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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“It Is Urgent to Recover the Learning and Wellbeing of Students” – A Call from the Latin American Coalition for Teaching Excellence
The Latin American Coalition for Teaching Excellence affirms the need to support teachers in the reopening of schools and presents seven recommendations to do so in a safe and comprehensive manner.
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.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Honduras’ March 14 elections ahead of the November presidential elections.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the candidates to watch ahead of Peru’s upcoming presidential election on April 11.
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.
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.
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.
Shifter: “Biden tiene una agenda más amplia [que Trump] y va a requerir tiempo para reajustar la relación entre Estados Unidos y México”
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con France24 sobre la futura relación entre los Estados Unidos y México y las prioridades de la nueva administración Biden respecto al manejo de la pandemia del Covid-19.