Analysis

Shifter and Chamorro Video

Shifter: “[La represión de Ortega] se parece al patrón vivido hace 30 años”

En una entrevista con Carlos Fernando Chamorro para Confidencial, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó sobre la crisis política en Nicaragua, la cual ha generado una controversia internacional en torno a la erosión de los valores democráticos en este país centroamericano. Shifter examinó el papel que juega la comunidad internacional, las repercusiones de las acciones del regimen Ortega-Murillo y la incertidumbre de cara a las próximas elecciones en noviembre.

Michael Shifter, Carlos Fernando Chamorro

Interviews ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Screenshot of interview Video

Shifter: “[La de Perú] es una situación extrema en la que se elegirá al mal menor”

En esta entrevista con NTN24, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, examinó la situación actual en Perú, país que se encuentra en medio de una elección presidencial entre los candidatos Keiko Fujimori y Pedro Castillo. La entrevista exploró temas como la corrupción, la polarización política y la desconfianza de la ciudadanía peruana en las instituciones gubernamentales.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Sylvia Escovar

Member in the News: Sylvia Escovar

Sylvia Escovar, former president and CEO of Organización Terpel S.A., was appointed as chairman of the Board of Directors for GeoPark, a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Ecuador.

Sylvia Escovar

Member in the News ˙

Shifter speaks with Holmes Video

Shifter: “It is very difficult now to talk about a serious election [in Nicaragua], November 7 will be a complete farce”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Michael Holmes from CNN about the state of democracy in Latin America. The conversation covered how things are evolving in Nicaragua, after opposition leaders were imprisoned by the Ortega Murillo regime, as well as the potential repercussions of the recent elections in Peru and Mexico.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

Nature scene of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Sustainable Investment Is Flooding the Market

Companies are increasingly under pressure from the public and regulators to both disclose and improve environment, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. Such regulations in Europe and the United States will nudge investors toward low emissions projects. All this capital has to be put somewhere, and Latin America and other emerging markets are well positioned to become big recipients of these increased climate-focused flows.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walking alongside Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

How Successful Was U.S. VP Harris’ Latin America Trip?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A about Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico and the Biden administration’s migration policy.

Eduardo Stein, Oscar Chacon, Katya Rimkunas, Andrea Tanco, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙

Kamala Harris

How did Harris’ Central America trip go?

Noah Bierman, from the Los Angeles Times, travelled with Vice President Harris to the region and interviewed Rebecca Bill Chavez, non-resident senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, to assess the trip and the bigger questions it raises about the Biden administration’s strategy for reducing migration. 

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Noah Bierman

Interviews ˙ ˙ Los Angeles Times

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pictured voting on Sunday along with First Lady Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller

How Much Is AMLO Weakened By the Midterm Results?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the results of Mexico’s 2021 midterm elections and what they mean for López Obrador.

Nicolás Mariscal, Andrés Rozental, Vanessa Rubio-Márquez, Lorena Becerra, Jonathan Hiskey, Falko Ernst

Latin America Advisor ˙

Event photo featuring the ten speakers Video

Expertos analizan las rutas para alcanzar la carbono neutralidad

La Fundación Propagas, la Universidad Central del Este y el Diálogo Interamericano celebraron el jueves 3 de junio la Quinta Edición de la Cátedra Magistral Ambiental, dedicada a la señora Rosa Margarita Bonetti de Santana, destacada medioambientalista de la República Dominicana.

Ignacio Albe

Event Summaries ˙

A supporter of Pedro Castillo in Peru holding up a sign that says

What Will Result From Peru’s Razor-Thin Vote?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring expert viewpoints on Peru’s 2021 presidential runoff vote between Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori.

Cynthia McClintock, Luis Miguel Castilla, Nicolás Saldías, Mariana Zepeda, Beatriz Llanos

Latin America Advisor ˙

Shifter speaks with CGTN on the 2021 Peruvian Presidential Election Video

Shifter: “Neither Keiko Fujimori nor Pedro Castillo can deal with the consequences [of Covid-19] alone”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with CGTN about the early exit numbers from the 2021 Peruvian presidential election. The conversation covered what a win for Keiko Fujimori would mean for the future of Peru and Fujimorismo, and what the Peruvian presidential election means to the rest of Latin America.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

VP Harris speaking

Vice President Harris’ Trip to Mexico & Guatemala

The upcoming trip of Vice President Kamala Harris to Mexico and Guatemala will focus on a wide range of challenges, including corruption, violence, organized crime, lack of economic development, investment, job opportunities, and climate change. Our experts discuss the issues that are likely to be raised during this trip, possible points of contention, concerns around the rule of law and regional security, and the current and expected migration trends from Central America, among other topics.

Michael Shifter, Rebecca Bill Chavez, Manuel Orozco