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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Estrategia de Estados Unidos contra Maduro: Acusaciones de Narcoterrorismo, Operación Militar en el Caribe y el Marco para la Transición Democrática de Venezuela

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, fue entrevistado por El Washington Post Podcast. En su intervención, Shifter analizó la estrategia de Estados Unidos para debilitar el régimen de Maduro en Venezuela. Las acusaciones de narcoterrorismo y corrupción, la operación militar en el Caribe y el “Marco para la Transición Democrática de Venezuela” fueron algunos de los temas tratados en esta entrevista.

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Can Justice for Maduro Bring Peace to Venezuela?

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo unveiled a detailed framework for restoring democracy in Venezuela that was immediately rejected by the man who would need to step aside for such a transition to occur: Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro.

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Countering China through Infrastructure Investments

The US has introduced several measures to facilitate energy & infrastructure investment in Latin America. However, the impact will likely be constrained by the challenging investment environment in many Latin American countries, demonstrating the limitations for the US in competing with China’s centralized economic model.


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Es sorprendente, dadas las recientes acusaciones dictadas contra Maduro y su círculo cercano, que [EE.UU.] no parece estar en sintonía con [el 'Marco de Transición Democrática'].