Social Equity

Despite making great strides in recent years, Latin America and the Caribbean remains the most unequal region in the world. To effectively deliver on the promise of economic growth and democratic governance, the region’s institutions need better guarantee shared prosperity, protections, and rights.

The Inter-American Dialogue works to bring public attention to Latin America’s long-neglected social agenda. Our research and efforts focus specifically on taxation and social spending, women’s leadership and gender rights, and access to quality education.


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Book Review: Voices of Change in Cuba from the Nonstate Sector

This is a book review by Ted A. Henken of the volume “Voices of Change in Cuba from the Nonstate Sector” by Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Roberto Veiga González, Lenier González Mederos, Sofía Vera Rojas, and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán published by University of Pittsburgh Press.

Member in the News: Susana Malcorra

Dialogue member Susana Malcorra released an open letter for “the need to achieve full gender equality and empowerment of women across all ambits.”


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La economía mexicana no está boyante, y el gobierno no tiene los recursos para mantener a miles de personas o darles trabajo. Este asunto tensará aún más la ya de por sí seria situación fiscal del país.
One of the enduring ironies of Venezuela's socialist experiment is that even as the country's economy collapses and its people flee from hunger and disease, a small coterie of well-placed Venezuelans has grown astonishingly rich from corruption […] There are millions, if not billions, of dollars in dirty money that Chavista insiders and generals have stashed abroad.