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Xiomara Castro is to take office today as Honduras’ first female president. Competing factions in her ruling Libre party have sought to install rival leaders of Congress. // File Photo: XiomaraCastroZ via Twitter.

Will Castro Be Able to Tame Honduras’ Strained Politics?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the outlook of Xiomara Castro’s presidency in Honduras.

Emily Mendrala, Juan Carlos Sikaffy, Christine Wade, Hugo Llorens, Lucas Perelló

Latin America Advisor ˙

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¿Qué esperar con el triunfo de Xiomara Castro en Honduras?

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, fue invitado por la Voz de América para compartir sus opiniones sobre las elecciones en Honduras. Según Shifter, la alta participación política, especialmente entre los jóvenes, es positivo y muestra el gran deseo por un cambio. Asimismo, los analistas de la región ven esto como un factor importante y un paso adelante hacia la democracia.  

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voz de América

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Shifter: “Most Hondurans are unhappy and seem to be looking for change”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Agence France-Presse to share his thoughts on the upcoming election in Honduras. In this interview he explains how the people in Honduras desperately desire change and seek a candidate that can address their most pressing challenges with corruption, poverty, unemployment, and criminality.   

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Agence France Presse

Several Latin American leaders, with some notable exceptions, attended the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, making commitments that generated headlines. // Photo: United Nations.

How Real Are Latin American Leaders’ Climate Promises?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effectiveness of climate promises and initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, MK Vereen, Mirza Castro, José Luis Samaniego

Latin America Advisor ˙

Climate Change in the Northern Triangle: Recommendations for US Assistance

The countries of Central America’s Northern Triangle—El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—are especially vulnerable to the severe and worsening impacts of climate change. This policy brief, the first in a series of three publications, describes the main challenges and provides broad recommendations for the US strategy on climate change adaptation in the region. It is based on inputs from the Task Force on Climate Change in the Northern Triangle, coordinated by the Inter-American Dialogue.

Reports ˙ ˙ Climate Change in the Northern Triangle: Recommendations for US Assistance

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The 2021 NED Democracy Award: Honoring Central American Civil Society

On October 20, 2021, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) honored four civil society organizations with their 2021 Democracy Award. Santiago Canton, director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Dialogue, took part in the first panel for the event, “Democracy and Governance in Central America: Defending Civic Space and Independent Media for Democratic Accountability.”

Santiago Canton

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ National Endowment for Democracy

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Experts and officials discuss LAC energy policy

While 2021 has been a year of transition for the energy sector in Latin America, it has also been a year of instability in the region’s political conditions and social environment. Under this context, industry experts, government officials and corporate representatives convened virtually to discuss the challenges, opportunities and changes in Latin America’s energy markets at the Fifth Annual Latin America Energy Conference.

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Fifth Annual Latin America Energy Conference

The mayor of Tegucigalpa, Nasry “Tito” Asfura, is leading the polls ahead of Honduras’ Nov. 28 presidential election, though by just a few percentage points. // File Photo: National Party of Honduras.

Who Has the Edge Ahead of Honduras’ Presidential Vote?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the upcoming Honduran presidential elections.

Emily Mendrala, Luis Fernando Suazo, Juan Carlos Sikaffy, Hugo Llorens, Enrique Rodríguez Burchard

Latin America Advisor ˙

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The Changing Face of Migration in the Americas

On September 21st, 2021, The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel titled “The Changing Face of Migration in the Americas” to discuss the growing scale of migration in Latin America and the Caribbean and the changing composition of these flows over the past two years.

Amanda Wells,

Event Summaries ˙

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El impacto del cambio climático en el Triángulo Norte

La región del Triángulo Norte es extremadamente vulnerable a los efectos del cambio climático y merece una atención especial. Los huracanes y muchas veces las sequías agravan las crisis humanitarias y económicas en Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador. Lisa Viscidi compartió sus comentarios sobre las consecuencias del cambio climático en la región y lo que pueden hacer tanto los gobiernos del área como Estados Unidos para mitigar y adaptarse a los impactos climáticos.

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voice of America

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Orozco: “The Biden Administration proposal [must] approach the structural causes that have spurred migration not only in Central America”

Manuel Orozco, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, joined CNN for an interview to discuss the ongoing migration phenomenon occurring in Mexico’s southern border. The interview touched upon some of the causes of migration, the countries where large numbers of migrants are coming from, and why this issue needs to be urgently dealt with.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

Michael Shifter en RCV

Shifter: “La corrupción [en Honduras] penetra el estado y afectó a los partidos políticos”

En una entrevista para el programa Primera Plana de Radio Cadena Voces, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló sobre la situación política y migratoria de los países que conforman el Triángulo Norte. Asimismo, también se trataron temas como las problemáticas del narcotráfico y corrupción latentes en Honduras y sus efectos en el estado y los partidos políticos de este país centroamericano. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Radio Cadena Voces

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A Commitment to Family: Remittances and Covid-19

This report from the Migration, Remittances & Development Program presents the findings of a survey carried out with more than 1,000 US immigrants from eight Latin American and Caribbean nationalities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study identifies critical aspects that shaped migrants’ experiences in 2020 and early 2021, and, more importantly, the determinants of continuing to send money back home in times of crisis. 

Manuel Orozco, Kathryn Klaas

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walking alongside Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

How Successful Was U.S. VP Harris’ Latin America Trip?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A about Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico and the Biden administration’s migration policy.

Eduardo Stein, Oscar Chacon, Katya Rimkunas, Andrea Tanco, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙

Kamala Harris

How did Harris’ Central America trip go?

Noah Bierman, from the Los Angeles Times, travelled with Vice President Harris to the region and interviewed Rebecca Bill Chavez, non-resident senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, to assess the trip and the bigger questions it raises about the Biden administration’s strategy for reducing migration. 

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Noah Bierman

Interviews ˙ ˙ Los Angeles Times