Since March 2021, Haitian civil society has been working hard to develop innovative, local solutions to the country’s problems, including a blueprint for a Haitian-led transition that could well forge a new path for the country. For that plan to work, the changes will need to be profound and transformative, and the process of implementing them as inclusive and empowering, as possible.
Unless there is a course adjustment soon, all signs point to a catastrophic political and humanitarian crisis in Haiti.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on how Colombia-U.S. relations could change under Colombia’s new president, Gustavo Petro.
Julissa Reynoso, US Ambassador to Spain, received the Global Gift Women’s Empowerment Award for her work supporting social programs that improve quality of life and care for immigrants in the United States.
On July 13, 2022, Think Tank Haiti, a collaborative initiative between the Inter-American Dialogue and the Quisqueya University in Haiti hosted a webinar on the outcomes of international aid in Haiti. The panel featured a diverse group of experts, discussing why aid may have failed in Haiti as well as what Haiti and donor countries can do to mitigate future poor performance.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the outlook for President Biden’s meeting with Mexican President López Obrador.
En una conversación con Infobae Colombia, Michael Shifter, senior fellow del Diálogo Interamericano, habló sobre las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Colombia tras la elección de Gustavo Petro.
On June 17, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a public event with Assistant Secretary of State Brian A. Nichols to discuss the achievements of the Ninth Summit of the Americas and inter-American cooperation moving forward.
The number of migrants attempting to cross the border into the United States is already reaching record highs—and the number is expected to rise by late summer.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on private sector investment Central American economies.
Shifter: “The Summit will reflect that the political and diplomatic influence of the US has diminished substantially in the region”
On June 6 Michael Shifter, senior fellow of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by the Hopkins Podcast of Foreign Affairs about the IX Summit of the Americas held in Los Angeles. On top of the successes and shortcomings of the Summit, the conversation also covered the most recent developments of US foreign policy towards Latin America.
Michael Shifter, expresidente y senior fellow del Diálogo Interamericano, fue entrevistado por NTN24 sobre la Cumbre de las Américas y la política de la Administración Biden con respeto a la cumbre y a América Latina en general.
What is needed is a consensus roadmap for policymakers — both in Haiti and among key international actors — that responds to Haiti’s needs over the horizon.
It’s time for President Biden to release a plan of action that will help solve the problems of the region and return the U.S. to the position of a respected and trusted partner throughout the Americas.
Chavez: “[The summit] should not be seen as a one-and-done event. It should be just seen as a starting point for action.”
The United States must embrace a policy of persistent high-level engagement. “I understand that Latin America cannot be our top priority, but it needs to be on the list.”