Why Electric Vehicles Are Gathering Speed in Latin America

Electric mobility would bring a host of benefits to Latin America. Countries like Chile are taking the lead in adopting electric buses and promoting private use of electric vehicles. Yet hefty price tags and a lack of charging infrastructure are among the barriers that must be surmounted for widespread uptake in the region.

Lisa Viscidi, Guy Edwards

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

Police Transformation in Latin America by 2030

A new report by Dialogue fellow Kevin Casas, Paola González and Liliana Mesías analyzes the dominant trends in police behavior and organization and predicts how they will shape police forces over time.

Kevin Casas-Zamora, Paola González , Liliana Mesías

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Remittances, Migration and Development in Nicaragua

The current and sustained political instability in Nicaragua paints a worrisome picture. As a result, migration to Costa Rica, and likely to other countries, has grown significantly. 

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

A group of Venezuelan migrants in Cali, Colombia. // Photo: City of Cali.

Do Countries Have Enough Capacity to Handle Migrants?

Millions of people are fleeing the Northern Triangle, Venezuela & Nicaragua. Are neighboring countries able and willing to accept them?

Laura Chinchilla, Manuel Orozco, Tomás Páez Bravo, Ronal Rodríguez

Latin America Advisor ˙

El estado de las políticas públicas docentes en Costa Rica

Este 16 de agosto se lanzó un informe de seguimiento sobre las políticas docentes en Costa Rica. En el evento, se presentaron los principales hallazgos y recomendaciones del informe y debatieron sus conclusiones.

Sarah Stanton

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Canal 13 Costa Rica

Costa Rica: The state of teacher policies

In the past fifteen years, the Costa Rican education system has enacted important efforts in areas such as curricular reforms, better training and salary increases for in-service teachers, investments in infrastructure, support for vulnerable student populations and increases in teacher accreditation. However, there are actions and linkages remaining to achieve this qualitative jump.

Isabel Román Vega, Valeria Lentini

Reports ˙


Haití, entre la corrupción, la pobreza y un éxodo forzado

Manuel Orozco ofrece su opinión acerca de la situación migratoria de Haití y del contexto económico que viven los haitianos. Asimismo, ofrece un panorama de opciones para que la situación actual cambie de manera profunda y permanente.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN


A Conversation with Carlos Alvarado

On June 12, the Inter-American Dialogue was proud to host Carlos Alvarado, sitting president of Costa Rica, to discuss a variety of goals and challenges with Dialogue President, Michael Shifter. President Alvarado discussed his plans to restore faith in the government by tackling environmental issues, promoting inclusive education, and improving the transparency of the government.

Beryl Seiler

Event Summaries ˙


A Conversation with Costa Rica’s Ambassador to the US, Roman Macaya Hayes

On February 6, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, served as discussant for an event hosted by the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC featuring Costa Rica’s ambassador to the US Roman Macaya Hayes. In the Q&A discussion, Macaya and Shifter covered a wide range of topics, such as Costa Rica’s elections and its regional implications, US-Costa Rican relations, and the challenges of regional integration.

Martín Rodriguez Nuñez

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ World Affairs Council-Washington, DC