Deforestation rates in the Amazon River Basin have risen to near-record levels in recent years, threatening biodiversity and indigenous lands as well as global climate change efforts and weather patterns in the Amazon region and beyond. The lack of governance across Amazonian nations is a primary factor behind countries’ failure to stem forest loss, said experts at an event launching a new Inter-American Dialogue report on May 29.
A policy brief exploring the nature and implications of disinformation spread in the United States, particularly surrounding the 2016 elections.
This event was held as a part of the Dialogue’s work on the political crisis in Nicaragua, focused on reestablishing democracy and protecting human rights in the nation.
On May 23, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted a panel called “Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders” as the third and final installment of the joint Dialogue/IDB “Anticorruption, Transparency and Intergrity” Symposia series.
All people are born with enormous potential, but not everyone has the chance to fully develop their potential. Evidence shows that schools–where teachers are key actors–can make an important impact in the life of each student. The Latin American Coalition for Teaching Excellence aims to bolster teacher professionalization so that…
Margaret Myers, director of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Aisa and Latin America program talks to The Banker’s Silvia Pavoni about China’s relationship with Latin America from trade, investment, technology and infrastructure development.
On May 21, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted three candidates for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Does former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner have a better chance at a comeback by betting on the vice presidency?
A report analyzing the opportunities and challenges involved in utilizing new technologies to combat corruption in public procurement in Latin America.
¿En qué medida las tensiones crecientes entre Estados Unidos y China afectan las cadenas de suministro globales y el papel de América Latina y el Caribe en ellas?
While the crisis in Venezuela is primarily humanitarian in nature, international involvement has escalated to the point where a discussion of the geopolitics surrounding the issue is both appropriate and timely. To that end, the Inter-American Dialogue co-hosted a discussion on May 21 titled “Is the Venezuela Crisis Becoming a Proxy Conflict?” with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
China and the Amazon: Toward a Framework for Maximizing Benefits and Mitigating Risks of Infrastructure Development
The emergence of China as a new economic partner presents trade offs for Amazon basin countries. Without special care to avoid and minimize ecological and social impacts, the costs of development run the risk of outweighing its gains.
A protracted trade war is expected to have lasting effects on the region’s economies. The IMF estimates slowing global growth in 2019, including in third markets, based on large part US-China trade tensions. Ongoing economic uncertainty could also weaken Latin American currencies if populations there invest in US dollars to avoid the effects of local currency devaluation.
How has the region’s middle class changed in recent years, and could new approaches help create a larger pool of upwardly mobile consumers?
How are escalating U.S.-China trade tensions affecting global supply chains and the role of Latin American and Caribbean nations in them?