Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro // File Photo: Bolsonaro Campaign.

Is Brazil’s Bolsonaro Unstoppable Ahead of the Runoff?

Jair Bolsonaro nearly won Brazil’s election in the first round. Is he unstoppable in the runoff, or can Fernando Haddad win?

Peter Hakim, Monica de Bolle, Rubens Barbosa, Melvyn Levitsky, Mark Langevin

Latin America Advisor ˙

La democracia en América Latina: mejor de lo que suena

Continuar con la tarea de construcción democrática que iniciaron los latinoamericanos durante el siglo pasado es nuestro deber, pero es también nuestra única oportunidad. Con todos sus exasperantes defectos y limitaciones, la opción a la democracia en América Latina es una sola: la oscuridad.

Kevin Casas-Zamora

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ New York Times Español


Camilleri: ¿En qué están los DD.HH. a 70 años de su declaración universal?

En el 70 aniversario de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos y la Declaración Americana de los Derechos y Deberes del Hombre, la Universidad de Los Andes en Bogotá organizó una conferencia sobre el impacto y las implicaciones de estas convenciones en la cual participó Michael Camilleri, director del programa Peter D. Bell de Estado de Derecho del Diálogo Interamericano.

Michael Camilleri

Videos ˙ ˙ Universidad de los Andes

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo (L-R) spent more than a year negotiating the modernization of the trilateral trade deal. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

How Does the New USMCA Deal Affect the Energy Sector?

How does USMCA, the new NAFTA deal, affect the energy sector? What are the biggest changes? Will it boost investment and cooperation?

Larry B. Pascal, Nicolás Borda, Pedro Niembro, Murray Smith, Luis Miguel Labardini, Clifford Sosnow

Energy Advisor ˙


A Conversation with Carlos Calleja

On September 27, the Inter-American Dialogue and Alianza Americas hosted a conversation with Carlos Calleja, Vice President of Grupo Calleja and candidate for president of El Salvador from the ARENA Party.

Gastón Ocampo

Event Summaries ˙


Regional and Global Experiences Yield Lessons for Argentine Electric Vehicles Market

At the Fourth Annual Latin America Clean Transport Forum on September 27, government officials, private sector leaders, and international researchers gathered in Buenos Aires to discuss the challenges and opportunities for electric vehicles and what global and regional lessons can be used to foster their growth in Argentina.

Nate Graham

Event Summaries ˙


A Conversation with Valdrack Jaentschke

On September 24, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation between Valdrack Jaentschke, Nicaragua’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Dialogue President Michael Shifter. The conversation began with introductory observations on some of the most poignant issues currently going on in Nicaragua; where according to the OAS and UN, protests against the Ortega regime have been met with repression from the government.

Gastón Ocampo

Event Summaries ˙

Private Roundtable with Hugo de Zela

On September 21, 2018, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private roundtable event featuring Hugo de Zela, the vice minister of Foreign Relations of Peru.

Jose Bernardo Reyes Facio

Event Summaries ˙

Macri Tries to Weather Argentina’s Economic Storm by Ending ‘Gradualismo’

Once again, Argentina has become synonymous with crisis. The Argentine peso has already lost half of its value against the dollar this year, and the economy is projected to contract by at least 2 percent while inflation reaches 40 percent. Beleaguered President Mauricio Macri is asking the International Monetary Fund for additional assistant, only three months after finalizing a loan agreement. Not surprisingly, Macri’s domestic popularity has suffered, weakening his re-election prospects next year. 

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Justice and Democracy in Nicaragua: Necessary Steps for Political Change

It is now becoming increasingly clear that recent protests reflect the anger of the Nicaraguan people towards what many describe as an environment of systematic corruption and abuse of authority that has spanned almost 30 years.

Manuel Orozco, Beryl Seiler

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin News