Analysis

Michael Shifter at the Inter-American Dialogue

Shifter: “Latin America is not in good shape today”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by The Washington Diplomat on the current state of Latin American. The conversation examined the continuing migration on the US border with Mexico, the widespread regional discontent during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lack of integration among Latin American countries as they continue fighting the effects of the pandemic. 

Michael Shifter, Larry Luxner

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Diplomat

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How Quickly Can Latin America’s Economies Recover?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the economic outlook for the region this year.

Alicia Bárcena, Claudio Loser, Alfredo Coutiño, Pablo Heidrich, Edgardo Sternberg

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Shifter: “Si alguien dice con total seguridad qué va a pasar en Perú, tiene poca credibilidad”

En una entrevista con El Mercurio, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló sobre el reciente proceso electoral peruano que llevó a la presidencia a Pedro Castillo. Durante la conversación se trataron también las expectativas sobre la gestión de este ex-profesor rural de izquierda y las perspectivas de la comunidad internacional.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Mercurio

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Shifter: “Castillo es un fenómeno único (…) Es totalmente un outsider”

En una entrevista con Voz de América, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó sobre la presidencia del maestro rural Pedro Castillo, quien asumirá la presidencia de Perú el 28 de julio. Durante la entrevista se habló sobre la polarización de la sociedad peruana y la incertidumbre sobre lo que traerá el mandato de Castillo a este país andino.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voz de América

Alberto Fernandez speaking

Mercosur’s Divisions Are Pushing It to a Breaking Point

Relations between the four members of South America’s Mercosur trade bloc—Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay—are at their worst since the group’s establishment three decades ago. If the bloc is not up to the task of adapting to the 21st century, it may be time to set its members free to pursue their own trade and development goals.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

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Will the Pacific Alliance Strengthen Ties With Asia?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the Pacific Alliance’s trade ties with Asian nations beyond China.

Margaret Myers, Luz María de la Mora, Hari Seshasayee, Benjamin Creutzfeldt, Angela Torres-Andresen

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Peru’s Uncertain Future

In an interview with the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, discussed what the 2021 Peruvian Presidential Elections meant for the country as a whole. He answered questions regarding the background of the presidential candidates and how the results of this election could be a potential trend for the future of Latin American politics.  

Michael Shifter, Franz Osilia, Megan Rutkai

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs

Joe Biden

Joe Biden necesita entender que Centroamérica es más que el Triángulo Norte

La visita a Guatemala de la vicepresidenta Kamala Harris cerró un primer acto político muy importante para Estados Unidos y Centroamérica. Como lo saben el presidente Joe Biden y Harris, Centroamérica es una parte del mundo crucial para Estados Unidos, por muchas razones pero principalmente por la migración.

Laura Chinchilla

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

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What Will Rollout of 5G Networks Mean for Brazil?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on Brazil’s upcoming 5G auction and what the technology means for the country’s economy.

Oliver Stuenkel, Artur Coimbra de Oliveira, Lourdes S. Casanova

Latin America Advisor ˙

Sergio Massa with Michael Shifter

Private Meeting with Sergio Massa

On June 16 the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private meeting with Sergio Massa, President of the House of Representatives of Argentina, on the political and economic challenges during the Fernández administration, and the state and future of US-Argentina relations.

Dylan Gervasio

Event Summaries ˙

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Private meeting with María Eugenia Vidal

On June 10, the Inter-American Dialogue welcomed María Eugenia Vidal, former governor of Buenos Aires and Dialogue member, to discuss the current political and economic conditions of Argentina as the nation approaches elections in the fall.

Noelle Whitman

Event Summaries ˙

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The Role of Natural Gas in a Decarbonized World – Regional Insights

On June 14, the Atlantic Council and the Energy Futures Initiative held a webinar on the role of natural gas in the transition to zero-carbon energy systems. Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at the Dialogue, spoke about financing natural gas infrastructure in Latin America.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ The Atlantic Council

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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

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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 ˙