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Protesters in Chile have long aired grievances over the country’s pension system. President Sebastián Piñera proposed reforms earlier this year, and now a group of senators wants to nationalize the system. // File Photo: CONSTRAMET.

Should Chile’s Pension System Be Nationalized?

Should Chile’s pension system be nationalized, and how would such a move affect current and future retirees?

Fernando Larraín, Olivia Mitchell, Sergio Urzua, Alfonso de Urresti, Kathleen Barclay, Peter Winn

Financial Advisor ˙

The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred debate over whether countries should provide their citizens a universal basic income. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Should Countries Provide a Universal Basic Income?

What would a Universal Basic Income system look like in Latin America and the Caribbean, and what unintended consequences might such a system bring?

Nora Lustig, Claudio M. Loser, Mac Margolis, Paul R. Katz

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Camilleri comenta sobre las manifestaciones de Estados Unidos en el canal El Financiero Video

Trump hace que la violencia suba de tono en Estados Unidos

En esta entrevista para el programa La Nota Dura en El Financiero, Michael Camilleri y Javier Risco hablan sobre la situación actual de las manifestaciones en los Estados Unidos y las reacciones del presidente Trump y los gobiernos estatales. 

Michael Camilleri, Javier Risco

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Financiero Bloomberg

Michael Shifter interviewed by Daniel Zovatto Video

La pandemia en América Latina: poderes de emergencia, corrupción e inseguridad

En esta entrevista con Aristegui Noticias, Michael Shifter habló con Daniel Zovatto, Director Regional de IDEA Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe, sobre el impacto de la pandemia en los Estados Unidos, América Latina en general y también casos específicos como Brasil, México, El Salvador, Nicaragua y Venezuela. 

Michael Shifter, Daniel Zovatto

Interviews ˙ ˙ Aristegui Noticias

Albert Fishlow

Member in the News: Albert Fishlow

On May 27, 2020, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) of Harvard University awarded the 2020 Centennial Medal for Economics to Albert Fishlow.

Albert Fishlow

Member in the News ˙

A Costa Rican flag waves beside a rainbow pride flag outside the presidential palace in San José.

Costa Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Costa Rica became the first Central American country, and the sixth one in Latin America, to fully legalize same-sex marriage.

Anastasia Chacón González

Latin America Advisor ˙

International companies and local industry groups have blasted Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s new power sector measures.

Do Mexico’s New Power Sector Rules Favor the State?

What do the new rules in Mexico’s power sector entail, and why have the sparked controversy among energy companies and local industry groups?

Héctor Castro Vizcarra, Jeremy Martin, Víctor Rodríguez, Dino Barajas, Geoffrey Jones, Pedro Niembro, Jose L. Valera, Doris Rodriguez, Carlos Chavez, Carlos Ochoa

Energy Advisor ˙

Jose Angel Gurria Video

Assessing the Economic and Social Impact of Covid-19 – A Conversation with OECD Secretary-General, Ángel Gurría

On May 22, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Assessing the Economic and Social Impact of Covid-19 – A Conversation with OECD Secretary-General, Ángel Gurría.” Before being appointed Secretary-General in 2006, Gurría served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance and Public Credit for his home country of Mexico. He has been a member of the Dialogue since 2001.

Sarah Galbenski

Event Summaries ˙

File Photo: WTO.

Can a New Leader Revitalize the World Trade Organization?

What did Brazil’s Azevêdo bring to the WTO, and how does his early departure affect the organization and its work?

Kellie Meiman, Kristen Hopewell, Gary Hufbauer, Richard Eglin, Renata Vargas Amaral

Latin America Advisor ˙

In pursuit of what matters: passion for the bottom line

Member in the News: Susana Malcorra

Dialogue member Susana Malcorra, dean of the School of Public and Global Affairs at IE University, has published a new book titled In Pursuit of What Matters: Passion for the Bottom Line.

Susana Malcorra

Member in the News ˙

The World by Richard Haass Video

Member in the News: Richard Haass

Dialogue member Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, has published a new book titled The World: A Brief Introduction.

Richard Haass

Member in the News ˙

Mario Vargas Llosa, Medio siglo con Borges

Member in the News: Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel literature laureate and former Peruvian presidential candidate, has published a new book on the writings of author Jorge Luis Borges, titled Medio siglo con Borges, or “Half a Century with Borges.”

Mario Vargas Llosa

Member in the News ˙

Virtual Members Forum

Virtual Forum for Dialogue Members

On May 19, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted its first virtual forum for Dialogue members to discuss the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sofia Lalinde, Casey Wetherbee

Event Summaries ˙

Voices in the Pandemic picture of panelists Video

Voices in the Pandemic – Covid-19 and Freedom of Expression in the Americas

On May 20, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue, Global Affairs Canada and the Office of the Special Rapporteur of Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights hosted “Voices in the Pandemic – Covid-19 and Freedom of Expression in the Americas” to discuss the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on freedom of expression and disinformation, especially in light of emergency measures taken across the hemisphere that limit human rights and access to information.

Catharine Christie, Casey Wetherbee

Event Summaries ˙

Michael Shifter en entrevista con Canal N Video

El impacto del Coronavirus en Perú

En esta entrevista para el programa 20/20 de Canal N, Michael Shifter y Mávila Huertas hablaron sobre los efectos del Covid-19 en América Latina, la situación actual en Perú, la importancia de las instituciones y las diferencias entre esta pandemia y la crisis financiera de 2008-2009.

Michael Shifter, Mávila Huertas

Interviews ˙ ˙ Canal N