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What Should the New President of the IDB Prioritize?

Brazil’s candidate to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ilan Goldfajn, won Sunday’s election in the first round of voting. What factors contributed to Goldfajn’s victory, and what attributes does he bring to the job? The Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor asked five experts for their views on the topic.

Isabel de Saint Malo, Peter Hakim, Bruno Binetti, Claudio Loser, Ruben Olmos

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Tamara Taraciuk: “En la región hay un vacío de liderazgo consistente en derechos humanos”

Tamara Taraciuk Broner se sumó al equipo del Diálogo Interamericano para dirigir el Programa Peter D. Bell sobre Estado de Derecho, desde donde buscará enhebrar soluciones para algunos de los problemas que recopiló durante casi dos décadas. Taraciuk Broner pasó los últimos 17 años de su vida documentando violaciones de derechos humanos en América latina. Con su trabajo, recorrió una región azotada por el narcotráfico, la violencia, la corrupción, la pobreza y la desigualdad, donde conviven democracias con viejas dictaduras y nuevos autoritarismos.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Interviews ˙ ˙ La Nacion


Book Talk: ‘Silver, Sword, and Stone’ by Marie Arana

The Dialogue hosted a book talk with Marie Arana, author of “Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story”. In this book, Arana weaves three modern stories with the history of the past millennium to explain three enduring themes that have defined Latin America since pre-Columbian times: the foreign greed for its mineral riches, an ingrained propensity to violence, and the abiding power of religion.

Taylor Savell

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Member in the News: Enrique García

Enrique García, economist and former president of the CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, has published a new book titled Development and Cooperation in Latin America: The Urgent Need for a Renewed Strategy. It is the seventh volume published in the José Bonifácio Chair collection at the University of São Paulo.

Enrique García

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Afro-Descendants in Latin America: How Many?

The Inter-American Dialogue considers the social exclusion of Latin Americans of African descent to be one of the most pressing policy and development issues of the hemisphere. The objective of the Dialogue’s program on race is twofold.

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Women and Power in the Americas: A Report Card

The Women’s Leadership Conference of the Americas (WLCA)—a joint initiative of the Inter-American Dialogue and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)—is pleased to present this report on women in political power in the hemisphere. The WLCA believes that the number of women in political leadership is a concrete indicator of a country’s progress (or lack thereof) toward fulfilling its commitment to women’s equity. The WLCA is releasing this report prior to the third Summit of the Americas––taking place in Quebec City, Canada, on April 20 to 22, 2001––as part of its continuing efforts to monitor progress on promises made to women.

Peter Hakim, Joan Caivano, Geeta Rao Gupta

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China’s Quiet Play for Latin America

China will keep winning friends from Chile to Mexico, regardless of a forthcoming shift in US policy toward the region.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Noema Magazine

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Connectivity in the Americas

On March 4, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Connectivity in the Americas” to discuss the challenges to, and necessity of, improving connectivity in the region. 

Carolina Celedón

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Debating the Facebook Oversight Board and Self-Regulation Mechanisms

On October 7, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue held the event “Debating the Facebook Oversight Board and Self-Regulation Mechanisms” to discuss the new report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Content Moderation and Self-Regulation Mechanisms: The Facebook Oversight Board and its Implications for Latin America.

Pamela Troconis

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