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Observatorio de América Latina

The Biden Administration: A new beginning for the relations between Latin America and the United States?

On March 5, the IE School of Global and Public Affairs’ Transatlantic Relations Initiative and the Observatory on Latin American Politics and Economics held an event moderated by its director, Germán Ríos. Michael Shifter, president of the Dialogue and Susana Malcorra, Dialogue member and dean for the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, spoke about the relations between Latin America and the United States.

Michael Shifter

Presentations ˙ ˙ IE School of Global and Public Affairs

Lisa Viscidi speaks on a panel about China's involvement in the Latin American energy sector. Video

Security Challenges in Latin America

On February 25, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies held a webinar on security challenges in Latin America. Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at the Dialogue, spoke about China’s role in the region’s energy sector and the US response. 

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Johns Hopkins SAIS

Michael Shifter en Voz de América Video

Shifter: “Al final del día, hay demasiado en juego para México y para Estados Unidos como para dejar que esta relación se deteriore”

Entrevistado por Gonzalo Abarca para el programa Foro Interamericano, Michael Shifter explora varios aspectos de la estrategia del gobierno de Biden hacia América Latina. Se conversó también acerca de las políticas migratorias, la inversión en Centroamérica, la relación entre los Estados Unidos y México y las políticas hacia Venezuela y Cuba.

Michael Shifter, Gonzalo Abarca

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voz de América

Woman working in front of a computer.

Can Latin America Create Better Job Options for Women?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the impacts of Covid-19 on Latin American and Caribbean women’s participation in the work force.

Alicia Bárcena, Joyce Wong, Paula Tavares, Ana Basco, Valentina Sader

Latin America Advisor ˙

Lisa Viscidi speaks about a potential green recovery in Latin America at a webinar hosted by LSE. Video

Stimulating a Green Recovery in Latin America

On February 9, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science hosted an event at which Lisa Viscidi spoke about how revenue from extractive industries can be used to accelerate climate change mitigation and adaptation in Colombia and Peru.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Latin America and Caribbean Centre

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Shifting Gears: Chinese Finance in LAC, 2020

China Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of China issued no new finance to Latin American and Caribbean governments or state-run companies in 2020.

Margaret Myers, Rebecca Ray

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The Demand for a Post-Pandemic Evaluation Agenda

The following document presents five recommendations developed by the Dialogue’s Civil Society Working Group on conducting educational assessments during school reopening after the pandemic.

Grupo de Trabajo de Sociedad Civil

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Document

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Shifter: “[Biden] esta haciendo más énfasis en atacar las causas principales de la migración”

En esta entrevista con Doris Ramírez, Michael Shifter discutió las actitudes de la nueva administración Biden hacia América Latina y la experiencia que el actual presidente de Estados Unidos tiene en la región. Se conversó también acerca de la estrategia de política exterior del nuevo gobierno en materia de migración, acercamiento a Cuba y Venezuela y la competencia con China.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Perspectiva global

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Biden’s Central America Plan – Perspectives from the Region

On February 17, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Biden’s Central America Plan – Perspectives from the Region” in partnership with Creative Associates International. Taking into account the Biden administration’s plan for Central America, speakers addressed the region’s doubts, needs and aspirations with respect to US partnerships toward short-term and long-term development in the region.

Worth Talley

Event Summaries ˙

Michael Shifter en Cuestión de Poder Video

Shifter: “La administración [Biden] tiene que ser un poco más realista respecto a las posibilidades de la región”

En esta entrevista para el programa Cuestión de Poder de la cadena NTN24, Michael Shifter y Gustau Alegret conversaron sobre la estrategia de Biden hacia Latinoamérica en el marco del artículo de opinión que Shifter publicó en el New York Times. Se habló también acerca del frágil contexto en el que actualmente se encuentra la región y los efectos de la pandemia del Covid-19.

Michael Shifter, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Joe Biden

President Biden Should Not Underestimate Challenges in Latin America

As the Biden administration begins to undo Donald Trump’s legacy in Latin America, many in the region appear guardedly optimistic about the prospects for more constructive relations with their northern neighbor.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

The four panelists, moderator, and opening speaker for the event Video

Deplatforming Trump: Implications for Latin America

On January 27, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with Luminate to host the webinar “Deplatforming Trump – Implications for Latin America.” The panel discussed regulation and moderation of online content and speech, its specific challenges in Latin America, and possible regulatory approaches that can ensure that digital environments uphold democratic norms and abide by international human rights standards.

Sofía Corzo

Event Summaries ˙

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “Nadie duda que Biden conoce la región, que le importa la región”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con Rafael Mathus Ruiz sobre la llegada de Biden a la presidencia y el optimismo que genera en América Latina. La conversación también exploró los desafíos que Washington tiene por delante y el efecto que los mismos podrían tener para la construcción de alianzas entre Estados Unidos y América Latina. 

Michael Shifter, Rafael Mathus

Interviews ˙ ˙ La Nación