Analysis

Is the Dominican Republic’s Pivot to China Paying Off?

The Dominican Republic’s president, Danilo Medina, in late March met with Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua in Santo Domingo, where they agreed on new economic cooperation accords and followed up on agreements that the two countries made last year. How much have ties with China paid off for the Dominican Republic?

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios, G. Philip Hughes, Mary Fernández Rodríguez

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Is Haiti Back on the Brink?

On May 6, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on the current situation in Haiti and prospects for change.

Tamar Ziff

Event Summaries ˙

Member in the News: Laura Chinchilla

President Laura Chinchilla was awarded the “Women of the Decade in Public Life and Leadership” award at the Women Economic Forum on March 8, 2019 in Amsterdam.

Laura Chinchilla

Member in the News ˙ ˙ NCR Costa Rica

Decisive Moment for Venezuela’s Military

Venezuela may be slowly moving into a scenario in which the military moves to take full control, without Maduro, but not necessarily in accordance with Guaidó’s (and the constitution’s) terms and timetable for a transition.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Tercera

Juan Guaidó’s Uprising Failed. What’s Next for Venezuela?

Venezuela’s stalemate will not last forever, but an immediate and easy return to democracy is highly unlikely. The quicker the opposition and its international supporters adapt their strategies to this hard reality, the sooner the country can begin to find a way out of this unprecedented crisis.

Michael Shifter, Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ New York Times

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Shifter: “The Embarrassing Amateurism of Trump’s Foreign Policy Team”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed for Background Briefing with Ian Masters, where he discussed the Trump administration’s foreign policy towards Venezuela during this crisis and how their militarist thinking is not the best course of action.

Michael Shifter

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Background Briefing

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Protests Continue in Venezuela

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by BBC World News on the future of the Venezuelan armed forces amidst continuing protests as well as the possibility of US and Russian intervention. 

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC World News

El control sobre las remesas familiares en Nicaragua

Hay una razón muy simple de parte del Gobierno de aumentar controles sobre las transacciones, su lógica es política y económica como mecanismo de sobrevivencia.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial