Sofia Lalinde

United States  |  Program Associate, Special Projects & External Relations, Inter-American Dialogue

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Sofia Lalinde joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2019 as a program assistant for Special Projects & External Relations and took on additional responsibilities as program associate in 2021. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a BA in International Politics, focusing on foreign policy and processes.

Prior to joining the Dialogue, she interned in the Legislative Affairs Office of the Department of Treasury and at the Fabretto Foundation, an organization that serves to empower children and families in Nicaragua through education. Additionally, she has studied in France and Switzerland. While abroad, she interned at the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), an international NGO at the United Nations Headquarters.

She is fluent in English and Spanish and has working proficiency in French.

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24th Annual CAF Conference Video

Looking Back at the 24th CAF Conference

On September 9, 10, and 11, 2020, over 6,000 participants from around the world convened virtually for the 24th Annual CAF Conference to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Western Hemisphere.

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Virtual Forum for Dialogue Members

On May 19, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted its first virtual forum for Dialogue members to discuss the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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A History of the Dialogue’s Work on Gender and Democracy

The Dialogue’s pioneering work has made significant contributions to the advancement of women in leadership, the promotion of reproductive rights and health, and the reduction of violence against women. However, these issues remain extant in the region, emphasizing the need to continue conducting research and analysis in each of these key areas of concern to women and crucial to the health of the region’s democracies.

˙Joan Caivano

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Las acciones de Trump buscaron ampliamente socavar y eliminar los derechos LGBTQ+. Su prioridad fue ampliar las libertades y protecciones religiosas a expensas de la comunidad y la discriminación codificada contra grupos marginados... Aunque [con Biden] hay muchas razones para el optimismo, todavía queda mucho por hacer. Biden no solo tiene que revertir el daño hecho, sino también mirar hacia el futuro y promover políticas para mejorar las vidas de los estadounidenses LGBTQ+.
[Biden] tiene una agenda ambiciosa [para proteger a la comunidad LGBTQ+] de la discriminación y la violencia, [y para] ampliar su acceso a la salud, garantizar un trato justo en el sistema penal y promover las libertades civiles en el escenario mundial. Las organizaciones de derechos humanos y los grupos de defensa responsabilizarán a Biden por las promesas hechas porque la lucha por los derechos seguirá siendo una batalla difícil.