Analysis

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The Demons of Nicaraguan Politics: Between the ‘Caudillo’ Political Boss and Perfect Politician

Nicaragua’s political crisis is torn between violence and anger of defensive misrule, and division within the opposition. It is a political battle full of contempt, criticism, and even manipulating reality. These actions are not atypical of Nicaragua, and they represent a very deep belief of our political culture: the government can only be administered by the perfect politician and each of us judges with moral superiority who is or is not worthy to be considered perfect.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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The Crisis of Democracy and Women’s Rights in the Americas

On June 4, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation co-sponsored an event titled “The Crisis of Democracy and Women’s Rights in the Americas.”

Missy Reif, Leonie Rauls

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Myers: “China is focusing activity in a few strategic sectors”

In an interview BBC’s The Real Story, Margaret Myers considered prospects for US-China-Latin America relations in the coming years, taking into account global trends and the Biden administration’s likely take on China’s growing global role. 

Margaret Myers

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC The Real Story

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Is Democracy in Trouble? Latin America from a Global Perspective

On December 13, 2019 the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (IDEA) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), hosted “Is Democracy in Trouble? Latin America in Global Perspective”, an event to launch IDEA’s The Global State of Democracy 2019 Report: Addressing the Ills, Reviving the Promise.

Kaitlyn Blansett,

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Ahead of 2022 Elections, Recovery Options in Latin America

In his interview with the Georgetown Americas Institute, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, talks with Muni Jensen, series host, about Latin America’s electoral agenda, the climate agenda, economic recovery, and his leadership at the Dialogue.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Georgetown Americas Institute

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To Address Inequality, Look Racism in the Face

Washington’s economic and political reform agenda isn’t wrong. It’s just too narrowly conceived. To work, it must address Latin America’s pernicious and pervasive inequality and racism.

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Los Angeles Times

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Deplatforming Trump: Implications for Latin America

On January 27, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with Luminate to host the webinar “Deplatforming Trump – Implications for Latin America.” The panel discussed regulation and moderation of online content and speech, its specific challenges in Latin America, and possible regulatory approaches that can ensure that digital environments uphold democratic norms and abide by international human rights standards.

Sofía Corzo

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A Conversation with Luis Fernando Camacho

On December 13, 2019 the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “A Conversation with Luis Fernando Camacho”, candidate for the Bolivia presidency.

Kaitlyn Blansett, Taylor Savell

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Justice and Democracy in Nicaragua: Necessary Steps for Political Change

It is now becoming increasingly clear that recent protests reflect the anger of the Nicaraguan people towards what many describe as an environment of systematic corruption and abuse of authority that has spanned almost 30 years.

Manuel Orozco, Beryl Seiler

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin News

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Chavez: “It troubles me that the Venezuelan refugee crisis is not getting the attention it deserves”

The newly appointed President and CEO of the Inter-American Dialogue, Rebecca Bill Chavez, spoke with the Washington Diplomat about her new role and the most urgent priorities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prominent among her concerns was the retrogression of democracy across the region, with a pointed focus on Venezuela. 

Rebecca Bill Chavez

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Diplomat