Analysis

John Bolton delivers a speech at CPAC Video

Camilleri: “Estamos viviendo con un gobierno que no piensa en las consecuencias de sus acciones”

Michael Camilleri habló con Julio César Camacho en su programa de radio Democracia al Día acerca del nuevo libro de John Bolton, la política exterior de los Estados Unidos hacía Venezuela, la reforma policial en Estados Unidos y la elección entre el presidente Trump y el vicepresidente Joe Biden este año. 

Michael Camilleri, Julio César Camacho

Interviews ˙ ˙ Democracia al Día

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offload nearly 660 kilograms of narcotics

The Pandemic is Disrupting Organized Crime, But Not Necessarily for the Better

Covid-19 is transforming organized crime. In addition to heightening the risk of violence, the pandemic is also indirectly strengthening the social, economic, and political clout of several criminal organizations in the same way that the Italian mafia and Japanese Yakuza emerged stronger after the great dislocations of the Second World War. Crime kingpins know full well that law enforcement and criminal justice systems are overstretched, and that prisons are bursting at the seams. They also know that an economic depression is coming, which may increase the risk of violence. It is not entirely clear if governments are similarly alert.

Robert Muggah

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

Press conference by US President Donald Trump at the NATO Summit in Brussels. Right: US National Security Advisor John Bolton

Between Trump and Bolton: Missed Opportunity in Venezuela

Bolton’s account in the chapter “Venezuela Libre” in his newly released book, “The Room Where it Happened: A White House Memoir,” is a powerful reminder of how the Trump administration – out of a mix of ignorance, incompetence, and frivolousness – squandered the opportunity to help Venezuela emerge from its disastrous situation.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

Conversation with Manuel Orozco and Luis Gaelano Video

La crisis política en Nicaragua: una etapa crítica para la oposición

Manuel Orozco, director del programa de Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano conversa con Luis Galeano de Café Con Voz Nicaragua acerca del rol de la OEA en la crisis política de Nicaragua, de la oposición de Nicaragua, y de la posibilidad de un cambio político en el país. 

Manuel Orozco, Luis Galeano

Interviews ˙ ˙ Café con Voz

Online Event: Early Childhood Care Service Packages in Latin America Video

Early Childhood Care Services Packages in Latin America

How have countries in Latin America adapted early childhood care services during the Covid-19 crisis? On June 18, this webinar explored how leaders have designed and implemented resources for children at every stage during the pandemic.

Daniela Saez, Vienna Roche

Event Summaries ˙

The United States nominated Mauricio Claver-Carone to head the Inter-American Development Bank. // File Photo: U.S. State Department.

Who Should Lead the Inter-American Development Bank?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on current candidates in the running to lead the Inter-American Development Bank.

Kevin P. Gallagher, Cynthia J. Arnson, José Antonio Ocampo, Marco Rubio, Eduardo Ulibarri, Andrés Martínez-Fernández

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter interviewed by CNN Video

Shifter: “Trump ha llegado a un nivel muy bajo”

En esta entrevista con CNN, Michael Shifter habló con José Antonio Montenegro, director y presentador del programa GloboEconomía, sobre las tendencias recientes con respecto a la democracia y el estado de derecho en los Estados Unidos, y las implicaciones para las elecciones y el futuro. Shifter afirmó que Trump ha llegado a un punto muy bajo. Agregó que jamás ha visto una retórica tan agresiva y ataques personales como los que profiere el mandatario.

Michael Shifter, José Antonio Montenegro

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

La emergencia del cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe

Member in the News: Alicia Bárcena

Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the ECLAC, has co-authored and published a new book titled La emergencia del cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe ¿Seguimos esperando la catástrofe o pasamos a la acción? or “The Climate Change Emergency in Latin America and the Caribbean: Are We Still Waiting for the Catastrophe or Do We Take Action?”

Alicia Bárcena

Member in the News ˙

Interview with Manuel Orozco and Gabriela Frias Video

El Día Internacional de las Remesas Familiares en tiempos de Covid-19

El pasado 16 de junio, el experto en migraciones, remesas y desarrollo Manuel Orozco fue entrevistado por la periodista Gabriela Frías en conmemoración por el Día Internacional de las Remesas Familiares. Orozco explicó el impacto que la actual crisis del Covid-19 está teniendo en los trabajos de los migrantes, así como para las remesas y la importancia de remesas para familias.

Manuel Orozco, Gabriela Frías

Interviews ˙ ˙ Informe de Gabriela Frías

Recent comments by people in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s inner circle have raised concerns about the stability of Brazil’s democracy. // File Photo: Brazilian Government-.

Is Brazil’s Military Getting Too Involved in Domestic Politics?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the clash of democratic institutions in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro.

Peter Hakim, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva, Anya Prusa, Cláudio Gonçalves Couto

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Camilleri speaks on NTN24's program Video

La batalla legal sobre los miles de millones robados de Venezuela

En esta entrevista para el programa NTN24, Michael Camilleri y Gustau Alegret hablan sobre la batalla legal que sigue entre los Estados Unidos y otras naciones sobre el destino de fondos congelados o confiscados de funcionarios corruptos venezolanos. ¿A quién pertenecen estos fondos y cómo se están utilizando?

Michael Camilleri, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Following the killing of George Floyd last month in the United States, protesters have taken to the streets in recent weeks in Latin America to demand police reforms. // File Photo: pxfuel.

Will Police Forces Undergo Reforms in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the likelihood of police reform in the region following protests against racism and police brutality.

Lucía Dammert, Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, Yanilda María González

Latin America Advisor ˙

Brazil’s central bank has approved new “open banking” rules that will allow banks to share consumers’ data with each other, among other measures. // File Photo: Empresa Brasil de Comunicação.

Will New Rules Improve Banking for Brazilians?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on new open banking rules in Brazil and what it means for the sector.

Candido Botelho Bracher, Ione Amorim, Peter Baumgaertner, Paul Bond, Leandro Vilain, Pedro Carvalho

Financial Advisor ˙

Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou was faced with the coronavirus pandemic soon after he took office in March. // File Photo: Uruguayan Government.

How Is Uruguay Avoiding the Worst of Covid-19?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Uruguay’s successful response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nicolás Saldías, Rosario Medero, Ignacio Bartesaghi, Giovanni Escalante, Scott Morgenstern, Juan Andrés Moraes

Latin America Advisor ˙