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Ralph Gonsalves, the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (center), welcomed Cuban doctors to his country last March. // File Photo: Prensa Latina.

Is the Government of Cuba Exploiting Medical Workers?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Cuba’s doctors program and allegations of human rights violations.

Lenier González, Vicki Huddleston, Marco Rubio, Otto Reich, Wazim Mowla

Latin America Advisor ˙

Editor’s Picks: Top Content from the Latin America Advisor 2019

Top selections from the Latin America Advisor’s editorial staff of issues covering especially important developments during 2019, a remarkable year for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Erik Brand, Gene Kuleta, Anastasia Chacón González

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Is the Venezuela Crisis Becoming a Proxy Conflict?

While the crisis in Venezuela is primarily humanitarian in nature, international involvement has escalated to the point where a discussion of the geopolitics surrounding the issue is both appropriate and timely. To that end, the Inter-American Dialogue co-hosted a discussion on May 21 titled “Is the Venezuela Crisis Becoming a Proxy Conflict?” with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Paula Jaramillo

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Trump’s Cuba Sanctions Are a Mistake

President Donald Trump’s decision last month to increase sanctions on Cuba represents a strategic error with serious long-term repercussions for U.S. national security.

Rebecca Bill Chavez

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

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Shifter: “The Embarrassing Amateurism of Trump’s Foreign Policy Team”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed for Background Briefing with Ian Masters, where he discussed the Trump administration’s foreign policy towards Venezuela during this crisis and how their militarist thinking is not the best course of action.

Michael Shifter

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Background Briefing

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Anti-Maduro Uprising Turns Violent in Venezuela

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by CNN International on the anti-Maduro protests taking place in Venezuela as well as the role of Cuba in the Maduro regime.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

Is Cuba Hoping to Emulate China With Its New Constitution?

Far from a fundamental rethinking of the political framework, Cuba’s new constitution is a cautious attempt at salvaging a dysfunctional system.

Ricardo Barrios, Luis Carlos Battista

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Last week, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel marked 100 days in office. // File Photo: Cuban government.

Will Cuba’s New Constitution Bring Major Changes?

Cuba’s draft constitution recognizes private property and creates a prime minister position. But would it bring true change?

Vicki Huddleston, Peter Hakim, Ted Piccone, Paul Webster Hare, William M. LeoGrande

Latin America Advisor ˙

For Cuba’s Díaz-Canel, the Party Has Just Begun

Cuba has a new head of state in President Miguel Díaz-Canel. However, the residual power of the revolutionary generation means the rejuvenation of the island’s political elite is only getting started.

Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Australian Institute of International Affairs

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Trump promoverá su agenda en América Latina en su visita a Perú y Colombia

El presidente Donald Trump participará en la Cumbre de las Américas en Perú el 13 y 14 de abril. Después viajará a Colombia, en una visita que según la Casa Blanca resalta el compromiso del mandatario con la región. Juan Carlos López de CNN en Español analiza esta agenda con Michael Shifter.

Michael Shifter, Juan Carlos López

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN Español

After Raul: What Next for Cuba’s Political Economy?

On February 22, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Brookings Institution’s Latin American Initiative hosted an event to discuss the political and economic challenges Cuba will face amidst a presidential transition. This event was moderated by Michael Shifter with panelists Richard Feinberg from the Brookings Institution and William LeoGrande from American University.

Martín Rodriguez Nuñez

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