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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Desempeño de los precios de hidrocarburos y minerales e impacto en las economías de América Latina y el Caribe
Lisa Viscidi, directora del programa de Energía, Cambio Climático e Industrias Extractivas analiza el comportamiento de los precios de los hidrocarburos durante la crisis del Covid-19 y el impacto que tiene en las economías de América Latina y el Caribe.
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.
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.
On April 29, the Dialogue hosted an in-depth conversation with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state of human rights in Latin America.
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.
The sustained success of China’s model, despite its often-referenced drawbacks, will force a continued referendum on democracy. Even the strongest of democratic systems will be forced to confront their vulnerabilities and inefficiencies.
Has the coronavirus pandemic interrupted protesters’ momentum and hopes for social change in Chile?