What is behind President Nayib Bukele’s display of military force in El Salvador’s congressional building?
Written by Sergio Bitar, this report from the Global Trends & Future of Latin America program explores various predictions for what new technology may do to the workforce over the next years, and how Latin America can prepare.
A new documentary based on Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, will open the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival at New York’s Beacon Theatre on April 15th, followed by a performance by Willie Nelson.
A new report by the Venezuela Working Group, an initiative of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, proposes a framework for future action based on a realistic assessment of Venezuela’s current trajectory.
On Feb. 6, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “OAS Secretary General Candidate Series: María Fernanda Espinosa”, a public event with María Fernanda Espinosa, candidate for OAS Secretary General.
En esta entrevista para Cuestión de Poder, Michael Shifter y Gustau Alegret hablaron sobre la deuda de Argentina con el Fondo Monetario Internacional, la visita del presidente Lenín Moreno a Washington, la toma del presidente Nayib Bukele de la Asamblea con militares, las elecciones de la OEA, y la visita de Michael Shifter a la academia de Ciencias Sociales del Vaticano.
Manuel Orozco interviews with Tomás Guevara of El Diaro at Hoy to discuss the political crisis in El Salvador due to recent actions made by president Bukele, which include, storming the Legislative Assembly on Sunday, February 9th with military and police officials and threatening to dissolve the Legislative Assembly.
The Richmond World Affairs Council held on January 30 a public event on the current crisis in Venezuela, its authoritarian legacy and the US policy toward the country. Michael Shifter and David Smolansky were the featured speakers.
What will be the coronavirus outbreak’s global economic fallout, and how will such trends affect Latin American and Caribbean economies?
Caribbean islands are in many ways ideal markets for electric vehicles, and several Caribbean jurisdictions have made significant advances in promoting electric mobility. Examining five case studies—Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic—this report identifies the key challenges and recommends actions that Caribbean governments and other stakeholders can take to stimulate EV adoption.
Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, has co-authored and published a new book titled The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis.
Después de casi un mes fuera de Venezuela, en gira internacional entre Europa y Estados Unidos, finalmente Juan Guaidó se prepara para regresar a su país. Iacopo Luzi de VOA entrevistó a Michael Shifter para analizar qué se logró y qué se espera en adelante.
A year ago, the emergence of Guaidó brought some hope to Venezuela. He, and many others, then believed that international and national pressure would make the military turn from Maduro to Guaido, resulting in the regime’s fall. They were mistaken. They were guilty of a lack of realism. Today is a time for realism. It is also a time to be creative, open to new possibilities that have a chance, however remote, of ending the nightmare in our hemisphere.
La gira internacional de Juan Guaidó por Europa y América ha terminado esta semana en la Casa Blanca, desde donde se impulsó hace un año su reconocimiento internacional. En este tiempo no ha habido elecciones democráticas en Venezuela ni conversaciones productivas entre el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro y la oposición. ¿Podríamos haberlo hecho mejor? Política Exterior consultó con Michael Shifter y otros expertos.
Michael Shifter participated in the forum “New Forms of Solidarity: Towards Fraternal Inclusion, Integration and Innovation” organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at Casina Pio IV in the Vatican. Shifter discussed the causes and motivations for the protests seen in Latin America in 2019, what to expect for 2020, and the role of multilateral organizations in this context.