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Latin American Press Under Siege

On August 31st, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue supported the press conference “Latin American Press Under Siege,” organized by Fundamedios. The event focused on the worsening persecution of journalists across Latin America and called for the immediate release of detained journalists in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba.

Pamela Troconis

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

What Do Recent Primaries Say About Venezuela’s Politics?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on Venezuela’s upcoming regional elections in November.

Abraham Lowenthal, Vanessa Neumann, Peter DeShazo, Gabriel Hetland, Gregory Wilpert, Allan R. Brewer-Carías

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter Video

El futuro de Joe Biden tras la debacle en Afganistán

En una entrevista con El Tiempo, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló sobre el futuro de Joe Biden tras la crisis en Afganistán. Asimismo, también se forjó un paralelismo entre el rol que el gobierno tuvo en Afganistán en comparación con su papel en Plan Colombia y los impactos que la actual debacle presentará en la política interna de Estados Unidos. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Tiempo

Orozco and Chamorro Video

Orozco: “OEA puede suspender a Nicaragua antes del 7 de noviembre”

En una entrevista con Carlos Fernando Chamorro para Confidencial, Manuel Orozco, senior fellow no-residente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó acerca del creciente aislamiento internacional en el que se encuentra el régimen de Daniel Ortega, tras liquidar la vía electoral al apresar a siete precandidatos y cancelar la personería jurídica del partido Ciudadanos por la Libertad. 

Manuel Orozco, Carlos Fernando Chamorro

Interviews ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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

Lopez, Shifter, and Veccio

Private Meeting with Delegation of the Unitary Democratic Platform of Venezuela

On June 23, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private meeting with members of the delegation of the Unitary Democratic Platform of Venezuela during their visit to Washington, DC. The private roundtable conversation included Leopoldo Lopez, National Coordinator of Voluntad Popular and former Mayor of Chacao; and Gerardo Blyde, President of the Unitary Democratic Platform.

Noelle Whitman

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

What Will Come of Recent Gestures by Venezuela’s Maduro?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s recent moves and U.S. policy under Biden.

Gregory W. Meeks, Marco Rubio, Luis Almagro, Vanessa Neumann, Alejandro Velasco, Phil Gunson

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “The question facing the White House is whether the Biden administration is prepared to distance itself from Guaidó”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with The Washington Times about US-Venezuelan relations under the Biden administration. The conversation covered Nicolas Maduro’s hopes to win concessions from Washington now that Democrats control the White House, the relationship with Juan Guaidó, and internal divisions in Venezuela. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Times

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Energy and Mining in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems, faces environmental impacts from hydroelectric dams, oil and gas drilling sites, and mining projects. A new database and analysis by the Inter-American Dialogue reveals that state-owned enterprises, as well as small and mid-sized international companies from a handful of countries, operate the largest share of such projects in the Amazon region, meaning these companies have a substantial influence over the implementation of environmental and social safeguards.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

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Venezuelan soldiers preparing for deployment are pictured.

Why Has Venezuela Launched a Border Military Offensive?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the recent military offensive that Venezuela launched along its border with Colombia.

Claudia Blum, Vanessa Neumann, Humberto de la Calle, Gustavo Roosen, Juan David Escobar Valencia, Phil Gunson

Latin America Advisor ˙

Venezuelan migrants are pictured carrying their bags as they cross the border into Colombia.

What Will Legality Mean for Refugees From Venezuela?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the Colombia government’s granting of legal status to Venezuelan migrant and refugees.

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Maria Velez de Berliner, Mauricio Claver-Carone, Andrés Martínez-Fernández

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