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Avoiding the Amazon Rainforest Tipping Point

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.

Nico Nastri

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Online Disinformation in the United States

A policy brief exploring the nature and implications of disinformation spread in the United States, particularly surrounding the 2016 elections.

Ben Raderstorf, Michael Camilleri

Reports ˙ ˙ Online Disinformation in the United States

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Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders

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.

Tamar Ziff

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Policies for Teaching Excellence: A Regional Agenda

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…

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Agenda

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China’s Changing Interest in Latin America

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.

Margaret Myers

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Banker

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner recently announced that she would be running for vice president on a ticket headed by her former cabinet chief, Alberto Fernández. // File Photo: Facebook site of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

How Has CFK’s Move Altered Argentina’s Race?

Does former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner have a better chance at a comeback by betting on the vice presidency?

Graciela Römer, Andrés Asiain, Charles H. Blake, Nicolás Saldías, Paula Alonso

Latin America Advisor ˙

Hacking Corruption

A report analyzing the opportunities and challenges involved in utilizing new technologies to combat corruption in public procurement in Latin America.

Tamar Ziff, Maria Fernanda Pérez Argüello

Reports ˙ ˙ Hacking Corruption

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Is the Venezuela Crisis Becoming a Proxy Conflict?

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.

Paula Jaramillo

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In the Crossfire: Latin America and U.S.-China Competition

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.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin Trade

The Chinese container ship CSCL Venus is pictured above. // File Photo: Buonasera via Creative Commons.

How Are Trade Tensions Affecting Supply Chains?

How are escalating U.S.-China trade tensions affecting global supply chains and the role of Latin American and Caribbean nations in them?

Guillermo Malpica, Riley Walters, Andrew Rudman, Fernando de Mateo

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