Analysis

President Donald J. Trump points to a reporter with a question during the coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Trump Show

In just two months, the US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed US casualties from the Vietnam War, and more than 30 million American workers have already applied for unemployment insurance. Against the backdrop of this devastating health and economic crisis, Trump is simply unable to show real leadership and has been unwilling to assume his share of responsibility for the calamity. As the US entered the worst phase of the crisis, his position on the pandemic has been notably incoherent and contradictory.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Faro

El Salvador's President, Nayib Bukele.

Is El Salvador’s Bukele Operating Above the Law?

Is President Nayib Bukele right or wrong to stand his ground on the government’s tough coronavirus lockdown measures in El Salvador despite court rulings against them?

Carlos Dada, Leonor Arteaga, Mari Carmen Aponte, Beatrice Rangel

Latin America Advisor ˙

Image of Earth in outer space, taken by NASA.

Will the Pandemic Lead to a Less Globalized World?

Will the post-coronavirus world see a significant shift away from multilateralism, and which countries in Latin America and the Caribbean would stand to gain or lose the most in this context?

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Kenneth Maxwell, Isabel de Saint Malo, José Antonio Ocampo

Latin America Advisor ˙

Pandemic Response and Executive Authority – The Case of El Salvador Video

Pandemic Response and Executive Authority – The Case of El Salvador

On April 22, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted Pandemic Response and Executive Authority – The Case of El Salvador, an online event focused on recent developments in El Salvador, including President Nayib Bukele’s open defiance of the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber ruling against arbitrary detention in containment centers for those who break quarantine.

Catharine Christie, Carole Botello

Event Summaries ˙

Trabajadores del Estado y simpatizantes orteguistas participan en una actividad del caudillo sandinista Daniel Ortega

El vacío de poder y el secuestro de los servidores públicos

Desde inicios de 2020, Nicaragua se ha estancado ante un vacío de poder que se ha agravado por la crisis de la pandemia, acompañado de un empate político prolongado entre el régimen y los actores del movimiento opositor de la Coalición Nacional.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Gustau Alegret & Margaret Myers Video

China y la “diplomacia de mascarillas” en América Latina

En esta entrevista con NTN24, Margaret Myers habló sobre el rol crucial de China en el combate del coronavirus en Latinoamérica, así como la “diplomacia de mascarillas” o “mask diplomacy” impulsada por este país.

Margaret Myers, Gustau Alegret

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Um construtor de pontes: o legado e os segredos de um embaixador empresarial

Member in the News: Roberto Teixeira da Costa

Roberto Teixeira da Costa, president and founder of the Arbitrage Chamber of the São Paulo Market and founding chair of the Brazilian Securities Commission (CBM), has published an e-book titled A Bridge Builder: the Legacy and Secrets of a Business Ambassador.

Roberto Teixeira da Costa

Member in the News ˙

Desenvolvimento e Cooperação na América Latina Video

Member in the News: Enrique García

Enrique García, economist and former president of the CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, has published a new book titled Development and Cooperation in Latin America: The Urgent Need for a Renewed Strategy. It is the seventh volume published in the José Bonifácio Chair collection at the University of São Paulo.

Enrique García

Member in the News ˙

Marcelo Ebrard

Amid Covid-19, China Ups Its Game in Latin America

China has become an essential, reliable partner for Latin American nations, while the United States, under the Trump Adminstration, has alienated itself away from longtime regional partners.

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Paul Angelo

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ New York Times

united nations security council

Members in the News: Rebeca Grynspan, Susana Malcorra & Christiana Figueres

On April 9, members of the “Group of Women Leaders, Voices for Change and Inclusion” called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to address the Covid-19 crisis in an electronically signed letter. Amongst the notable signatories are Dialogue members Christiana Figueres, Rebeca Grynspan, and Susana Malcorra.

Susana Malcorra, Christiana Figueres, Rebeca Grynspan

Member in the News ˙

Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Estados Unidos: Trump contra Biden y el coronavirus

Con su rival demócrata definido —Joe Biden, el ex vicepresidente de Barack Obama—, Donald Trump buscará la reelección en los comicios de noviembre, ya signados por una pandemia que ha destruido la que era su principal carta ganadora: la economía. Michael Shifter conversó con Perfil sobre las elecciones de noviembre y lo que esperar tras los cambios inesperados planteados por la pandemia del Covid-19. 

Michael Shifter, Santiago A. Farrell

Interviews ˙ ˙ Perfil