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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walking alongside Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

How Successful Was U.S. VP Harris’ Latin America Trip?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A about Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico and the Biden administration’s migration policy.

Eduardo Stein, Oscar Chacon, Katya Rimkunas, Andrea Tanco, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙

Kamala Harris

How did Harris’ Central America trip go?

Noah Bierman, from the Los Angeles Times, travelled with Vice President Harris to the region and interviewed Rebecca Bill Chavez, non-resident senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, to assess the trip and the bigger questions it raises about the Biden administration’s strategy for reducing migration. 

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Noah Bierman

Interviews ˙ ˙ Los Angeles Times

Michael Camilleri

Alumnus in the News: Michael Camilleri

Dialogue alumnus Michael Camilleri joined the Biden-Harris Administration as a senior advisor to Administrator-designate Samantha Power at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He will lead a new USAID task force on the Northern Triangle of Central America.

Michael Camilleri

Alumni in the News ˙

Dan Erikson

Alumnus in the News: Dan Erikson

Daniel P. Erikson, previously Managing Director at Blue Star Strategies, LLC has been sworn in as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Western Hemisphere Affairs. 

Daniel P. Erikson

Alumni in the News ˙

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

Event Summaries ˙

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 ˙

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

Great Decisions: A Discussion of World Affairs

This year, Dialogue experts were chosen to provide background information and analysis of US policy towards Latin America and China-Latin America relations for Great Decisions, the largest program focusing on the discussion of world affairs in the United States.. 

Bruno Binetti, Michael Shifter, Margaret Myers

Books ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy Association

Restricciones en EE.UU.: migrantes cada vez más vulnerables

La Justicia de EE.UU. avala la agenda antimigrantes de Donald Trump. Una victoria política para Trump y un revés para quienes tratan de pedir asilo como refugiados en aquel país. Manuel Orozco analiza la situación.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ Deutsche Welle

Beyond the Border: Regional Priorities and the Migration Debate in Central America

Michael Camilleri, Director of the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, spoke at an event hosted by the University of Notre Dame Keough School’s Initiative for Global Development called, “Beyond the Border: Regional Priorities and the Migration Debate in Central America.”

Michael Camilleri, Julia Searby

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ University of Notre Dame

A group of Venezuelan migrants in Cali, Colombia. // Photo: City of Cali.

Do Countries Have Enough Capacity to Handle Migrants?

Millions of people are fleeing the Northern Triangle, Venezuela & Nicaragua. Are neighboring countries able and willing to accept them?

Laura Chinchilla, Manuel Orozco, Tomás Páez Bravo, Ronal Rodríguez

Latin America Advisor ˙

Video

Corruption and Human Rights in the Northern Triangle

On June 27, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with the Due Process of Law Foundation and the Washington Office on Latin America to hold an expert discussion on “Corruption and Human Rights in the Northern Triangle.” The conversation gave insight as to how anti-corruption efforts in the Northern Triangle can benefit from the inclusion of human rights discourse and the work of international bodies, such as the CICIG in Guatemala and MACCIH in Honduras.

Camille Preel-Dumas

Event Summaries ˙

Video

Implicaciones humanitarias de la política inmigratoria de EEUU

Se multiplican las voces de indignación por la política inmigratoria de “cero tolerancia” que separa a miles de niños centroamericanos de sus familias en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos. Manuel Orozco, director del programa de Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano ofrece su opinión a esta crítica situación que se vive hoy en día.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN