Book Launch: Unfulfilled Promises – Latin America Today


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The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to invite you to the launch of its new book, “Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today”, coedited by president Michael Shifter and non-resident fellow Bruno Binetti. 

The volume takes a broad view of recent social, political, and economic developments in Latin America. It contains six essays, focused on salient and cross-cutting themes, that try to construct a thread or narrative about the highly diverse region, highlighting its main idiosyncrasies and analyzing where it might be headed in coming years. While the essays recognize considerable advances, they also point out setbacks and missed opportunities that have stood in the way of sustained progress. Strengthening state capacity emerges as a significant challenge.   

Contributors include some of the top regional experts in their fields: Democracy and the Rule of Law (Catalina Botero, Colombia), Crime and Violence (Robert Muggah, Brazil), Economic Management (Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize, Ecuador), Social Development (George Gray Molina, Bolivia), Regional Integration (Ana Covarrubias, Mexico) and Latin America and the World (Andrés Malamud, Argentina). Former president of Costa Rica and current co-chair of the Dialogue, Laura Chinchilla, wrote the introductory chapter.

Follow this event on Twitter at #LatinAmericaToday and @The_Dialogue.

Copies of the book will be available at the event.
A wine and cheese reception will follow.


Laura Chinchilla

Former President of Costa Rica & Co-Chair, Inter-American Dialogue (@Laura_Ch)

Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.

Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs & Co-Chair, Inter-American Dialogue 


Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)