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The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere

Across the Americas, political leadership committed to greater collaboration to tackle health, social, economic, and political challenges has been sorely lacking. The Dialogue is pleased to present the 2022 Linowitz report “The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere,” which provides an analysis of the interrelated challenges facing the Western Hemisphere today and policy proposals to enhance collaboration across the hemisphere, all with an eye towards the Ninth Summit of the Americas.

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The director of the Pan American Health Organization has said governments in Latin America should raise public spending on health to at least 6 percent of GDP. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

How Much Can Governments Raise Health Spending?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on government health spending in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Antonio Vergara, Arachu Castro, María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, Jarbas Barbosa, Ricardo Izurieta

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Family Remittances in 2021: Is Double-Digit Growth the New Normal?

This report provides a review of the trends that led to growth in family remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021. It points to a combination of factors that include increased migration, migrants prolonging their stay in the United States, use of digital transfers among others. It also introduces projections based on future migration and remittance sender changes in 2022. 

Manuel Orozco, Matthew Martin

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Michael Shifter en DW Video

Shifter: “Hay algunos países petroleros en América Latina que van a sacar beneficios de la prohibición de la compra de petróleo ruso y de las sanciones impuestas”

El 18 de marzo 2022, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, dialogó con Deutsche Welle sobre los impactos de la invasión Rusa de Ucrania en la región Latinoamericana. Al centro de la discusión estuvieron los efectos sobre las cadenas de suministro globales de commodities, la inflación que ha generado el conflicto y las demandas sociales.

Michael Shifter

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Brazil is seeking new supplies of fertilizer to replace the potential loss of supplies from Russia. A sugar cane field in Brazil is pictured. // File Photo: Brazilian Government.

Will War in Europe Worsen Hunger in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effects of the Ukrainian invasion on hunger in Latin America.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Diana Chávez, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Lidia Fromm Cea, Shunko Rojas

Latin America Advisor ˙

Tech companies in the United States are increasingly looking to Latin America and the Caribbean to fill positions. // File Photo: NegativeSpace.

Can Latin America Meet the Demand for Tech Talent?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the growth of technology skills and businesses in the region.

Sarah Stanton, Craig Dempsey, Silvina Moschini

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Private Roundtable with Colombian Finance Minister José Manuel Restrepo

On February 17, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private roundtable with Colombian Finance Minister José Manuel Restrepo. The discussion centered on the country’s economic outlook for the next year and the measures needed for it to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Andrea Colombo

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What Will Argentina Gain From More Chinese Investment?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the tightening of economic cooperation between China and Argentina.

Tara Hariharan, MK Vereen, Rasheed Griffith, Jorge Heine, Claudio M. Loser, Daniel Montamat

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Private Roundtable: 2022 Economic Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean

On February 16, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Corporate Program hosted a private roundtable for members to meet with Ilan Goldfajn from the IMF, Bill Maloney from the World Bank and Fitch Ratings’ Shelly Shetty to discuss the economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Andrea Colombo

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Shifter in CGTN Video

Shifter: “We have seen the United States increasingly withdrawn from the region and a lot of attention being diverted elsewhere”

Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by CGTN about the relations between China and Latin American countries. The conversation covered a wide array of topics ranging from the recent bilateral meetings that Chinese President Xi Jinping held with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, as well as the stark contrast between Chinese and US influence in the Americas.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

Fernandez and Xi Jinping

¿Qué significa ser parte de la Franja y la Ruta de China?

Durante la reciente visita presidencial a Pekín, la Argentina adhirió formalmente a la Iniciativa de la Franja y la Ruta de China, conocida como BRI, por sus siglas en inglés. Es una buena oportunidad para analizar los alcances y límites de esta iniciativa, aclarando algunos malentendidos que podrían llevar a conclusiones simplistas o equivocadas.

Bruno Binetti

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