Leopoldo López: Symbol & Victim

For anyone following Venezuela’s unending tragedy, the sentencing of Leopoldo López to nearly 14 years in prison was hardly surprising.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Tercera

Michael Shifter entrevistado sobre los temas más urgentes en la región

Michael Shifter fue entrevistado por Gerardo Torres de El Salvador sobre los temas más destacados en la agenda regional. Entre otros asuntos, Shifter habló sobre el futuro de la paz en Colombia, la crisis política y económica en Venezuela, y el impacto de las elecciones de Estados Unidos en la región.

Michael Shifter, Gerardo Torres

Interviews ˙ ˙ El


Challenging Correa’s Citizens’ Revolution

Ecuadordan President Rafael Correa battles an increasingly dissatisfied citizenry as he implements fiscal reforms to counter dropping oil prices.

Michael Shifter, Murat Dagli

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

American Political Decay or Renewal?

In the 2016 presidential election, whatever the issue—from immigration to financial reform to trade to stagnating incomes—large numbers of voters on both sides of the spectrum have risen up against what they see as a corrupt, self-dealing Establishment, turning to radical outsiders in the hopes of a purifying cleanse.

Francis Fukuyama

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Obama’s Best Week

Obama’s legacy in Latin America continues to be strengthened as US-Cuba relations move in a positive direction.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Tiempo


Peru’s Outlook Under PPK

A day prior to PPK’s swearing-in as Peru’s president, the Inter-American Dialogue held an event to discuss the political and economic outlook for the country under Kuczynski’s government. Marcello Estevão, mission chief for Peru at the IMF, and Luis Oganes, Global Head of Emerging Markets Research at JP Morgan Chase,…

David Alzate

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