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Juan Guaidó Video

A Conversation with Juan Guaidó

On May 20, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a wide-ranging conversation with Juan Guiadó, president of the Venezuelan National Assembly. Guiadó is recognized by over 50 countries as Interim President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. This conversation was moderated by Laura Chinchilla, former president of Costa Rica and co-chair of the Dialogue’s Board of Directors.

Sarah Galbenski

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Nicolas Maduro at a meeting with Putin Video

Failed Coup Adds to Venezuela’s Troubles

Host Brian Hanson interviews Michael Camilleri on the recent attempted coup in Venezuela and implications for both Maduro’s hold on power and US policy on The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ podcast, Deep Dish.

Michael Camilleri, Ivan Briscoe, Brian Hanson

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Deep Dish

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Covid-19 Pandemic and the Lack of Democracy in Nicaragua

Manuel Orozco outlines how Daniel Ortega’s regime is using the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to ensure political survival. Regardless of the measure used, Nicaragua is the country that has least adhered to efforts to mitigate the pandemic. The consequences of the government’s inaction are deadly.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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In Memoriam: Oliver Clarke

The Inter-American Dialogue mourns the loss of Oliver Clarke, who passed away at his home in St. Andrew on May 16 at the age of 75. He joined the Dialogue as a member in 1983.

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Governments in Latin America, including Chilean Education Ministry officials, pictured above, are working on plans that involve social distancing for when students return to schools. // File Photo: Chilean Government.

Will Latin America’s Schools Be Able to Reopen Safely?

Do schools in Latin America and the Caribbean have enough government funding and resources to both educate students and protect their health amid Covid-19?

Ariel Fiszbein, Timothy Scully, Michael C. Lisman, Maria Soledad Bos

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Innovation and Technology in Latin America’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

On May 13, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online webinar “Innovation and Technology in Latin America’s Post-Pandemic Recovery” with the participation of Carmen Pagés-Serra, Chief of the Labor Markets and Social Security Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank, Andrés Cadena, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co., Ángel Melguizo, Vice President, External & Regulatory Affairs at AT&T DirecTV Latin America, and Victor Muñoz, National Innovation and Digital Transformation Advisor at the Colombian Presidency.

Irene Estefanía, Sarah Galbenski

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Money transfers to Venezuela

Money Transfers to Venezuela: Remittance Flows Amidst Evolving Foreign Exchange

This report offers an overview of how foreign currency regulations affect money transfers to Venezuela in addition to describing and explaining Venezuelan migrant remitting behavior in six migrant host countries. It also provides an estimate of the aggregate volume of remittances sent to Venezuela.

Manuel Orozco, Kathryn Klaas

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Argentine President Alberto Fernández’s government is seeking debt relief in talks with international creditors. // File Photo: Argentine Government.

Will Argentina Be Able to Reach a Deal With its Creditors?

What are the major sticking points keeping Argentina and its international creditors from reaching a deal, and what needs to happen for the country to avoid a default on May 22?

Jorge Argüello, Kezia McKeague, Arturo Porzecanski, Horacio Verbitsky

Latin America Advisor ˙

Sylvia Ostry

In Memoriam: Sylvia Ostry

The Inter-American Dialogue mourns the loss of former Dialogue member Sylvia Ostry, who passed away on May 7, 2020 at the age of 92. Ostry was a trailblazer in her field and led a path-breaking career. 

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Beleaguered Brazil

On May 7, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Beleaguered Brazil,” to discuss recent developments in Brazil such as the resignation of Sergio Moro as justice minister, Moro’s accusations against President Jair Bolsonaro, and the possible implications of Bolsonaro’s response to Covid-19 and its economic impacts.

Catharine Christie, Carole Botello

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Picture of Manuel Orozco being interviewed by Ivan Olivares. Video

Se estima una caída de 300 millones de dólares en remesas a Nicaragua

Manuel Orozco fue entrevistado por el periodista de Confidencial, Iván Olivares para hablar sobre las consecuencias de la pandemia en los flujos de remesas. Orozco calcula una pérdida de remesas de unos 300 millones de dólares que afectarán a unas 600 mil familias nicaragüenses.

Manuel Orozco, Iván Olivares

Interviews ˙ ˙ Confidencial

A photo of empty streets in Santiago, Chile. // Photo: Municipality of Santiago.

Has Covid Halted Momentum for Change in Chile?

Has the coronavirus pandemic interrupted protesters’ momentum and hopes for social change in Chile?

Patricio D. Navia, María Cristina Escudero, Claudia Heiss, Guillermo Holzmann

Latin America Advisor ˙