How Much Is Fake News Influencing Latin Elections?

How much impact did the spread of misinformation have on Brazil’s election? How did this play out in other presidential races in the region this year, such as in Colombia and Costa Rica? What effects does false propaganda on social
media have on Latin American democracies, and what should be done, if anything, to control it?

Laura Chinchilla, Maria Velez de Berliner, Cristina Tardáguila, Silvio Waisbord

Latin America Advisor ˙

Teodoro and FDR

No one was more brilliant, independent, and generous with his ideas than Teodoro Petkoff. He was a consummate public intellectual with enormous integrity and a keen sense of irony who one never tired of listening to and learning from. He enriched and uplifted so many lives.  

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

No Strangers at the Gate 

A report presenting recommendations to countries and organizations contending with the Venezuelan migration and refugee crisis.

Michael Camilleri, Fen Osler Hampson

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Mexican state oil company Pemex’s chief executive, Carlos Treviño, confirmed the discovery of seven reservoirs in two wells in Mexico’s southeast basin. // File Photo: Pemex.

Will Pemex’s New Oil Finds Reverse Output Declines?

Will Pemex’s most recent oil discoveries be enough to reverse the country’s output declines?

Doris Rodriguez, Carlos A. Chávez, Steven P. Otillar, Francisco de Rosenzweig, Maria Cortez, Carlos Ochoa

Energy Advisor ˙


Peter Hakim on Brazil’s Presidential Elections

Brazil prepares to elect its next president on Oct 28 as part of the second round of elections in the country. The people of Brazil will have to choose between the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro and Lula-backed centrist Fernando Haddad. On the night of the elections, the Inter-American Dialogue’s President Emeritus and Senior Fellow Peter Hakim commented on the topic for CGTN America with John Terrett.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN


¿Protege Trump a Arabia Saudita?

Lisa Viscidi, directora del programa de Energía, Cambio Climático e Industrias Extractoras del Diálogo Interamericano comenta con Gustau Algret para Poder Latino de NTN24 sobre la desaparición del periodista saudí Jamal Khashoggi y las consecuencias del poder petrolero de Arabia Saudita.

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Hepatitis C, viruses of which are pictured above, primarily affects the liver and is spread through blood-to-blood contact. // Image: AJC1 via Creative Commons.

Is Hepatitis C the New Health Priority for the Americas?

How big of a problem is hepatitis C in Latin America? What kinds of efforts should countries and the private sector make to fight it?

Ryan McKeel, Núria Homedes, Carl Meacham, Katherine Bliss, Andrew Rudman

Latin America Advisor ˙


Nicaragua Crisis: New Paths Forward?

On October 17, The Inter-American Dialogue in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program hosted a panel event titled “Nicaragua Crisis: New Paths Forward?”

Cassandra Zimmer

Event Summaries ˙


Caravana de migrantes, Venezuela, elecciones en Brazil

En este episodio de Club de Prensa, Michael Shifter analizó el mensaje del presidente Maduro hacia su contraparte estadounidense sobre la caravana migrante, el plebiscito británico, las elecciones en Brasil y la situación argentina.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24