Rebecca Bill Chavez testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues on the Ninth Summit of the Americas on May 26, 2022.
Testimony by Co-Chair President Laura Chinchilla to the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy on the International Response to Ortega’s Destruction of Democracy in Nicaragua.
Michael Camilleri, Director of the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade, on the subject of “The Health, Economic, and Political Challenges Facing Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Daniel P. Erikson, former Director of Caribbean Programs and Senior Associate for US Policy at the Inter-American Dialogue, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Haiti on the Brink: Assessing US Policy Toward a Country in Crisis.”
Margaret Myers, Director of the Dialogue’s Asia & Latin America Program, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Dollar Diplomacy or Debt Trap? Examining China’s Role in the Western Hemisphere.”
Roberta Jacobson, former US Ambassador to Mexico (2016 – 2018) and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2012-2016) testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on April 10 on the importance of US Aid to Central America.
Congressional Testimony ˙
˙ House Foreign Affairs Committee
Michael J. Camilleri, Director of the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Understanding Odebrecht: Lessons for Combating Corruption in the Americas.”
As a close observer of the region, I am deeply troubled by the humanitarian crisis and the dramatic unraveling of democracy under Nicolás Maduro, a brutal and corrupt dictator. A core question raised by this hearing is whether the United States should use military force to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela. My answer, which reflects the position of many other U.S. defense and foreign policy experts, is no. The negative consequences of military action to Venezuela, to the region, and to the interests of the United States are clear and foreseeable.
Manuel Orozco, Director of the Migration, Remittances & Development Program, testified before the House Committee on Financial Services on the subject of “Examining De-Risking and its Effect on Access to Financial Services.”
Lisa Viscidi, Director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Energy Opportunities in Latin America.”