Intern, Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue
AzulHidalgo Solá is a senior at The George Washington University pursuing a major in International Affairs and a minor in Journalism & Mass Communication. She is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she will be working remotely for the semester. In terms of her academic and career interests, she has focused most of her research on transitional justice issues, justice and reconciliation processes, memory construction, and forced disappearances in the Southern Cone and Colombia.
This report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program posits that policy reforms adopted out of necessity during the pandemic in regards to prison policy, some of which were considered politically unpalatable before the Covid-19 emergency, offer important lessons and in some cases proof of concept for overdue shifts in prison policy.
On December 2, 2020 the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with Luminate to host the webinar “Democracy in a Post-Pandemic Latin America.” Panelists discussed the current state of democratic institutions in the region, the role of disinformation, as well as the findings of Luminate’s new public opinion research on shifting perceptions on democracy during the pandemic.
On October 21, 2020, the Dialogue along with the International Crisis Group (ICG) hosted “Waiting for Peace: Violence Against Social Leaders in Colombia”. Panelists debated the findings of the ICG’s new report “Leaders Under Fire: Defending Colombia’s Front Line of Peace” and engaged in a discussion on the current rise in violence against social leaders and the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement.