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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Energy and Climate Change: Latin America as a Strategic Player

In an interview with The Science of Where Magazine, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries Program, and Sarah Phillips, program assistant, discussed Latin America’s progress toward the energy transition and its geopolitical implications. 

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “The question facing the White House is whether the Biden administration is prepared to distance itself from Guaidó”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with The Washington Times about US-Venezuelan relations under the Biden administration. The conversation covered Nicolas Maduro’s hopes to win concessions from Washington now that Democrats control the White House, the relationship with Juan Guaidó, and internal divisions in Venezuela. 


Press Mentions See all

El reto de Harris es conducir la situación actual con México simultáneamente con firmeza y delicadeza, tomando en cuenta la continua popularidad de AMLO y la aparente determinación de éste de consolidar el poder aunque eso implique recurrir al nacionalismo y a desafiar a EEUU.
AMLO se sintió cómodo con las relaciones con EEUU bajo (el expresidente Donald) Trump, quien ignoró el historial del gobierno mexicano en cuanto a derechos humanos, corrupción y seguridad. La Administración Biden ha generado malestar en el gobierno de AMLO por presionar por más resultados en la lucha anti-corrupción y lo más probable es que avance con cautela porque a Washington le conviene más tener la cooperación de México en materia migratoria.