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Collage for Afro-descendants Event Video

Afro-descendants: Striving for Equality in Latin America

On March 26, 2021, the Dialogue hosted the online event “Afro-descendants: Striving for Equality in Latin America” in partnership with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). Participants focused on addressing the pre- and post-Covid challenges and opportunities facing Afro-descendants in the region, including access to higher education, public office, corporate boardrooms, economic opportunity, formal employment, clean water, and quality health services.

Worth Talley

Event Summaries ˙

Michael Shifter habla durante foro

Foro “El estado de la democracia en el mundo”

El 29 de marzo, Michael Shifter participó en el foro “El Estado de la Democracia en el Mundo” organizado por la Secretaría General Iberoamericana y la Fundación ASTUR.

Michael Shifter

Presentations ˙

Collage of the profile images of the speaker and moderator for the event Video

Elections and Institutional Crisis in El Salvador

On March 8, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, WOLA, Cristosal and DPLF hosted an event to discuss the recent legislative elections in El Salvador on January 28, how democratic governance has been challenged in the country in recent years, and how the United States–El Salvador relationship can change given the new US administration.

Sofía Corzo

Event Summaries ˙

Argentine Finance Minister Martín Guzmán

Will Argentina’s Economy See a Strong Rebound?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the trajectory of Argentina’s economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jorge Argüello, Kezia McKeague, Daiana Fernández Molero, Mariana Zepeda

Latin America Advisor ˙

A photograph, in color, of new Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga speaking into a microphone.

Can Brazil Stop Spiraling Covid-19 Cases and Deaths?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Brazil’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing health crisis.

Monica de Bolle, Nestor Forster Jr., Gabriela Lotta, Paulo M. Buss, Valéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva

Latin America Advisor ˙

Photo collage of PLC members and guests

President’s Leadership Council Meeting

On March 18, 2021 the Dialogue’s Presidents Leadership Council met virtually to discuss the priorities of the Biden administration and the US Congress towards Latin America.  

Kaitlyn Blansett

Event Summaries ˙

The Mercosur flag and the EU flag flying next to each other.

Is There Any Hope for the E.U. Trade Deal With Mercosur?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ opinion on the future of the trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc.

Jon E. Huenemann, Allison Fedirka, Elena Lazarou, Thomas Andrew O’Keefe

Latin America Advisor ˙

Shifter y Iglesias, Cátedra de América Latina

Las nuevas fronteras de las relaciones EEUU-América Latina

El 16 de marzo, Michael Shifter participó en una sesión de la Cátedra de América Latina de la Universidad Pontificia Comillas. La sesión empezó con una presentación sobre las realidades actuales de la región y después pasó a una conversación entre Shifter y el director de la Cátedra, Enrique Iglesias, quien es miembro del Diálogo Interamericano.

Michael Shifter, Enrique Iglesias

Presentations ˙ ˙ Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Donation of Covid-19 supplies in Guatemala

Engaging Networks to Address the Covid-19 Pandemic in Guatemala

In recent months, the Inter-American Dialogue has been honored to work with its network of partners to support pandemic response efforts in the Guatemalan communities where we work. Following a generous donation of Covid-19 testing supplies and PPE equipment from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Cities Alliance, the Dialogue was proud to facilitate coordination between regional entities, municipal authorities, hospitals, and donors to prioritize needs and distribute supplies.

Kathryn Klaas

Event Summaries ˙

A photo of a satellite orbiting Earth.

Will Investment in a Space Agency Benefit Costa Rica?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the creation of a space agency in Costa Rica as part of new technological innovations.

Franklin Chang Díaz, Aida Montiel Héctor, María Inés Solís, Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Juan José Muñoz

Latin America Advisor ˙

A photo, in color, of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva looking into the camera and speaking into a microphone.

How Will Lula Shake Up Brazil’s Political Landscape?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the Supreme Court decision regarding former Brazilian President Lula.

Peter Hakim, Oliver Stuenkel, Valeska Teixeira, Cristiano Zanin Martins, Daniel Runde, Adriana Dantas

Latin America Advisor ˙