Iván Duque’s administration.

Elizabeth Dickinson, Adam Isacson, Gwen Burnyeat, Richard McColl

Latin America Advisor ˙

Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols, Manuel Orozco, Michael Shifter Video

A Conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols on Central America

On March 16, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to tackle the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, introduced the conversation, which was moderated by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program at the Dialogue.

Shaily Acharya

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Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, last month refused to rule out the possibility of the country sending military actors to Latin America. Members of Russia’s military are pictured. // File Photo: Russian Armed Forces.

What Are Russia’s Military Intentions in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Russian interests and influence in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Vicki Huddleston, Alexander Belezeko, Fabiana Perera, Douglas Farah

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Biden’s Central America Plan – Perspectives from the Region

On February 17, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Biden’s Central America Plan – Perspectives from the Region” in partnership with Creative Associates International. Taking into account the Biden administration’s plan for Central America, speakers addressed the region’s doubts, needs and aspirations with respect to US partnerships toward short-term and long-term development in the region.

Worth Talley

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The Return of Latin America’s Military

Rebecca Bill Chavez warns in an article for the New York Times on that as we enter a global democratic recession, we must not ignore increasing trends of militarization in Latin America.

Rebecca Bill Chavez

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ New York Times

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Nafta’s Renegotiation Risks National Security

Rebecca Bill Chavez writes for the New York Times on strained relations between the United States and Mexico following the Trump administration’s threats to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Rebecca Bill Chavez

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ New York Times

A Conversation with Bill Richardson

As the global financial crisis continues to alter US relations with the hemisphere, greater engagement in the region remains critical to US interests.

Rachel Schwartz

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