Analysis

Private Conversation with El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugo Martínez

On Monday, December 5th, 2016, the Dialogue welcomed El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugo Martínez for a discussion on US-El Salvador relations in light of recent political developments in Central and North America. The discussion focused on the Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle as the guiding policy of US engagement with El Salvador and the neighboring countries of Guatemala and Honduras.

Lily Welborn

Event Summaries ˙

Issues Shaping Central America

A compilation of the most relevant Dialogue’s articles, presentations and reports on Central America: its development challenges and policy options.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

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

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How Insecurity Shapes Daily Life in Central America

On October 3, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event entitled “How Insecurity Shapes Daily Life in Central America” to discuss a report recently published by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) on crime avoidance in Central America. The event was moderated by Michael Shifter, with the speakers including Elizabeth Zechmeister, Carole Wilson, Michael Camilleri, and Juan Gonzalez. The panel discussed the report’s methodology and findings, as well as some of the broader implications of the research for policymakers in Latin America and the United States.

Anastasia Sendoun

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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

US-Mexico Border wall

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

Recent Trends in Central American Migration

Though migration has continued, it has done so at a declining rate. In fact, overall growth in the migrant population in the United States has been offset by large numbers of deportations. This memo analyzes recent trends in Central American migration, starting with a brief historical context and moving on to current developments. It considers geographical divisions, reasons for migrating, and growth in the overall migrant population. It also addresses why the numbers of apprehensions are different from the numbers of people migrating. Finally, it considers implications of these current trends for Central American countries.

Manuel Orozco

Reports ˙

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 ˙

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

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

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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

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