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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Shifter Video

Conclusiones de la Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas

En una entrevista con France 24  Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, ofreció sus impresiones sobre la Asamblea General de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU). Durante la entrevista también se habló sobre la influencia de China en América Latina, el nuevo tratado de seguridad AUKUS (Australia-United Kingdom-United States) y el retiro de tropas estadounidenses en Afganistán. 

Confidencial y LC Video

Chinchilla: “Ortega tiene que pagar un costo muy alto por el aislamiento internacional”

En esta entrevista con Confidencial, Laura Chinchilla, co-chair del Diálogo Interamericano, comparte sus opiniones sobre la situación en Nicaragua. Durante la conversación se abordaron también temas como las elecciones del próximo 7 de noviembre, un balance sobre la Organización de los Estados Americanos, la nueva Ley RENACER y qué puede hacer la comunidad internacional para hacerle frente al régimen Ortega-Murillo. 

Press Mentions See all

[Ecuador's comments about a shift toward China] is a narrative that we're hearing across the entire region, and I think it's not without reason. China has now surpassed the United States in all but Colombia, Ecuador and Paraguay, and it may soon be the largest partner for those countries as well. It’s not as though the United States is no longer a critical ally for countries in the region. It’s just that China is very much present in sectors where the United States is not.  
The [Biden] administration understands that it cannot count on Mexico, or many other Latin American countries, to join the US in pressuring the Cuban regime to improve its human rights record. That is today’s sad and unfortunate reality of inter-American politics. [For Lopez Obrador], principles of non-intervention and protection of national sovereignty take precedence over everything else, at least rhetorically.