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Michael Shifter en República Video

Shifter: “Nadie puede cuestionar que Bukele es un presidente muy popular con los salvadoreños”

En esta entrevista para el programa República, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano y su copanelista Helena Olea, directora asociada de Alianza Américas, conversaron con la periodista Wendy Monterrosa. Se habló sobre varios temas actuales como la crisis migratoria en la frontera entre los EEUU y Mexico, los resultados de las elecciones legislativas en El Salvador y el Plan Biden para Centroamérica.

Michael Shifter, Wendy Monterrosa

Interviews ˙ ˙ Canal 33 - República

Alberto Fernandez speaking

Will Argentina’s Fernandez Punt on a Deal With the IMF?

In a vitriolic address to Argentina’s Congress on March 1, President Alberto Fernandez put to rest any illusions that he would be a moderating influence on his vice president and political mentor, former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. During his speech, the president attacked Cristina Fernandez’s traditional enemies, including the press, the judiciary, and the political opposition. More surprisingly, he also criticized the IMF, despite being in the middle of discussions to renegotiate Argentina’s $44 billion debt.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Dan Erikson

Alumnus in the News: Dan Erikson

Daniel P. Erikson, previously Managing Director at Blue Star Strategies, LLC has been sworn in as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Western Hemisphere Affairs. 

Daniel P. Erikson

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What Will It Take to Salvage Cuba’s Economy?

On March 9, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “What Will It Take to Salvage Cuba’s Economy?”. The panel explored what effect the Cuban’s government 2021 economic reforms will have on the economy, the private sector, and Cuban foreign relations.

Carolina Celedón

Event Summaries ˙

Tania Ortiz Mena, Enrique Ochoa Reza, David Goldwyn, Lisa Viscidi

Private Roundtable on US-Mexico Energy Cooperation

The energy markets of the United States and Mexico are deeply integrated, to the benefit of both countries and their economies. The new US administration has a clear interest in preserving and expanding this fruitful relationship while advancing its ambitious clean energy and climate goals, both at home and abroad. On March 11, the Inter-American Dialogue held a private roundtable on US-Mexico energy cooperation.

Event Summaries ˙

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Connectivity in the Americas

On March 4, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Connectivity in the Americas” to discuss the challenges to, and necessity of, improving connectivity in the region. 

Carolina Celedón

Event Summaries ˙

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The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina

On February 25, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the webinar “The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina” in partnership with the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, DC, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR). Panelists discussed the winning strategy employed by the feminist movement to promote passage of the law to legalize abortion, the challenges they encountered, and how they leveraged resources to produce a favorable outcome.

Joan Caivano, Carolina Celedón

Event Summaries ˙

Observatorio de América Latina

The Biden Administration: A new beginning for the relations between Latin America and the United States?

On March 5, the IE School of Global and Public Affairs’ Transatlantic Relations Initiative and the Observatory on Latin American Politics and Economics held an event moderated by its director, Germán Ríos. Michael Shifter, president of the Dialogue and Susana Malcorra, Dialogue member and dean for the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, spoke about the relations between Latin America and the United States.

Michael Shifter

Presentations ˙ ˙ IE School of Global and Public Affairs

A photo of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández talking into a microphone while wearing a surgical face mask.

Will Honduras’ Presidential Vote Be Free and Fair?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Honduras’ March 14 elections ahead of the November presidential elections.

Luis Suazo, Enrique Rodríguez Burchard, Lisa Haugaard, Tiziano Breda

Latin America Advisor ˙

A photo, in color, of Yonhy Lescano, a front-runner in Peru's presidential election.

Who Has the Edge Ahead of Peru’s Presidential Vote?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the candidates to watch ahead of Peru’s upcoming presidential election on April 11.

Cynthia McClintock, Ursula Indacochea, Julio Carrión, Nicolás Urrutia, Rosa Alayza, Alfredo Torres

Latin America Advisor ˙

Christiana Figueres

Member in the News: Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, will be receiving an honorary degree from Smith College in Massachusetts. 

Christiana Figueres

Member in the News ˙

Cover of UCSD US-Mexico Forum 2025 Energy & Sustainability Report showing a wind farm

US-Mexico Forum 2025: Energy and Sustainability Report

The world is in a transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 that will change the way we use and produce energy and shape the sustainability of our planet. This paper, published by UC San Diego, addresses how Mexico and the United States can use their energy resources to deliver jobs, economic prosperity, and social justice at this transformational juncture in history, examining three areas fundamental to the US-Mexico energy relationship: sustainability; hydrocarbons; and gas, power, and renewables.

Lisa Viscidi, Carlos Pascual, Angélica Ruiz, David Crisostomo, Samantha Gross, Verónica Irastorza, Alejandra León, Jeremy Martin, John McNeece, Isabel Studer

Reports ˙ ˙ UC San Diego

Lisa Viscidi speaks on a panel about China's involvement in the Latin American energy sector. Video

Security Challenges in Latin America

On February 25, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies held a webinar on security challenges in Latin America. Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at the Dialogue, spoke about China’s role in the region’s energy sector and the US response. 

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Johns Hopkins SAIS