Leonie Rauls

United States  |  Development & External Relations Coordinator , Inter-American Dialogue

202-463-2931 ˙ lrauls@thedialogue.org

Leonie Rauls joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2018 and is the development and external relations coordinator. She graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College with a BA in Political Science and Spanish, focusing on development policy. Her senior thesis analyzed the unintended consequences of Conditional Cash Transfers, a poverty alleviation program in Latin America, on civil society engagement and the rights of the poor. Prior to becoming the development coordinator, she interned at the Dialogue’s Rule of Law Program. She has also interned at Grassroots International, an organization that supports global social movements, and at Endeavor Global, an international development organization that fosters entrepreneurship. She is fluent in Spanish, English, and German and has worked and studied in Costa Rica and Spain.

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Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

On March 5, the Inter-American Dialogue presented its new book titled Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today. Ambassador Shannon and president Chinchilla praised the book for constructing a narrative about the highly diverse region, highlighting its main idiosyncrasies and analyzing where it might be headed in coming years.

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Khashoggi Killing Casts an Uncomfortable Light on Latin America

The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month prompted worldwide outrage and a business backlash that has refocused attention on the safety of journalists. Latin America and the Caribbean was the deadliest part of the world in 2017 for journalists, with more than a quarter of murders taking place in the region.

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