Analysis

Peter Hakim

¿Se beneficia Cuba con la renuncia de Raúl?

Peter Hakim, presidente emérito del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Sergio Muñoz Bata sobre la renuncia de Raúl Castro a su puesto como primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba. Durante la entrevista se habló sobre el futuro del socialismo en Cuba, las reformas económicas y los prospectos democráticos de la isla. 

Peter Hakim, Sergio Muñoz Bata

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Tiempo

Shifter speaking in a GACInt event

The New US Administration, its Hemispheric Policy, and its Relationship with Brazil

On April 7, the Grupo de Análise da Conjuntura Internacional from the Instituto de Relações Internacionais (GACInt) at the University of São Paulo held a private roundtable to discuss the priorities of the Biden administration in the Americas.

Michael Shifter, Roberto Teixeira da Costa, Abrão M. Árabe Neto

Presentations ˙

Collage of the profile images of the speaker and moderator for the event Video

Elections and Institutional Crisis in El Salvador

On March 8, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, WOLA, Cristosal and DPLF hosted an event to discuss the recent legislative elections in El Salvador on January 28, how democratic governance has been challenged in the country in recent years, and how the United States–El Salvador relationship can change given the new US administration.

Sofía Corzo

Event Summaries ˙

Photo collage of PLC members and guests

President’s Leadership Council Meeting

On March 18, 2021 the Dialogue’s Presidents Leadership Council met virtually to discuss the priorities of the Biden administration and the US Congress towards Latin America.  

Kaitlyn Blansett

Event Summaries ˙

Shifter y Iglesias, Cátedra de América Latina

Las nuevas fronteras de las relaciones EEUU-América Latina

El 16 de marzo, Michael Shifter participó en una sesión de la Cátedra de América Latina de la Universidad Pontificia Comillas. La sesión empezó con una presentación sobre las realidades actuales de la región y después pasó a una conversación entre Shifter y el director de la Cátedra, Enrique Iglesias, quien es miembro del Diálogo Interamericano.

Michael Shifter, Enrique Iglesias

Presentations ˙ ˙ Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Michael Shifter en República Video

Shifter: “Nadie puede cuestionar que Bukele es un presidente muy popular con los salvadoreños”

En esta entrevista para el programa República, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano y su copanelista Helena Olea, directora asociada de Alianza Américas, conversaron con la periodista Wendy Monterrosa. Se habló sobre varios temas actuales como la crisis migratoria en la frontera entre los EEUU y Mexico, los resultados de las elecciones legislativas en El Salvador y el Plan Biden para Centroamérica.

Michael Shifter, Wendy Monterrosa

Interviews ˙ ˙ Canal 33 - República

Collage of event speakers for Video

What Will It Take to Salvage Cuba’s Economy?

On March 9, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “What Will It Take to Salvage Cuba’s Economy?”. The panel explored what effect the Cuban’s government 2021 economic reforms will have on the economy, the private sector, and Cuban foreign relations.

Carolina Celedón

Event Summaries ˙

Tania Ortiz Mena, Enrique Ochoa Reza, David Goldwyn, Lisa Viscidi

Private Roundtable on US-Mexico Energy Cooperation

The energy markets of the United States and Mexico are deeply integrated, to the benefit of both countries and their economies. The new US administration has a clear interest in preserving and expanding this fruitful relationship while advancing its ambitious clean energy and climate goals, both at home and abroad. On March 11, the Inter-American Dialogue held a private roundtable on US-Mexico energy cooperation.

Event Summaries ˙

Observatorio de América Latina

The Biden Administration: A new beginning for the relations between Latin America and the United States?

On March 5, the IE School of Global and Public Affairs’ Transatlantic Relations Initiative and the Observatory on Latin American Politics and Economics held an event moderated by its director, Germán Ríos. Michael Shifter, president of the Dialogue and Susana Malcorra, Dialogue member and dean for the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, spoke about the relations between Latin America and the United States.

Michael Shifter

Presentations ˙ ˙ IE School of Global and Public Affairs

Cover of UCSD US-Mexico Forum 2025 Energy & Sustainability Report showing a wind farm

US-Mexico Forum 2025: Energy and Sustainability Report

The world is in a transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 that will change the way we use and produce energy and shape the sustainability of our planet. This paper, published by UC San Diego, addresses how Mexico and the United States can use their energy resources to deliver jobs, economic prosperity, and social justice at this transformational juncture in history, examining three areas fundamental to the US-Mexico energy relationship: sustainability; hydrocarbons; and gas, power, and renewables.

Lisa Viscidi, Carlos Pascual, Angélica Ruiz, David Crisostomo, Samantha Gross, Verónica Irastorza, Alejandra León, Jeremy Martin, John McNeece, Isabel Studer

Reports ˙ ˙ UC San Diego

Lisa Viscidi speaks on a panel about China's involvement in the Latin American energy sector. Video

Security Challenges in Latin America

On February 25, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies held a webinar on security challenges in Latin America. Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at the Dialogue, spoke about China’s role in the region’s energy sector and the US response. 

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Johns Hopkins SAIS