Analysis

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 ˙

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

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

What’s at Stake in Mexico’s June Midterm Election?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the June midterm elections in Mexico and what’s at stake for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Alma Caballero, Earl Anthony Wayne, Lorena Becerra, Ruben Olmos

Latin America Advisor ˙

A red train is pictured against a landscape background.

Is a Proposed Rail Merger Good for North America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the possibility of the first railway to connect Mexico, Canada and the United State and its significance.

Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Francisco Sánchez, Ellen Voie, Mike Steenhoek

Latin America Advisor ˙

A worker is pictured unloading Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine at Mexico City’s airport.

How Effectively Is Mexico Fighting the Covid Pandemic?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the state of the pandemic in Mexico and its political consequences.

Julio Frenk, Andrés Rozental, Pamela K. Starr, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Carin Zissis, Gavin Strong

Latin America Advisor ˙

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 ˙

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