Analysis

Will the New US Aid Plan for Central America Be Successful?

Will Central American governments spend the money effectively? Do the countries in the isthmus have a good plan to fight the drug cartels?

Francisco Altschul, Francisco Villagrán de León, Kevin Casas-Zamora, James M. Meyer

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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North Capital Forum 2023: The Trilateral Relationship

Rebecca Bill Chavez, President & CEO of the Inter-American Dialogue, participated in the North Capital Forum in Mexico City from October 4th to 6th. Chavez moderated the panel discussion “What’s Going On: Ambassadors Reflect on the Status of the Trilateral Relationship”

Rebecca Bill Chavez

Presentations ˙ ˙ The North Capital Forum

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Can Ecuador’s Next President Make the Country Safer?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on security challenges facing Ecuador’s incoming president.

Daniela Chacón Arias, Adam Isacson, John Polga-Hecimovich, Diego Andrés Almeida, Santiago Mosquera, Luis Barrios

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Remilitarization in Central America

On Thursday October 12, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private event with IBI Consultants to celebrate the publication of the report “Remilitarization in Central America: A Comparable and Regional Analysis.”

Marianne Richardson

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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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Could a Kenya-Led Force Increase Security in Haiti?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the potential deployment of Kenyan law enforcement officers to lead a multinational police force in Haiti.

Monique Clesca, Peter Hakim, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Richard Gowan, Martha Doggett, James Morrell

Latin America Advisor ˙

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How Is the Opioid Crisis Affecting U.S.-Mexico Ties?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the rising political tension between the United States and Mexico over the fentanyl crisis.

Arturo Sarukhan, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Stephanie Brewer, Earl Anthony Wayne, Gary J. Hale, Arantza Alonso

Latin America Advisor ˙

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 ˙