Analysis

Michael Shifter speaking Video

El impacto de las elecciones de EEUU en América Latina

Michael Shifter participó como expositor en la XCVI Sesión de la Cátedra Perú de la Universidad de San Martín de Porres, donde exploró el ambiente político actual en EEUU y las posibles repercusiones que el resultado de las elecciones podrá tener en las relaciones hemisféricas.

Michael Shifter, Louis Goodman, Roque Benavides, Diego De la Torre, Raúl Bao Garcia, David Cunza

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Universidad de San Martín de Porres

Michael Shifter and Pedro Vargas Núñez Video

¿Convertirá Biden a EEUU en una Venezuela como lo afirma Trump?

Michael Shifter participó en una conversación con Pedro Vargas Núñez, editor de Portafolio. Entre los temas centrales estuvieron el análisis del primer debate presidencial y los efectos de la crisis sobre los resultados de recientes encuestas electorales. También se discutió acerca de cómo la campaña de Trump trata de instaurar la imagen de Biden como socialista y sobre las acciones que cada candidato podría tomar en el último tramo de las elecciones para así ganar la mayor cantidad de votantes indecisos.

Michael Shifter, Pedro Vargas Núñez

Interviews ˙ ˙ Portafolio

Carlos Pagni and Michael Shifter Video

Las elecciones en EEUU y su significado en América Latina

Michael Shifter participó en el programa Odisea Argentina junto al periodista Carlos Pagni de La Nación. Se discutió acerca de la dirección que llevan las elecciones de EEUU y cómo el resultado podría afectar la política en la región latinoamericana. La conversación hizo énfasis en la situación de Venezuela, la crisis económica de Argentina y la competencia entre EEUU y China en la región.

Michael Shifter, Carlos Pagni

Interviews ˙ ˙ Odisea Argentina

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, pictured last December, said he would support participation in the December legislative elections in a split from opposition leader Juan Guaidó. // File Photo: Facebook page of Henrique Capriles.

What Will a Split in the Opposition Mean for Venezuela?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Venezuela’s opposition ahead of the December legislative elections.

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Maria Velez de Berliner, Alejandro Velasco, Jesús Seguías

Latin America Advisor ˙

Peter Hakim Video

Biden or Trump – What Changes for Brazil?

In an interview with The Brazilian Report, Peter Hakim, Dialogue president emeritus, discussed what Biden’s diplomatic approach would look like in Latin America. In particular, Hakim addressed immigration, the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and the United States’ relationship with Brazil.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Brazilian Report

Risa Grais-Targow, Lisa Viscidi and David Givens Video

Ongoing Challenges to Venezuela’s Energy Sector

The National Council Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE) held a public online event on July 1, 2020 to discuss current challenges facing Venezuela’s energy sector, including US sanctions, declining crude output, gasoline shortages, and relations with Iran and Russia. Lisa Viscidi, Director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at the Dialogue, moderated the event and Risa Grais-Targow, Director of Latin America at Eurasia Group, appeared as the featured speaker. 

Lisa Viscidi, Risa Grais-Targow

Presentations ˙ ˙ NCAC-USAEE

Michael Camilleri speaks on NTN24's program Video

La batalla legal sobre los miles de millones robados de Venezuela

En esta entrevista para el programa NTN24, Michael Camilleri y Gustau Alegret hablan sobre la batalla legal que sigue entre los Estados Unidos y otras naciones sobre el destino de fondos congelados o confiscados de funcionarios corruptos venezolanos. ¿A quién pertenecen estos fondos y cómo se están utilizando?

Michael Camilleri, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Money transfers to Venezuela

Money Transfers to Venezuela: Remittance Flows Amidst Evolving Foreign Exchange

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.

Manuel Orozco, Kathryn Klaas

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Scaling Back: Chinese Finance to LAC, 2019

Scaling Back: Chinese Development Finance in LAC, 2019

The year 2019 was among the lowest on record for Chinese state-to-state finance in Latin America, with only approximately $1.1 billion in loans from China Development Bank and China Eximbank to Latin American governments and state-owned enterprises.

Margaret Myers, Kevin P. Gallagher

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro last month created a commission with the aim of revamping the country’s oil industry, which he said was in a state of emergency. // File Photo: Venezuelan Government.

What Does Maduro’s ‘Energy Emergency’ Mean for Venezuela?

How much will the latest sanctions hurt Venezuela’s oil production and exports, and will the move ultimately result in significantly more pressure on Maduro to step down?

Francisco J. Monaldi, Massimiliano Ballotta, Javier Coronado, Arturo H. Banegas Masiá, Richard N. Sawaya

Energy Advisor ˙

PDVSA gas station in Venezuela

Can Venezuela’s Oil Industry Ever Recover?

Once a major OPEC producer, Venezuela has witnessed a spectacular fall in oil production over the last 20 years under Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro. In 2019, U.S. sanctions hastened this decline. Will Venezuela ever reclaim its place as a top oil producer?

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Houston Chronicle

Venezuelan flag Video

Can Western companies save Venezuela’s oil sector? Do they want to?

Lisa Viscidi and Nate Graham spoke with S&P Global Platts about the findings of a new report which argues that Western oil companies will be needed to revive Venezuela’s oil sector. They discuss the obstacles that could affect whether these firms increase production in the country under a new government, including US sanctions uncertainty, high taxes, and a shortage of workers and working infrastructure.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Brian Scheid, Meghan Gordon

Interviews ˙ ˙ S&P Global Platts

Reviving Venezuela’s Oil Sector: The Role of Western Oil Majors

With Venezuela’s state oil company in disarray, international oil companies will be the key to tapping the country’s oil resources. The Inter-American Dialogue interviewed eight large Western oil companies about the conditions that will determine how rapidly, and to what degree, they start or ramp up operations in Venezuela following a political transition.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham

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