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Michael Camilleri is Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. An international lawyer and former diplomat, he served in the Obama administration from 2012 to 2017 as the Western Hemisphere adviser on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as Director for Andean Affairs at the National Security Council.
Prior to joining the U.S. government, Michael was a human rights specialist at the Organization of American States and a senior staff attorney at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). He also worked with a coalition of civil society organizations in Guatemala and at a large international law firm.
Michael’s commentary and analysis on legal and policy issues in the Americas have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Americas Quarterly, BBC, Fox News, Univision, NTN24, and CNN en Español. Michael is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he has been an adjunct professor of law and international affairs at the George Washington University, American University, and the University of Baltimore. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Si Maduro es capaz de conseguir [la reserva de lingotes de oro de 1.800 millones de dólares], esto debilita una herramienta significativa que el gobierno británico tiene para implementar su reconocimiento a Guaidó. Esto socava la fuerza de esa política. [...] Maduro estaba tratando de conseguir ese dinero para él antes de regresar con el nuevo reclamo de que era para aliviar el Covid-19.
If Maduro is able to get his hands on [the $1.8 billion in gold bars], it weakens a significant tool that the British government has toward implementing its recognition of Guaidó. It undermines the strength of that policy. [...] Maduro was trying to get that money for himself before he came back with the fresh claim it was for Covid-19 relief.