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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Program Director Lisa Viscidi moderates an event on Caribbean energy. Video

Webinar on US-Caribbean Energy Cooperation

The State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources held a webinar on September 9, 2020 on barriers and opportunities for private investment in Caribbean energy sectors, energy resource diversification, the impacts of Covid-19 on Caribbean energy markets, and US cooperation. Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at the Dialogue, moderated the event. 

El Washington Post Video

La elección en el BID

En el podcast en español El Washington Post Michael Shifter habló sobre el nuevo presidente del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, Mauricio Claver-Carone. Shifter comentó sobre la falta de liderazgo en la región y cómo Claver-Carone tiene una oportunidad única para unificar al hemisferio.

Daniel Pacheco y Michael Shifter Video

Elecciones en EEUU y la relación con Colombia

Michael Shifter participó en el programa “Zona Franca” del Canal REDMÁS de Colombia donde comentó con Daniel Pacheco acerca de la visita del Secretario de Estado Pompeo a Colombia, la relación entre Donald Trump e Iván Duque y las próximas elecciones en Estados Unidos.


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