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Joe Biden speaking during the 20th Annual CAF Conference

Joe Biden’s Presidency: Implications for Latin America & the Caribbean

After a divisive campaign season and unprecedented election year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, Joe Biden will be sworn in today as the 46th president of the United States of America. What implications will his presidency have for US foreign policy, particularly in Latin America? Our experts share their opinions in these quotes, op-eds, interviews, and Q&As from the Latin America Advisor.

Michael Shifter, Michael Camilleri, Margaret Myers, Lisa Viscidi

Michael Shifter Video

Shifter: “Es muy difícil imaginar una decisión más cínica que la de poner a Cuba en la lista de países que patrocinan el terrorismo en el mundo.”

En entrevista con El Washington Post, él podcast en español de The Washington Post, Michael Shifter comentó acerca de la inclusión de Cuba en la lista de países patrocinadores del terrorismo y las implicaciones que esto tendrá para la administración Biden.

Michael Shifter, Juan Carlos Iragorri, Dori Toribio , Jorge Espinosa

Podcasts ˙ ˙ El Washington Post

Michael Shifter in his office Video

Shifter: “Estados Unidos podría tener nuevos brotes de violencia.”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Carolay Morales de Radio Cadena Nacional sobre las implicaciones del asalto al Capitolio en Washington, DC por parte de grupos extremistas el pasado 6 de enero. También se tocaron temas como la decisión tomada por el gobierno saliente de Donald Trump de incluir nuevamente a Cuba en la lista de países que apoyan el terrorismo.

Michael Shifter, Carolay Morales

Interviews ˙ ˙ Radio Cadena Nacional

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “Ortega perhaps has some wishful thinking, and he may have a rude awakening”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Frederic Puglie of The Washington Times about the current situation in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. The conversation also explored how the incoming Biden administration will deal with the leaders of these left-leaning countries. 

Michael Shifter, Frederic Puglie

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Times

Analista político y director de Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter

Shifter: “El medio ambiente va a ser central para el nuevo presidente de EEUU”

En entrevista con El Comercio, el presidente de Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter, dijo desde Washington que el presidente electo de Estados Unidos tiene varios asuntos en agenda en Latinoamérica: la crisis migratoria, el futuro del régimen en Venezuela y las posibles tensiones con Brasil y México.

Michael Shifter, Gisella López Lenci

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Comercio

Joe Biden

Victoria de Joe Biden en las elecciones estadounidenses

Después de una divisiva campaña y un año electoral sin precedentes marcado por la pandemia Covid-19, Joe Biden ha resultado vencedor en las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos y se convertirá en el 46º presidente de los Estados Unidos. ¿Qué implicaciones tendrá su presidencia para la política exterior de Estados Unidos, particularmente en América Latina? 

Michael Shifter, Michael Camilleri, Margaret Myers, Lisa Viscidi

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

Event Summaries ˙

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