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Cuba: protests and paths to the future

Lenier González ˙ ˙ Cuba

Havana, Cuba Pedro Szekely / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
Never before, since the revolutionary triumph of 1959, had there been in Cuba a public protest of the scale of the one that took place last Sunday, July 11. Thousands of Cubans, of all age groups and social classes, in more than 60 localities on the Island, went to the streets to express their discontent and make their voices…Read more +

Chile’s Coal Phase-Out: Opportunities for a Just Transition

Sarah Phillips, Ignacio Albe ˙ ˙ Voces

Smokestacks at a power plant Nick Humphries / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Chile’s initiative to fully phase out coal generation by 2040 will be critical for the Southern Cone country to comply with its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. However, despite the urgency of slashing Chile’s emissions, ensuring that coal workers are not economically abandoned in the process exemplifies one of the main challenges for policymakers surrounding the just transition.Read more +

Chile’s Constitutional Convention: The Ascent of the Anti-Establishment Left and the Death of the Moderate Center

William Skewes-Cox ˙ ˙ Voces

Chilean protesters on the street in 2019 holding signs that say Daniel Correa / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
The failure of the right to obtain sufficient seats for a veto, the near total rejection of the moderate parties that historically have governed Chile, and the stunning power of anti-establishment, independent leftists all point towards a Convention that will draft a thoroughly leftist new constitution.Read more +

Barbara Kotschwar Joins the Latin America Advisor Board

Erik Brand ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

We are pleased to announce that Barbara Kotschwar has joined the board of advisors of the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor publication. Kotschwar is the executive director of the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, where she heads a team of experts in the fields of payments, economic policy, technology and security…Read more +

Cuba: el Congreso de la resistencia

Lenier González ˙ ˙ Voces

Raúl Castro y Miguel Díaz-Canel CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Con la celebración del VIII Congreso del PCC se abre un nuevo ciclo histórico en la Isla, en el corto plazo, marcado por la resistencia a circunstancias adversas. Sin embargo, en el mediano y largo plazo, el nuevo liderazgo compuesto por la generación intermedia, recién llegada al poder, deberá cumplimentar un objetivo central: construir un modelo económico sustentable que traiga prosperidad material e inclusión social al pueblo de Cuba.Read more +

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