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Congressional Staff Briefing: China’s Covid-19 Engagement with Latin America

On July 8, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a congressional staff briefing on China’s Covid-19 engagement with Latin America. Panelists discussed developments in Chinese diplomacy in the Latin American region, both before and amid the pandemic.

Sofia Lalinde, Noelle Whitman

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Crisis in Haiti – Finding a Response to Violence and Political Turmoil

As the political crisis in Haiti ensues with mounting social discontent and economic instability, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation on the current conditions in Haiti as well as approaches to securing peace and democratic governance in a country beset by turmoil. 

Noelle Whitman

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The effect of the pandemic on teacher wellbeing – Evaluating the impact and preparing for school reopening

On June 17, the Education Program at the Dialogue with the support of the Tinker Foundation hosted the third event of a series which sought to highlight the experiences of Latin America’s teachers during the pandemic and present alternatives to measure the emotional state and wellbeing of teachers. 

Sarah Stanton, Micaela Finoli, Gladys Gerbaud Navarro

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Shifter: “Si alguien dice con total seguridad qué va a pasar en Perú, tiene poca credibilidad”

En una entrevista con El Mercurio, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló sobre el reciente proceso electoral peruano que llevó a la presidencia a Pedro Castillo. Durante la conversación se trataron también las expectativas sobre la gestión de este ex-profesor rural de izquierda y las perspectivas de la comunidad internacional.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Mercurio

Pedro Castillo and his cabinet of ministers

Shifter: “Many in Peru remain concerned by [Castillo’s] agenda and his party’s platform”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, examined the political conditions in Peru during an interview with Al Jazeera as the Andean nation swears in President Pedro Castillo on July 28. The interview highlighted the distrust and division among Peruvians during this contested election as well as the importance of pragmatism and cooperation for the Castillo administration as they push for their reformist agenda. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Al Jazeera

Gabriel Borić and Sebastián Sichel

Will Newcomers Shake Up Chile’s Political System?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on Chile’s presidential primaries of July 18.

Beatrice Rangel, Patricio Navia, Carla Alberti, Peter M. Siavelis

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Shifter: “Castillo es un fenómeno único (…) Es totalmente un outsider”

En una entrevista con Voz de América, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó sobre la presidencia del maestro rural Pedro Castillo, quien asumirá la presidencia de Perú el 28 de julio. Durante la entrevista se habló sobre la polarización de la sociedad peruana y la incertidumbre sobre lo que traerá el mandato de Castillo a este país andino.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voz de América

Deepening Cooperation and Coordination on Health Policy in the Americas Report Cover

Deepening Cooperation and Coordination on Health Policy in the Americas

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare fundamental weaknesses in political leadership, coordination, and health policy integration in the Western Hemisphere. The current geopolitical divides undermined the few mechanisms that were in place for effective cooperation on health governance. This white paper presented by the Inter-American Health Task Force, aims to understand better the lessons and challenges of the regional response to Covid-19 and appraise, in retrospect, how they were addressed and how they could have been addressed. The paper also makes specific recommendations. These recommendations are grouped into five areas geared toward improving cooperation and coordination in health policy to support regional Covid-19 response and recovery, as well as future health emergencies.

Inter-American Health Task Force

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Alberto Fernandez speaking

Mercosur’s Divisions Are Pushing It to a Breaking Point

Relations between the four members of South America’s Mercosur trade bloc—Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay—are at their worst since the group’s establishment three decades ago. If the bloc is not up to the task of adapting to the 21st century, it may be time to set its members free to pursue their own trade and development goals.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Michael Shifter on NTN24 Video

Aciertos y fracasos del primer medio año de gestión de Biden

En una entrevista con NTN24, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó sobre cómo ha cambiado la relación entre Estados Unidos y América Latina con la administración Biden. Durante la conversación se hizo especial énfasis en las relaciones bilaterales con México y la situación en Venezuela. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

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Reimagining Regional Governance in Latin America

On July 20, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to examine the arguments of the recent Carnegie working paper Reimagining Regional Governance in Latin America. The panelists discussed the existing challenges for fostering regional cooperation within Latin America as well as how regional cooperation can be reimagined to meet those challenges.  

Dylan Gervasio

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Foro sobre la Educación Inicial en Colombia Video

Foro sobre la Educación Inicial en Colombia: Segunda Sesión

El 15 de junio, la Consejería Presidencial para la Niñez y la Adolescencia, el ICBF, el Ministerio de Educación Nacional, en colaboración con Diálogo Interamericano, CEPI, y con el apoyo de la Fundación LEGO convocó la segunda sesión acerca de la calidad de la educación inicial en Colombia en contextos de crisis.

Daniela Saez, Gladys Gerbaud Navarro, Gladys Gerbaud

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Primera sesión Foro sobre la Educación Inicial en Colombia Video

Foro sobre la Educación Inicial en Colombia: Primera Sesión

El 25 de mayo, la Consejería Presidencial para la Niñez y la Adolescencia, el ICBF, el Ministerio de Educación Nacional, en colaboración con Diálogo Interamericano, CEPI, y con el apoyo de la Fundación LEGO convocó la primera sesión acerca de la calidad de la educación inicial en Colombia en contextos de crisis.

Daniela Saez, Gladys Gerbaud Navarro, Gladys Gerbaud

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