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Covid-19 Impacts Migrant Vulnerabilities and Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean

Manuel Orozco was interviewed on CGTN America about the impact of the United States’ Covid-19 related economic crisis on Latin American migrants and remittances sent to Latin America. “Migrant workers all over the world are losing their jobs, and perhaps the job losses are higher than for the native-born population. One of the consequences is that migrants feel constrained from continuing sending money to their families.”

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN America

The Covid-19 pandemic may push millions of people into hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the United Nations World Food Program. A Salvadoran family that participates in a World Food Program initiative is pictured above. // File Photo: WFP.

Where Are Latin Americans Most At Risk of Starvation?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on food insecurity in the region amid Covid-19 and the role of the government, the private sector and multilateral organizations in ensuring citizens have access to food.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Lidia Fromm Cea, Diana Chavez, Martín Piñeiro

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Latin America After Covid-19: Just as Heterogeneous, Fragmented, and Irrelevant as Before…So Now What?

How does the Covid-19 pandemic affect Latin America’s insertion with the world? Andrés Malamud explored this topic in the book ‘Unfulfilled Promises’ in 2019. Today he reflects on how the pandemic has changed none of the trends he then identified. Rather, it has highlighted all of them: at the global level, we witness increasing multipolarity, failure of multilateral cooperation, and a Sino-American power transition; in Latin America, we observe structural heterogeneity, political fragmentation, and geopolitical irrelevance. Let us elaborate.

Andrés Malamud

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

Earl Jarrett

Member in the News: Earl Jarrett

Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer of the Jamaica National Group, has been selected as chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), effective March 1.

Earl Jarrett

Member in the News ˙

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Member in the News: Yolanda Kakabadse

Dialogue member Yolanda Kakabadse, together with eight environmental leaders from throughout the region, released on May 27, 2020 the declaration “Principles for a Sustainable Future for Latin America in Times of Pandemic and Global Crisis.”

Yolanda Kakabadse

Member in the News ˙ ˙ ACTION LAC

Nearby the George Floyd Memorial at Chicago Ave & E 38th St in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday evening following his memorial service.

Shifter: “Trump genera miedo por crear un ambiente que lleve a la violencia”

El presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter, cree que se configura sobe EEUU una tormenta perfecta, en la que se combinan la explosión social por la muerte de George Floyd, la pandemia y la polarización que provoca el presidente de Estados Unidos. Javier Conde de El Observador le preguntó sobre este y otros temas.

Michael Shifter, Javier Conde

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Observador

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¿Cuáles son los cambios en la política mundial por cuenta de la pandemia?

En el programa Hora 20 de Cararol Radio, Michael Shifter participó en una conversación con Gabriel Silva, Juan Carlos Flórez y Carlos Alberto Patiño, abordando los movimientos geopolíticos durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Analizaron en  el comportamiento de líderes mundiales, sus decisiones y la manera cómo el multilateralismo ha sido el gran ausente.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Caracol Radio

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Reunión del Comité de los Estados Unidos de CARI

CARI, el Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales, organizó una conversación virtual entre José Octavio Bordón y Michael Shifter, donde hablaron sobre la política de Estados Unidos hacia América Latina, en especial hacia Brasil y Argentina, la actitud de Donald Trump hacia China y el funcionamiento del sistema político en…

Michael Shifter, José Octavio Bordón

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales

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Argentina: Between Covid-19 and Default

On June 1, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Argentina: Between Covid-19 and Default,” a webinar featuring Maria Victoria Murillo, Alfonso Prat-Gay, and Rodrigo Zarazaga. Michael Shifter moderated the event. The discussion focused on the political, economic, and social dimensions of the current situation in Argentina as the country has found itself in the middle of both a global pandemic and a massive debt negotiation.

Sarah Galbenski

Event Summaries ˙

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A Message from Our President

A message from Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, on reaffirming the Dialogue’s mission at a time of crisis in the United States.

Michael Shifter

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Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition

Latin American national oil companies (NOCs) have made important advances in slashing emissions from their operations through techniques such as reducing flaring, improving energy efficiency, and injecting CO2 for enhanced oil recovery, according to a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank. Yet, progress in producing lower carbon energy sources for consumers has been sluggish, no Latin American NOC has committed to net zero emissions, and for some companies emissions are on the rise, the report finds.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips, Paola Carvajal, Carlos Sucre

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