On December 12, 2018, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a special reception to celebrate our outgoing co-chairs, Ambassador Carla A. Hills and President Ernesto Zedillo.
On December 13, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event for corporate program members called “The Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean Next Year.”
November’s midterm elections altered the balance of power in Washington, and the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, which will mean new chairs on key committees, will play an important role in shaping US energy diplomacy and energy markets in the Western Hemisphere. At an event co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Institute of the Americas, panelists discussed how the new Congress will approach key issues affecting energy within the context of Latin America’s evolving role in US trade and foreign policy.
On November 14, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank to host an event titled Institutions for Development: What Lies Ahead in the Caribbean?
On December 3, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with the Due Process of Law Foundation to host an event featuring Hernán Larraín, Minister for Justice and Human Rights in Chile.
On November 14th, the Inter-American Dialogue convened a panel of experts to discuss current trends and prospects of Chinese infrastructure development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event was moderated by Margaret Myers, director of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Asia & Latin America Program.
Mexico’s 2013 energy reform has led to pledges of almost $200 billion of private investment and renewable power auctions garnering bids to provide electricity at record-low prices. The Mexican government should continue to build on the successes of the reform, César Hernández, former Mexican undersecretary for electricity, and Jorge Castilla, managing director for Mexico at Accenture, said at an event hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue, the Embassy of Mexico, and the Energy Policy Research Foundation.
On October 31, the Inter-American Dialogue and its Venezuela Working Group in partnership with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) presented a new report on the Venezuelan forced migration crisis and potential solutions.
On September 18, Peter Hakim, president emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue, was recognized for his outstanding work towards the development of bilateral relations between Argentina and the United States.
Docentes y representantes de ministerios de educación y de institutos de formación docente de América Latina se reunieron en Bogotá el 25 y 26 de octubre para intercambiar sobre experiencias innovadoras de formación docente y reconocer la labor de los equipos de trabajo que lideran estas iniciativas.
El miércoles 14 de noviembre, el Diálogo Interamericano dió la bienvenida a una comitiva argentina encabezada por el Jefe de Misión Adjunto, Gerardo Díaz Bartolomé. La comitiva estaba compuesta por los gobernadores Gerardo Morales (Jujuy), Domingo Peppo (Chaco), Gustavo Valdés (Corrientes) y Alejandro Caldarelli, Secretario de Provincias y Municipios del Ministerio del Interior Obras Públicas y Vivienda.
On November 1, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion with the International Monetary Fund based on the IMF’s latest Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook report , “An Uneven Recovery.”
On October 17, The Inter-American Dialogue in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program hosted a panel event titled “Nicaragua Crisis: New Paths Forward?”
2018 has been a year marked by great political uncertainty for Latin American energy markets. Oil prices are up, creating strong incentives for investment, rising US natural gas exports are creating a new source of flexible, cheaper energy for Latin American consumers, and the cost of wind and solar energy is declining dramatically. However, Latin America continues to face uncertainty in energy policy as new governments take office in many countries and geopolitical tensions between the US and China are on the rise. With many questions on the table, government officials, corporate representatives, and analysts gathered on October 25 at the Inter-American Dialogue to assess the future of energy policy in the Western Hemisphere.
On October 16, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event to explore the Cuban economy’s future, its growth prospects, and the internal and external obstacles it faces.