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Elliot Abrams’ Appointment and the Seizure of Tankers From Iran to Venezuela

Michael Shifter was a featured guest on the podcast Background Briefing with Ian Masters where he spoke about current events affecting Venezuela. The conversation focused on Elliot Abrams’ recent appointment to special envoy for both Venezuela and Iran as well as the United States’ seizure of Iranian tankers headed to Venezuela.

Michael Shifter, Ian Masters

Interviews ˙ ˙ Background Briefing

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Oil and Politics in Latin America

In a conversation with CSIS, Lisa Viscidi explains the potential implications of this year’s elections in Latin America’s top oil producing countries. Political changes in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela will affect oil output, with effects felt both domestically and in the United States.

Lisa Viscidi, Richard Miles

Interviews ˙ ˙ Center for Strategic & International Studies

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Shifter: “La tarea del Diálogo es todavía más importante pero también mas difícil que nunca”

El 28 de febrero 2022 Michael Shifter, presidente de Diálogo Interamericano, dialogó con el rector de la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, César Montaño Galarza. La entrevista se realizó por el programa radio y podcast Café con el rector de la emisora Voz Andina Internacional. Al centro de la discusión se encontró la democracia en América Latina y la importancia del diálogo político en la región y el mundo.

Michael Shifter

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Voz Andina Internacional

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Protests Rage Across Latin America

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Ian Masters of Background Briefing to discuss recent unrest in South America. The two discussed inequality and social immobility as underlying causes of unrest in the region, the case of Venezuela, and the political class’ inability to react.

Michael Shifter, Ian Masters

Interviews ˙ ˙ Background Briefing

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Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, sat down with Natural Gas World to discuss her recent report, Latin American State Oil Companies: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition.

Lisa Viscidi

Podcasts ˙ ˙ In a Nutshell

Crises in Venezuela & the Path Forward for Colombia

Host Ray Offenheiser and guest Michael Shifter, the president of Inter-American Dialogue, discuss the economic and political crises in Venezuela, as well as the upcoming elections and path forward for peace in Colombia.

Michael Shifter, Ray Offenheiser

Podcasts ˙ ˙ University of Notre Dame

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Las protestas en América Latina

Michael Shifter, presidente del Dialogo Interamericano, habló con Juan Carlos Iragorri, Dori Toribio y Jorge Espinosa en el podcast en español de The Washington Post sobre las protestas de 2019 y el descontento en gran parte de la región.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Washington Post

El Washington Post Video

La elección en el BID

En el podcast en español El Washington Post Michael Shifter habló sobre el nuevo presidente del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, Mauricio Claver-Carone. Shifter comentó sobre la falta de liderazgo en la región y cómo Claver-Carone tiene una oportunidad única para unificar al hemisferio.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Washington Post

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Argentina’s Energy Sector Challenges

In an interview with Benjamin Gedan, director of the Wilson Center’s Argentina Project, Lisa Viscidi discusses the current conditions and outlook for three key components of the Argentine energy sector.

Lisa Viscidi, Benjamin Gedan

Interviews ˙ ˙ Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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Can Western companies save Venezuela’s oil sector? Do they want to?

Lisa Viscidi and Nate Graham spoke with S&P Global Platts about the findings of a new report which argues that Western oil companies will be needed to revive Venezuela’s oil sector. They discuss the obstacles that could affect whether these firms increase production in the country under a new government, including US sanctions uncertainty, high taxes, and a shortage of workers and working infrastructure.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Brian Scheid, Meghan Gordon

Interviews ˙ ˙ S&P Global Platts

Michael Shifter Video

Shifter: “Es muy difícil imaginar una decisión más cínica que la de poner a Cuba en la lista de países que patrocinan el terrorismo en el mundo.”

En entrevista con El Washington Post, él podcast en español de The Washington Post, Michael Shifter comentó acerca de la inclusión de Cuba en la lista de países patrocinadores del terrorismo y las implicaciones que esto tendrá para la administración Biden.

Michael Shifter, Juan Carlos Iragorri, Dori Toribio , Jorge Espinosa

Podcasts ˙ ˙ El Washington Post

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Bolsonaro as ‘Tropical Trump’ and his impact on Brazil’s oil markets

Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in the Brazilian presidential election was widely seen as promising for the country’s oil sector, which has been revitalized by reforms that opened the upstream market under the Temer administration, but many questions remain unanswered as the January 1 inauguration approaches. Lisa Viscidi spoke with Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheid of the Capitol Crude podcast about the future of Petrobas and its subsidiaries, fuel subsidies, and deepwater exploration under Bolsonaro. 

Lisa Viscidi, Meghan Gordon, Brian Scheid

Interviews ˙ ˙ S&P Global Platts

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Estrategia de Estados Unidos contra Maduro: Acusaciones de Narcoterrorismo, Operación Militar en el Caribe y el Marco para la Transición Democrática de Venezuela

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, fue entrevistado por El Washington Post Podcast. En su intervención, Shifter analizó la estrategia de Estados Unidos para debilitar el régimen de Maduro en Venezuela. Las acusaciones de narcoterrorismo y corrupción, la operación militar en el Caribe y el “Marco para la Transición Democrática de Venezuela” fueron algunos de los temas tratados en esta entrevista.

Michael Shifter, Juan Carlos Iragorri

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Washington Post Podcast

Elecciones 2021 Peru Video

Peru’s Uncertain Future

In an interview with the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, discussed what the 2021 Peruvian Presidential Elections meant for the country as a whole. He answered questions regarding the background of the presidential candidates and how the results of this election could be a potential trend for the future of Latin American politics.  

Michael Shifter, Franz Osilia, Megan Rutkai

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs

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Will We See More Caravans?

As the Honduran migrant caravan reaches Tijuana seeking to cross the border to the United States, important political and humanitarian controversies have sprung around Central American caravans.

Manuel Orozco

Podcasts ˙ ˙ CSIS