On May 24, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Boston University Global Development Policy Center co-hosted a webinar titled “At a Crossroads: China’s Post-Pandemic Economic Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.” The event considered China’s dynamic and evolving economic engagement with the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, and drew upon new findings and data from the Inter-American Dialogue and the Boston University Global Development Policy Center.
At the inaugural Cities Summit of the Americas in Denver, Colorado, on April 26, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAF) convened experts to discuss the legacy of mega-sporting events for creating more inclusive cities, with a special focus on the positive impact for individuals with disabilities.
At the inaugural Cities Summit of the Americas in Denver, Colorado, the Inter-American Dialogue and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America convened a high-level workshop entitled, “Women’s Economic Empowerment & the Digital Transformation.”
To explore the innovative tools key to materializing these financial flows, Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Unlocking Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean” on May 8, 2023.
To explore the social and human rights implications of critical minerals mining, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Critical Minerals in LAC: the ‘S’ in ESG” on April 11, 2023.
On March 29, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private discussion with Victoria Gama and Arun Pillai-Essex of Verisk Maplecroft, as well as with Alejandro Martínez de Hoz of White & Case, to explore the ever-changing risks and opportunities facing industries of the energy transition.
To discuss the implications of the release of political prisoners in Nicaragua, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a hybrid event titled “Between Radicalization and Prospects for Change in Nicaragua” on February 10, 2023.
On the heels of President Guillermo Lasso’s White House meeting with President Joe Biden on December 19, 2022, President Lasso joined Inter-American Dialogue President & CEO Rebecca Bill Chavez for a conversation about the US-Ecuador bilateral relationship.
To discuss the implications of this attempted autogolpe for Peru and the region, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an online event titled “Peru’s Precarious Politics — The Crisis Deepens” on December 15, 2022.
On December 9, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue invited distinguished political scientist Jorge Castañeda Gutman for a conversation to discuss the state of democracy and opportunities for the region.
On December 1, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue, East Consulting, and Cámara de Comercio Peruano-China cohosted a webinar titled “Grading the Pacific Alliance—What Progress on Cross-Pacific Economic Connectivity?” This event considered emerging developments within the Pacific Alliance, the bloc’s cross-Pacific engagement with Asia, and the level of Asian overseas investment in Pacific Alliance member nations.
Amidst stark regression of reproductive rights in the Global North, the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with the Center for Reproductive Rights, Fòs Feminista, and the Embassy of Argentina in the United States, hosted a symposium titled “Faces of the Latin American Green Wave: From Argentina to Mexico, Leaders Share Their Experiences” on October 27, 2022.
Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva narrowly defeated his populist, right-wing opponent Jair Bolsonaro by just over 2 million votes in the second round of elections and will begin his third term as president of Brazil in January 2023. To explore what the election means for Brazilian politics, society, and foreign relations, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event titled “Brazil Elections – What’s Next?” on November 7, 2022.
Central America and the Caribbean are receiving more attention from Japan, whether at the policy level or among Japan’s private sector.
Industry experts, government officials, and corporate representatives convened virtually to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and changes in Latin America’s energy sector at the Sixth Annual Latin America Energy Conference.