Is China Going to Help El Salvador Develop Faster?

Is El Salvador’s recent decision to cut ties with Taiwan in favor of establishing them with China paying off?

Margaret Myers, Guo Jie, Ricardo Cevallos, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. officials signed amendments to the USMCA trade accord last week in Mexico City. // Photo: Mexican Government.

What Are the Most Important Changes to the USMCA?

How will the changes affect the three North American countries, and which sectors are set to gain or lose the most from them?

Andrés Rozental, Michelle DiGruttolo, Miyako Yerick, Carlo Dade, Tamara Kay, Kim Nolan García, Andrew Rudman, Nicolás Mariscal

Latin America Advisor ˙

The Chaos in Venezuela

On December 6, 2019, Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue joined the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head to discuss the current situation in Venezuela. Shifter remarked on the events in Venezuela that led up to the Chávez and Maduro’s governments, the economic and humanitarian crisis that is ongoing in the country, the complexities of US policy options going forward.

Michael Shifter

Presentations ˙ ˙ World Affairs Council of Hilton Head


Upheavals in Chile & Bolivia

On December 10, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Upheavals in Chile & Bolivia” featuring panelists Roberto Laserna, president of the Fundación Milenio and director of CERES; Fernando Molina, Bolivian author and journalist; and Lucía Dammert, associate professor at Universidad de Santiago de Chile. The event was moderated by Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Taylor Savell

Event Summaries ˙

Experts Divided on Prospects for a Shift in AMLO’s Energy Policy

This event, hosted in collaboration with the Institute of the Americas, aimed to examine the issues facing Mexico’s climate for energy investment across various sectors including power, renewables, oil and natural gas.

Sarah Phillips

Event Summaries ˙

Consejos de Michael Shifter para reducir la desigualdad

El presidente del Diálogo Interamericano habla del panorama de América Latina y de la importancia de cambiar las prioridades de inversión.

Michael Shifter, Ómar G. Ahumada Rojas

Interviews ˙ ˙ Portafolio

Editor’s Picks: Top Content from the Latin America Advisor 2019

Top selections from the Latin America Advisor’s editorial staff of issues covering especially important developments during 2019, a remarkable year for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Erik Brand, Gene Kuleta, Anastasia Chacón González

Latin America Advisor ˙

Latin America and 5G: Five Things to Know

A wide variety of factors—domestic and external—will shape 5G deployment in the Latin American region over the next few years.

Margaret Myers, Guillermo Garcia Montenegro

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Irene Estefanía González | Inter-American Dialogue Video

New Leadership in Argentina & Bolsonaro’s First Year

On December 10, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue, hosted an event titled “New Leadership in Argentina & Bolsonaro’s First Year.” The panelists were Matias Spektor, Rut Diamint, Bruno Binetti, and Monica de Bolle. Rafael Mathus, correspondent for La Nación, moderated the event.

Taylor Savell

Event Summaries ˙

The rise and rise of national populism

A global resurgence of populism and nationalism has galvanised support for leaders with policies inimical to the rule of law. Global Insight assesses the risks and how they can be countered. Michael Camilleri, director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Ruth Green from the International Bar Association, to discuss this issue. 

Michael Camilleri, Ruth Green

Interviews ˙ ˙ International Bar Association


Failed Democratic Order in Nicaragua

On November 26, 2019, The Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Failed Democratic Order in Nicaragua” in response to the report recently released by the OAS High-Level Commission on Nicaragua. The report followed the General Assembly’s June 2019 mandate calling for an assessment of the political situation in the country.

Tamar Ziff

Event Summaries ˙