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Member in the News: Joyce Chang

Joyce Chang, chair of Global Research at J.P. Morgan, was named as one of Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance.

Joyce Chang

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro last month created a commission with the aim of revamping the country’s oil industry, which he said was in a state of emergency. // File Photo: Venezuelan Government.

What Does Maduro’s ‘Energy Emergency’ Mean for Venezuela?

How much will the latest sanctions hurt Venezuela’s oil production and exports, and will the move ultimately result in significantly more pressure on Maduro to step down?

Francisco J. Monaldi, Massimiliano Ballotta, Javier Coronado, Arturo H. Banegas Masiá, Richard N. Sawaya

Energy Advisor ˙

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

In Memoriam: Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar was the fifth secretary-general of the United Nations, serving for two terms from 1982 to 1991. As secretary-general, he brokered the historic ceasefire between Iran and Iraq in 1988.

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Member in the News: Susana Malcorra

Susana Malcorra, former minister of foreign affairs for Argentina, has been appointed as the new dean of the IE School of Global & Public Affairs, as announced by the IE University in Spain.

Susana Malcorra

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Joe Clark, prime minister

Member in the News: Joe Clark

Former Prime Minister Joe Clark has been appointed by PM Justin Trudeau as UN special envoy for Canada’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

Joe Clark

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PDVSA gas station in Venezuela

Can Venezuela’s Oil Industry Ever Recover?

Once a major OPEC producer, Venezuela has witnessed a spectacular fall in oil production over the last 20 years under Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro. In 2019, U.S. sanctions hastened this decline. Will Venezuela ever reclaim its place as a top oil producer?

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Houston Chronicle

The recent killings of a 25-year-old woman and a 7-year-old girl have led to outrage in Mexico. A demonstration against femicides in Mexico City last November is pictured. // File Photo: Thayne Tuason via Creative Commons.

Will Tougher Penalties Reduce Mexico’s Femicides?

What can Mexico do to eliminate violence against girls and women, and to what extent can the root causes of femicide be addressed through policy?

Lisa Sánchez, Caroline Beer, Julia Escalante, Tania Reneaum

Latin America Advisor ˙

Hugo De Zela and Michael Shifter on the panel Video

OAS Secretary General Candidate Series: Hugo de Zela

On February 21, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “OAS Secretary General Candidate Series: Hugo de Zela,” a public event with current Peruvian Ambassador to the United States Hugo de Zela, candidate for OAS Secretary General.

Catharine Christie, Carole Botello

Event Summaries ˙

Representantes de las diversas organizaciones políticas que conformaron la Coalición Nacional Video

Nicaragua Needs a Political Movement with Proposals and Protests

Manuel Orozco was interviewed by Carlos Fernando Chamorro from Confidencial. He discussed what the people of Nicaragua are hoping for, the power of the National Coalition and the possibilities of political reform in Nicaragua.

Manuel Orozco, Carlos Fernando Chamorro

Interviews ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Manuel Orozco being interviewed by VOA Video

Increased Tensions in Latin America

Manuel Orozco was interviewed on February 14, 2020 by Gonzalo Abarca from VOA Noticias: Foro Interamericano to discuss the H2A visas for Guatamalans, Nayib Bukele’s display of military force and Juan Guaidó’s international tour.

Manuel Orozco, Gonzalo Abarca

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ VOA Noticias Foro Interamericano

Costa Rica’s finance minister, Rodrigo Chaves, recently said the government will sell state assets in order to lower its debt level. // File Photo: Costa Rican Government.

How Serious Have Costa Rica’s Fiscal Problems Become?

Why are ratings agencies taking a dim view of Costa Rica’s finances, and are the government’s plans enough to manage the country’s ballooning deficit?

Eli Feinzaig, Silvia Hernández, María Inés Solís, Ottón Solís, Gabriel Torres

Latin America Advisor ˙