Daniel Caballero joined the Inter-American Dialogue in August 2023 as a Program Associate in the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program. Prior to joining the Dialogue, Caballero served as the chief legal advisor for Justice Daniela Salazar at the Constitutional Court of Ecuador. Previously, he worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a researcher for the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE), an attorney for Asylum Access Ecuador, as well as human rights project coordinator for the School of Law at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, where he is still an adjunct law professor.
He holds a juris doctor with a minor in Human Rights from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, a master’s in Constitutional Law from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, and a master of laws in International Human Rights from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
He is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and German.
En América Latina, los llamados “outsiders” con agendas anti-sistema o anti-establishment – desde Alberto Fujimori en Perú hasta Hugo Chávez en Venezuela, Nayib Bukele en El Salvador, Donald Trump en Estados Unidos y Jair Bolsonaro en Brasil – han tenido un fuerte impacto en el Estado de derecho tras asumir el poder.
At an in-person event organized by the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Chatham House, and the Inter-American Dialogue, panelists discussed the consequences of Venezuela’s crisis in anticipation of 2024, a pivotal year in which presidential elections are scheduled to take place.
At an in-person event organized by the Inter-American Dialogue, along with CESCOS (Center for the Study of Contemporary Open Societies) and the University ORT in Uruguay, panelists analyzed the popularity of President Bukele despite allegations of abuses committed in the context of the state of exception adopted in the country, the impact of punitive security policies on the rule of law, attempts to export Bukele’s model to the region, and alternative strategies to counter abusive security policies.