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What’s Next for the International Response to Venezuela?

At an in-person event organized by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Chatham House, and the Inter-American Dialogue, panelists discussed the consequences of Venezuela’s crisis in anticipation of 2024, a pivotal year in which presidential elections are scheduled to take place.

Daniel Caballero, Trinidad Lorente

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How Well Are the U.S. & Mexico Cooperating?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views drugs and security in Mexico and the United States.

Earl Anthony Wayne, Stephanie Brewer, Gary J. Hale, Raúl Benítez Manaut, Vanda Felbab-Brown

Latin America Advisor ˙

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A Conversation with Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali

On September 13, 2023, President Irfaan Ali joined Inter-American Dialogue President & CEO Rebecca Bill Chavez for a conversation on sustainable management of oil & gas revenue and the future of US-Guyana ties.

Bernarda Jarrín

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A Golden Bridge for the Maduro Government

As Venezuela’s presidential elections, scheduled for 2024, draw closer, the international community’s attention is primarily focused on how to use leverage to ensure minimal electoral conditions. US high-level officials have publicly said they would ease some of the economic and political sanctions imposed on the country in exchange for meaningful concessions by Nicolas Maduro’s government, and there is clearly an ongoing back channel between US and Venezuelan authorities along these lines. While this discussion is essential, it often overshadows a vital aspect of the conversation—the plan for what comes next. No transition of power is possible without a clear path forward after election day.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

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Democracy Under Siege: The Region’s Reaction to Bukele

At an in-person event organized by the Inter-American Dialogue, along with CESCOS (Center for the Study of Contemporary Open Societies) and the University ORT in Uruguay, panelists analyzed the popularity of President Bukele despite allegations of abuses committed in the context of the state of exception adopted in the country, the impact of punitive security policies on the rule of law, attempts to export Bukele’s model to the region, and alternative strategies to counter abusive security policies. 

Daniel Caballero

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Orozco: “La importancia económica de las remesas ha asumido un rol preponderante”

El 29 de septiembre, director del programa de Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano, Manuel Orozco, habló con Gonzalo Abarca, presentador del programa “Foro” en Voz de América (VOA). El panel abarcó varios asuntos relacionados con una taza de migración creciente, su efecto en la economía estadounidense, el impacto de sanciones en el crecimiento y el papel importante de las remesas en la región.

Manuel Orozco

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Contra el mutismo en la política exterior hacia Nicaragua

Si bien la Ley Renacer es un mandato del Congreso sobre una política sobre Nicaragua, no parece haber voluntad de parte de la Administración Biden para asumirla, incluso a pesar de que Biden hizo la promoción de la democracia una prioridad.

Manuel Orozco

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Prosperity and Progress in Intermediate Cities – Solid Waste in San Marcos, Guatemala

As part of the “environmental management” component of the Prosperity and Progress in Intermediate Cities project, these slides present the results of a survey conducted in three municipalities in the department of San Marcos, Guatemala: San Marcos, San Antonio Sacatepéquez, and San Pedro Sacatepéquez.

Manuel Orozco

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Prosperity and Progress in Intermediate Cities – Migration, Remittances, and Development: Trends and Recommendations

The following presentation, prepared by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances and Development program of the Inter-American Dialogue, is part of the Prosperity and Progress in Intermediate Cities project. The initiative seeks to encourage socioeconomic inclusion in the municipalities of the department of San Marcos, Guatemala and the municipality of Amatitlán, Guatemala.

Manuel Orozco

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Courts, a Last Line of Defense for Latin American Democracies

In Latin America today, traditional coups are no longer the biggest threat to liberal democracy. More perilous are democratically elected leaders who, once in power, deliberately and gradually undermine basic guarantees, such as judicial autonomy, electoral integrity, independent press work and free expression. 

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Tamara Taraciuk Broner

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