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2019-2020 Biennial Report

We are pleased to present this report, highlighting our contributions to the policy debates that defined 2019 and 2020.

Annual Reports ˙

Participantes del conversatorio

Desarrollo para Guatemala: El cómo desde la perspectiva de la migración

El 28 de enero del 2021, El Diálogo Interamericano, en colaboración con la Red Nacional de Grupos Gestores de Guatemala-San Marcos, organizó un conversatorio privado, “La migración como elemento del desarrollo integral: Alianzas y prácticas para su inclusión estratégica” con el apoyo de Cities Alliance. El conversatorio se concentró en el caso guatemalteco con el objetivo de socializar y discutir perspectivas planteadas por actores que trabajan con los lugares de origen, destino y retorno.

Kathryn Klaas, Juan Hernandez

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Ricardo Zuniga, Thiago Barral, Nestor Forster Jr, Fernanda Delgado, Lisa Viscdi

Private Roundtable on US-Brazil Energy & Climate Cooperation

Energy and climate change are important aspects of the US-Brazil relationship and will only become more prominent under the Biden administration. Brazil and the US are important diplomatic and trade partners in the hemisphere, and both countries have the potential to make major contributions to combating climate change and developing more sustainable and reliable energy systems. In collaboration with FGV Energia, on February 26, the Inter-American Dialogue held a private virtual roundtable on US-Brazil energy and climate cooperation.

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Michael Shifter en Voz de América Video

Shifter: “Al final del día, hay demasiado en juego para México y para Estados Unidos como para dejar que esta relación se deteriore”

Entrevistado por Gonzalo Abarca para el programa Foro Interamericano, Michael Shifter explora varios aspectos de la estrategia del gobierno de Biden hacia América Latina. Se conversó también acerca de las políticas migratorias, la inversión en Centroamérica, la relación entre los Estados Unidos y México y las políticas hacia Venezuela y Cuba.

Michael Shifter, Gonzalo Abarca

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voz de América

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Can Latin America Create Better Job Options for Women?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the impacts of Covid-19 on Latin American and Caribbean women’s participation in the work force.

Alicia Bárcena, Joyce Wong, Paula Tavares, Ana Basco, Valentina Sader

Latin America Advisor ˙

Venezuelan migrants are pictured carrying their bags as they cross the border into Colombia.

What Will Legality Mean for Refugees From Venezuela?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the Colombia government’s granting of legal status to Venezuelan migrant and refugees.

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Maria Velez de Berliner, Mauricio Claver-Carone, Andrés Martínez-Fernández

Latin America Advisor ˙

Lisa Viscidi speaks about a potential green recovery in Latin America at a webinar hosted by LSE. Video

Stimulating a Green Recovery in Latin America

On February 9, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science hosted an event at which Lisa Viscidi spoke about how revenue from extractive industries can be used to accelerate climate change mitigation and adaptation in Colombia and Peru.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Latin America and Caribbean Centre

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Shifting Gears: Chinese Finance in LAC, 2020

China Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of China issued no new finance to Latin American and Caribbean governments or state-run companies in 2020.

Margaret Myers, Rebecca Ray

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Julissa Reynoso

Member in the News: Julissa Reynoso

Julissa Reynoso, chief of staff for the First Lady and former US ambassador to Uruguay, will be the co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council in the Biden administration. 

Julissa Reynoso

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The Demand for a Post-Pandemic Evaluation Agenda

The following document presents five recommendations developed by the Dialogue’s Civil Society Working Group on conducting educational assessments during school reopening after the pandemic.

Grupo de Trabajo de Sociedad Civil

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Michael Shifter en su oficina

Shifter: “La administración Biden ha mandado mensajes muy claros en cuanto a Bukele”

En esta entrevista con Tomás Guevara, el presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter, analizó el gobierno de Nayib Bukele y la espiral de autoritarismo en la que se ha embarcado El Salvador. Se discutió también sobre cuáles se espera que sean los puntos claves de la política exterior de la nueva administración Biden hacia este país centroamericano en particular y el Triángulo Norte en general.

Michael Shifter, Tomás Guevara

Interviews ˙ ˙ elsalvador.com

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Shifter: “[Biden] esta haciendo más énfasis en atacar las causas principales de la migración”

En esta entrevista con Doris Ramírez, Michael Shifter discutió las actitudes de la nueva administración Biden hacia América Latina y la experiencia que el actual presidente de Estados Unidos tiene en la región. Se conversó también acerca de la estrategia de política exterior del nuevo gobierno en materia de migración, acercamiento a Cuba y Venezuela y la competencia con China.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Perspectiva global

Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala Video

Linking Migration to Housing and Urban Planning in Guatemala

On October 29, 2020, the second virtual session of the Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala (LAV for its initials in Spanish) took place. The Housing Laboratory’s objective was to explore the role of urban and land use planning in the context of international migration and return migration. It further considered how these processes can be integrated into Guatemala’s National Housing Council’s (CONAVI) ongoing efforts to update Guatemala’s National Policy on Housing and Human Settlements in order to guarantee access to decent housing and boost local economic development.

Kathryn Klaas

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ The Inter-American Dialogue

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Biden’s Central America Plan – Perspectives from the Region

On February 17, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Biden’s Central America Plan – Perspectives from the Region” in partnership with Creative Associates International. Taking into account the Biden administration’s plan for Central America, speakers addressed the region’s doubts, needs and aspirations with respect to US partnerships toward short-term and long-term development in the region.

Worth Talley

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