US Policy

Although the United States’ relationship with Latin America has changed profoundly in recent years, the US remains a vital partner to many Latin American nations. Its foreign and domestic policies on a range of issues, including drugs and immigration, bear deep implications for the region. The Inter-American Dialogue closely monitors Washington’s relationship with its neighbors and provides leaders from across the Western Hemisphere with an open forum for exchange. Our timely and incisive analysis seeks to build hemispheric consensus on divisive policy challenges and spark new conversations on pressing issues.


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Strongmen Have the Edge With Trump. Why Not Maduro?

Mr. Trump should be commended for coming down hard on Latin America’s strongmen. But by also resurrecting an impulse for unilateral action and indifference to the region’s needs and concerns, he is making it more difficult to help bring about the democratic change he ostensibly seeks.

Orozco: ‘La idea de que Ortega permanezca hasta 2021 ya no es viable para nadie’

Desde el pasado 18 de abril, a consecuencia de una reforma al seguro social, el descontento popular ha escalado en Nicaragua. La respuesta del régimen del Presidente Daniel Ortega ha sido la represión y hasta ahora, alrededor de 300 muertos han sido reportados. Ante la violencia rampante, la comunidad internacional ha manifestado su preocupación y descontento. Manuel Orozco dio una entrevista acerca de los impactos que estas sanciones tendrán en Nicaragua, y de los posibles escenarios futuros en el conflicto.


Press Mentions See all

The U.S. must have more skin in the game in the Venezuelan crisis. In order to play the role of regional leader, the U.S. will have to have a strong leg to stand on. And a domestic migration policy that’s seen as so toxic by the very countries that are being asked to assume some of these burdens I think can only handicap the United States capacity to play that role effectively.