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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Reviving Venezuela’s Oil Sector: The Role of Western Oil Majors

With Venezuela’s state oil company in disarray, international oil companies will be the key to tapping the country’s oil resources. The Inter-American Dialogue interviewed eight large Western oil companies about the conditions that will determine how rapidly, and to what degree, they start or ramp up operations in Venezuela following a political transition.

Great Decisions: A Discussion of World Affairs

This year, Dialogue experts were chosen to provide background information and analysis of US policy towards Latin America and China-Latin America relations for Great Decisions, the largest program focusing on the discussion of world affairs in the United States.. 


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El primer objetivo al que debe apuntar Guaidó es lograr elecciones democráticas, terminando así con la tensión política. Hace un año que Estados Unidos está aplicando sanciones económicas a Venezuela y Maduro está bastante cómodo, ha sobrevivido. Hay que romper con esto. Las sanciones pueden ser un instrumento para lograr la negociación y, de ahí, a elecciones. 
La Casa Blanca y el Departamento de Estado están principalmente en una modalidad de “esperar y ver” con respecto al gobierno de Fernández. La relación bilateral puede ser un poco fría, más con la Casa Blanca que con el Departamento de Estado, pero está todavía en desarrollo y dependerá de lo que suceda en los próximos meses.