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The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted treatments for noncommunicable diseases. The Simón Bolívar Hospital in Bogotá is pictured above. // File Photo: EEIM via Creative Commons.

How Can the Region Ensure Treatment for Existing Conditions?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the treatment of noncommunicable diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean amid Covid-19.

Alicia Bárcena, Julio Frenk, Rolf Hoenger, María Luisa Ávila, Ansel Hennis, Felicia Knaul, Michael Touchton

Latin America Advisor ˙

Carlos F. Chamorro interviewing Michael Shifter Video

Shifter: “Joe Biden no es blando, es un duro con las dictaduras”

Michael Shifter conversó con Carlos Fernando Chamorro de Confidencial para tratar cómo la administración Biden manejaría los temas más apremiantes de América Latina y cómo las relaciones regionales podrían cambiar. La conversación abarcó una amplia gama de temas como la estrategia interna de la campaña Biden, un conflicto posible entre Biden y Claver-Carone, y la política de Biden hacia los dictadores de la región.

Michael Shifter, Carlos F. Chamorro

Interviews ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Mia Amor Mottley

Member in the News: Mia Amor Mottley

Mia Amor Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, has been nominated to serve as Development Committee Chair for the joint committee of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Mia Amor Mottley

Member in the News ˙

The United States nominated Mauricio Claver-Carone to head the Inter-American Development Bank. // File Photo: U.S. State Department.

Trump’s Pick for IDB Chief Could Hamstring Latin America’s Top Lender

For Latin American and Caribbean nations that will depend heavily on the Inter-American Development Bank to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic in the years to come, the implications of Mauricio Claver-Carone’s bid for the presidency are profound.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

U.S. President Donald Trump and his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, pictured accepting the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, have voiced support for tougher sanctions on Venezuela’s government. // Photo: Biden Campaign.

Would Joe Biden Change U.S. Policy Toward Venezuela?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring expert viewpoints on what the U.S. policy toward Venezuela would be like under a potential Biden administration.

Juan Gonzalez, Diego Arria, Ray Walser, Laura Carlsen, Ryan C. Berg

Latin America Advisor ˙

Can Latin America Find a Faster Path to Digital Government?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the progress and challenges of digital government in Latin America and the Caribbean.

João Pacheco, Carlos Santiso, Silvina Moschini, Laura Gaviria Halaby, Luis Tejerina

Latin America Advisor ˙

Private sector investment Video

Private Sector and Early Childhood Investment

On August 13, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Education Program, the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN), UNICEF and United Way convened a virtual seminar on the role of the private sector in early childhood development in Latin America.

Daniela Saez, Martha Guerrero

Event Summaries ˙

Michael Shifter interviewed by NTN24 Video

Demócratas nominan formalmente a Biden como candidato contra Trump

Los demócratas intensificaron sus ataques contra el presidente Donald Trump este martes, en el segundo día de la convención virtual en la que nominaron oficialmente a Joe Biden como candidato a la Casa Blanca. Michael Shifter conversó con NTN24 sobre la convención demócrata y la nominación de Kamala Harris a la vicepresidencia. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

America in the World

Member in the News: Robert Zoellick

Robert Zoellick, former deputy of secretary of state and former president of the World Bank, has published a new book titled America in the World: A History of US Diplomacy and Foreign Policy.

Robert Zoellick

Member in the News ˙

Inter-American Development Bank building

Latin America Won’t Give In to Trump Without a Fight

For the Trump administration, there seem to be only two options in dealing with multilateral institutions: withdraw (as in the case of the World Health Organization) or take them over. In the tussle over the Inter-American Development Bank, the region is prepared to wait him out. The ball is now in Latin America’s court.

Michael Shifter, Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

Alliot Abrams speaking Video

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

The coal-fired Bocamina plant in Chile, pictured above, is set to close completely by 2022, 18 years ahead of schedule. // File Photo: Chilean Government

Is Chile On Track to Become Carbon Neutral By 2050?

An Energy Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the progress of Chile’s transition toward renewable energy.

Andrés Rebolledo, Ricardo Raineri, Rodrigo Andrade, Cecilia Aguillón, María Trinidad Castro

Energy Advisor ˙