On July 11, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an extended discussion on “Cuba’s Sinking Economy – Causes, Consequences & Remedies” with Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, the former chief of the US interest section in Havana, and Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago, an economist and Cuba expert at the University of Pittsburg.
Informe de relatoría sobre la calidad en la educación temprana en América Latina.
Michael Camilleri, Director of the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, spoke at an event hosted by the University of Notre Dame Keough School’s Initiative for Global Development called, “Beyond the Border: Regional Priorities and the Migration Debate in Central America.”
On June 19, the Dialogue hosted an event to present the latest Education program report and discuss the urgency of reducing inequality in Latin America, particularly in education.
Deforestation rates in the Amazon River Basin have risen to near-record levels in recent years, threatening biodiversity and indigenous lands as well as global climate change efforts and weather patterns in the Amazon region and beyond. The lack of governance across Amazonian nations is a primary factor behind countries’ failure to stem forest loss, said experts at an event launching a new Inter-American Dialogue report on May 29.
This event was held as a part of the Dialogue’s work on the political crisis in Nicaragua, focused on reestablishing democracy and protecting human rights in the nation.
On May 23, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted a panel called “Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders” as the third and final installment of the joint Dialogue/IDB “Anticorruption, Transparency and Intergrity” Symposia series.
On May 21, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted three candidates for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
While the crisis in Venezuela is primarily humanitarian in nature, international involvement has escalated to the point where a discussion of the geopolitics surrounding the issue is both appropriate and timely. To that end, the Inter-American Dialogue co-hosted a discussion on May 21 titled “Is the Venezuela Crisis Becoming a Proxy Conflict?” with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
How has the region’s middle class changed in recent years, and could new approaches help create a larger pool of upwardly mobile consumers?
On May 9, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with Freedom House, hosted an event called “Corruption, Criminality, and Justice in a Post-Transition Venezuela.”
The development of energy resources is an integral component of many of Latin America’s economies, from established producers like Colombia and Brazil to newcomers to the global energy market like freshly oil-rich Guyana. However, policymakers and energy companies throughout the region must devise solutions to a variety of fiscal, political, social, and environmental hurdles to ensure successful and sustainable projects, explained speakers at an Inter-American Dialogue event on May 10.
On May 6, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on the current situation in Haiti and prospects for change.
On Thursday, April 25 the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin America and Caribbean Center to host an event called “Transition Interrupted?” to discuss the Dialogue’s Venezuela Working Group’s most recent report that analyzes the potential for democratic change in Venezuela.
On April 16, the Inter-American Dialogue had the honor of hosting President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador during his visit to the United States. President Moreno provided insight into the steps his government is taking to resolve the countries fiscal deficit and his administration’s work with multilateral institutions, among other topics.